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"Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities: Public Health System Resilience - Addendum" aims to strengthen and integrate coverage of the many aspects of public health issues and consequences of disasters that are not adequately emphasized in the original Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities ("the Scorecard"). While the more obvious health factors such as hospital services capacities and structural and non-structural safety are covered in the Scorecard (under Essential 8), other disaster-related public health issues have not been well addressed. This Addendum, promulgated by UNDRR, with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, aims to remedy this. The Addendum should be used in conjunction with the UNDRR Scorecard, and WHO’s Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) Framework.

The Addendum is structured in sections around the same “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” as the Scorecard. It inevitably overlaps with the coverage of hospitals and food distribution in Essential 8 and can be regarded as an amplification of these.

  • Integration of public health and governance (Essential 1);
  • Integration of public health and disaster scenarios (Essential 2);
  • Integration of public health and finances (Essential 3);
  • Integration of public health and land use/building codes (Essential 4);
  • Management of ecosystem services that affect public health (Essential 5);
  • Integration of public health and institutional capacity (Essential 6);
  • Integration of public health and societal capacity (Essential 7);
  • Integration of public health and infrastructure resilience (Essential 8);
  • Integration of public health and disaster response (Essential 9);
  • Integration of public health and recovery/building back better (Essential 10).

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