Health sector organization and policy

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Objective of this module

organizacion sector saludThis module provides an overview of the health sector’s role in managing risk, and of its relationships and interaction with other sectors.

It deals with the sector’s areas of responsibility and basic disaster management activities. All of this falls under the direction of the health authority, which at the national level is the ministry of health.

Finally, it offers guidelines, recommendations, and a model of the organizational structure needed to satisfactorily cover all disaster risk management functions.

In this section:

1. National entities and policy
2. Functions of the health sector
3.Risk management in the health sector
4. Strengthening response capacity
5. Mobilizing for emergencies and disasters
6. Monitoring and evaluation of disaster risk reduction in the health sector
7. General responsibilities of the health sector