World Organisation for Animal Health, Veterinary Services and Aquatic Animal Health Services engagement in global, regional and national emergency management systems


Matthew Stone, Daniel Donachie, Chadia Wannous & Keith Hamilton

This paper describes the current global context and systems for emergency management, identifies and characterises threats, describes planning approaches and tools, discusses the range of objectives that must be balanced, and introduces the emergency management disciplines. OIE’s expanding programmes and services to Members to develop emergency management capacities are summarised, with conclusions drawn that will shape future directions.

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