The Emergency Preparedness Index for Health (EPIH) is an electronic tool developed by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean to support countries of the Region to measure progress in the development of national policies and plans to manage the risks of emergencies and minimize their health consequences. Its purpose is to guide countries in assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring their progress in a more comprehensive and systematic manner. Development of the EPIH was based on WHOs Six-Year Strategic Plan to Minimize the Health Impact of Emergencies and Disasters, 20142019. The Strategic Plan outlines how WHO contributes to the reduction of death, illness and disability from emergencies while promoting the well-being and dignity of those affected.
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