Health Resilience Action Plans

Year: 2021

 

Partners: UNDRR

 

Program: Public Health, Governance.

 

The Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development in partnership with The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and in collaboration with the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management in the Presidency of the Lebanese Council of Ministers worked on developing a Health Resilience Action Plan for the three partners the Federation of Tyre Municipalities, Saida Zahrani Federation of Municipalities, and Municipality of Tripoli outlining the health priorities and actions adopted by the partners.

The project funded by UNDRR aims to make the health sector more resilient in the face of disasters and health crises that threaten the local community in three countries Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon.

This plan was developed within the project “Building Better in 3 Main Cities in Lebanon – Through a prevention-oriented and risk-informed approach”, which aims to develop the health system in 3 regions in Lebanon, Tyre, Sidon and Tripoli, to raise health preparedness to face disasters and crises on the whole. Differing them and improving the performance of effective health institutions and bodies in facing crises and recovering from them. The project is funded by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) as part of “Making Cities Resilient (MCR 2030)” campaign, and is implemented by the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development in partnership with the three municipalities and under the supervision of the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management at the Presidency Council of Ministers.

In order to build on an action plan that suits each region, the team has conducted several meetings assessing the needs of each city through the scorecard addendum, interviews with the different stakeholders, and multiple data collection to base the research on true assessment.

The action plans include the reality of health preparedness for disasters and crises within the geographical and administrative scope of the three Municipalities and a set of specific procedures and activities classified under priority areas commensurate with the local reality and local needs of the union. The actions adhere to the ten criteria and essentials of the “Making Cities Resilient (MCR 2030)” campaign.