COVID-19 Resources

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South-South Knowledge Sharing

Lao PDR has come one step closer to adapting APP’s multi-stakeholder partnership model. Disaster risk management (DRM) actors from the government, civil society, and private sector engaged in immersive study in Thailand and Cambodia. They observed and interacted with experts and specialists to learn best practices from their regional counterparts. 

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BPP News & Updates

Leaving no one behind in SAR Operations
Under the BPP, the Centre for Disability in Development organized a three-day training for Bangladesh Preparedness Partnership (BPP) partners on Disability Inclusive Search, Rescue & Evacuation (DiSRE) from 21-23 June in Bangladesh. The training is aimed at orienting the BPP partners on the basic skills to rescue disabled victims during emergencies. DiSRE curriculum ensures that the participants understand the intricacies involved in evacuating people with mental and physical disabilities during disasters.

PEER South Asia News

Case Study

The study highlights the 19-year journey of PEER in Bangladesh, highlighting the milestones, challenges, and achievements in the process. It details how FSCD has adopted PEER components into its training mechanism.

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PEER News and Updates

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A roundup of PEER training

Catch the action from PEER training conducted in June! A series of basic instructor trainings were conducted to develop a force of upskilled responders and create a community of prepared professionals for a resilient future.

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Assessing hospital safety for resilience
Under the SERB program, the National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine deliberated ways to integrate Hospital Emergency Response Plan (HERP) and Hospital Risk Assessment (HRA) tools in the annual strategic plans of the Directorate General of Health Services, Bangladesh on 15 June. HRA assesses the safety of health facilities from disasters and based on this evaluation a HERP is developed to frame a strategy to manage catastrophes. Embedding these tools in institutional systems will help hospitals identify and address gaps in making hospitals safe from disasters.

Resilient healthcare through the new SFHS on disaster preparedness

In collaboration with the Disaster Preparedness and Response Division and PEER, the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka launched the Strategic Framework for Health Sector Disaster/Emergency Preparedness on 16 June. SFHS provides guidance on hospital infrastructure resilience prescribed under HOPE. Revised SFHS has shifted its focus from addressing national-level activities to local operational strategies in health sector disaster response. PEER also handed over the nationally adapted HOPE curriculum to the Ministry of Health for the wider rollout of the course.

National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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