Public Health Promotion in Urban Emergencies
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- 1. Considerations for Public Health Promotion in Urban Areas Nicholas Brooks, Oxfam GB Health and Hygiene Promotion Forum Oxford, UK, 30 March 1 April 2011
2. Urban PHP 3. Urban humanitarism
- Current hot topic for humanitarians
- Oxfam GB interests
- IFRC - World Disasters Report 2010; World Water Day 2011; IASC Meeting Humanitarian Challenges In Urban Areas
- UN Habitat
- ODI/HPG (Sudan), RSC (urban IDPs), WSUP
4. How can PHP further the debate?
- Urban communities
5. Technical issues
- Are key diseases / risks to public health different?
- What do we understand / not know about urban hygiene practices
- Information Communication Technologies (ICT) possibilities
- NFI distributions
- EFSL integration
6. Technical issues 7. Operational issues
- Vulnerability targeting / beneficiary selection
- Local partners / CBOs
- Opportunities for working with local government
- Opportunities for innovative partnerships
- Security / political issues
- Urban capacity building needs for PHP staff
8. Urban community mobilisation
- Are urban communities different?
- Displacement - intra-urban, rural-urban
- How to best mobilise?
- incentive issues
- leadership (gangs?)
9. Next steps / questions
- What options for taking this forward?
- Compilation of urban PHP lessons learnt / best approaches.Currently very little documentation.
- PHP tools do they need urbanisation?
- What action research is needed?
- Community dynamics
- ICT / Somalia
- Urban humanitarism / why urban PHP important
- Considerations for PHP
- Community mobilisation
- Next steps
- IASC - Final Strategy For Meeting Humanitarian Challenges In Urban Areas
- IFRC - World Disasters Report, 2010
- ALNAP - Responding to urban disasters, 2009
- WASH Cluster (urban) floods material
- Oxfam Haiti - Waterlines poo bags article, water markets study, token scheme lessons learnt, WASH Lessons Learnt, Humanitarian Exchange article.
- UN Habitat Challenge of Slums (2003), State of Africas Cities (2010), Hidden Cities (with WHO, 2010) etc. etc.
- HPG / RSC / WSUP online resources