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WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Disaster preparedness and response
    WHO/Europe: Policy, guidelines, and information on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Emergencies
    WHO/Europe: How WHO/Europe helps countries in the region to prepare for and respond to health emergencies.
  • International Health Regulations
    WHO/Europe: Emergency risk communications.

European Commission (EC)

  • Crisis preparedness and response
    Public Health: EU policy, analysis, legislation and other documents on crisis preparedness and response for health threats. Includes mechanisms for a coordinated, Europe-wide response in the areas of preparedness, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication, and international cooperation.
  • European civil protection and human aid operations
    European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Emergencies
    FAO in emergencies supports countries and partners to prepare for and respond to food and agricultural threats and emergencies.
  • United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
    The UN’s global emergency response fund to deliver funding quickly to humanitarian responders. Provides time-critical assistance, including supplies, basic services and protection to millions of people in need. It is also an important funding source for providing life-saving assistance to those caught up in the world’s most neglected, underfunded and long-lasting crises.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
    Serves as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio‐economic and humanitarian fields.




  • Civil Protection in Austria
    The Federal Ministry of the Interior is responsible for the coordination of National Crisis Management and National Disaster Management, Crisis Response, International Disaster Relief and Civil Protection.






  • Cyprus Civil Defence
    A department of the Ministry of Interior. Focuses on taking measures in response to natural or man-made disasters which might cause serious consequences.


  • The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)
    A Danish governmental agency under the Ministry of Defence. DEMA's mission is to cushion the effects of accidents and disasters on society and to prevent harm to people, property and the environment.


  • Republic of Estonia - Crisis Management
    Under the Ministry of the Interior. Crisis management involves the prevention of emergencies, preparedness for them, emergency plans and mitigation of consequences as well as ensuring an uninterrupted supply of vital services.


  • Finland - Civilian Crisis Management
    The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for maintaining, further developing and coordinating national civilian crisis management capabilities.







  • The Civil Protection Department of Italy
    Builds projects and activities for the prevention, forecast and monitoring of risks and intervention procedures, and coordinates the response to natural disasters, catastrophes or other events.






  • Malta - Civil Protection Department (CPD)
    The Civil Protection Department responds to emergencies and coordinates its response with the Police, Health, the Armed Forces of Malta and NGO's.


  • Monaco - The Fire and Emergency Service
    Provide Civil Protection Services and work in the areas of fire risk prevention, national security plans, coordination and cooperation.

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Russian Federation




  • The Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies of Spain
    Under the authority of the Minister of Interior, the Directorate General acts on the various fields of civil protection and its activities and services are aimed at developing their basic elements (prevention, planning, intervention, training, research, and coordination).


  • Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
    The MSB is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence as long as no other authority has responsibility.




  • The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU)
    Directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers through the Minister of internal affairs. SESU implements state policies in the domain of civil protection, protection of population and territories from emergencies, prevention of emergencies, rectification of emergency consequences, rescue work, fire extinguishing, fire and technogenic safety, accident rescue service activities and hydrometeorologic activities.

United Kingdom

United States Department of Health and Human Services

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.


  • Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE)
    Seeks to provide a framework for South Eastern European nations to develop programs and projects leading to strengthened capabilities in preventing and responding to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Disease-specific laboratory services
    WHO/Europe coordinates activities related to pathogen analysis through the global Especially Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). It also establishes ad hoc networks when needed.
  • Emergency Medical Teams (EMT)
    Lists all quality assured organizations who agree to comply with a set of principles and minimum standards.
  • Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) (United nations and European commission)
    A cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.
  • Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)
    GFN is a capacity-building programme that promotes integrated, laboratory based surveillance and intersectoral collaboration among human health, veterinary and food-related disciplines.
  • Global Health Cluster
    Health Clusters exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies, the Global Health Cluster exists to support Health Clusters in countries.
  • Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)
    WHO GISRS monitors the evolution of influenza viruses and provides recommendations in areas including laboratory diagnostics, vaccines, antiviral susceptibility and risk assessment. WHO GISRS also serves as a global alert mechanism for the emergence of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.
  • Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)
    WHO network of over 200 technical institutions and networks globally that respond to acute public health events with the deployment of staff and resources to affected countries.
  • Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN)
    A source of early warning for potential public health threats worldwide, and for all-hazards intelligence and risk assessments.
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision
    Works to improve cooperation and coordination of epidemic preparedness and response. It also works on forecasting vaccine stocks, negotiating vaccine prices through its networks or partners, evaluating interventions and standard protocols for managing diseases.
  • Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework
    PIP establishes many responsibilities among countries, national laboratories, vaccine manufacturers, and WHO.
  • Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries
    EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
  • PreventionWeb
    A project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), is a participatory web platform for the disaster risk reduction community. It aims to facilitate an understanding of the subject of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the work of professionals in this area by providing current news and views on the topic, and tools for exchange and collaboration.
  • Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME)
    Through the Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME) project, WHO/Europe works closely with Member States to strengthen the health sector’s preparedness and public health capacity to better address emergency-related migration.
  • Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET)
    A public health emergency operations centre (EOC) refers to a physical location or virtual space in which designated public health emergency management personnel assemble to coordinate operational information and resources for strategic management of public health events and emergencies.
  • SEE.KMS: Building Resilience to Disasters in the Western Balkans and Turkey
    A project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) hosted by DPPI SEE.
  • Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC)
    The WHO Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) monitors global public health events around the clock, and facilitates international collaboration during public health emergencies and daily operations.
  • The Emergency Communications Network (ECN)
    A system to identify, train, assess and deploy risk communication experts as part of WHO’s response to emergencies and crises.
  • The WHO Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN)
    Provides technical expertise to help set and implement standards for quality management of patients with EIDs, serving as a catalyst and operational arm for treatment, prevention, and clinical research. EDCARN also includes a pool of expert clinicians to be deployed during outbreaks for technical support, training and mentoring of the local, national and international health workforce.
  • WHO Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN)
    Global and regional EDPLN networks of high security human and veterinary diagnostic laboratories contribute to outbreak response and preparedness as well as rapid development of diagnostic assays for emerging and infectious pathogens globally.
  • WHO Standby Partnerships
    Through Standby Partners, WHO can rapidly access and deploy highly skilled personnel to support the emergency work of WHO and the Health Cluster.
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