Emergency and Humanitarian Action
EHA's other functions
- In the Mindanao Internally Displaced Population (IDP) situation, EHA provides support to ensure continued access of the conflict –affected population to essential health care services.
- Enhances capacity of local health staff in health emergency management and disaster risk reduction by supporting national and subnational PHEMAP courses as well as training opportunities on Safe Hospitals and Mass Casualty Management.
- Supports the formulation of health emergency-related policies such as the Policy on the Management of the Dead and the Missing.
- Supports the development of reference materials, such as the Pocket Emergency Tool (PET), Manual of Operations for Health Emergency Management, and Guide to Management of Common Illnesses in Disasters. It also collaborated with HEMS in the production of the SPEED Health Facility Code Books, the most comprehensive listing of health facilities.
Programme strategies and way forward
- institutionalizing SPEED;
- signing the Administrative Order that will integrate SPEED in the disaster preparedness plan of all cities, municipalities and provinces;
- strengthening coordination of emergency response through the Health Cluster;
- providing technical assistance, material and financial support in emergencies;
- contributing to the development of essential health package; and
- enhancing capacity of local facilities to deliver post emergency.