WHO in the Western Pacific

Health Security and Emergencies

The Western Pacific Region is vulnerable to health security and emergency risks brought about by disease outbreaks, emergencies and disasters. The Division of Health Security and Emergencies (DSE) works with Member States and partners to develop and advance national and regional capacities to deal with health security threats.

The Division is composed of three units: Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response; Disaster Risk Management for Health (DRM); and Food Safety.


Dr Li Ailan
Regional Emergency Director (RED), WPRO
WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)