Webinar on the WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management

Evidence is vital to well-informed decision making in Health Emergency and Disaster Risk management. The research that provides this evidence must be high quality and fit for purpose. The WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management was published in 2021, involving 164 authors from 30 countries, WHO Headquarters and Regional Offices (PAHO, AFRO, EMRO, EURO, SEARO, WPRO). This comprehensive guidance covers 43 chapters, entailing the design, implementation and reporting of research during and after emergencies and disasters. It aims to provide guidance for researchers, would-be researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in order to:

  • Improve the quality of research in Health EDRM.
  • Improve the quality of the policy, practice and guidance that is supported by evidence from such research.
  • Increase research capacity among researchers and the research community, including new researchers, experienced researchers and teachers of research.
  • Strengthen collaboration and engagement between the research community and policy-makers, practitioners and stakeholders for improved Health EDRM.

By sharing this resource we hope to engage the UK Alliance for Disaster Research to grow exciting opportunities for possibly collaboration and partnership development.


Event: Online Webinar (1 hour)

Theme: How might the WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management support UKADR professionals in collaborating with their research and capacity development?

Date: 13th July 2022 

OrganiserUK Alliance for Disaster Research


  • Jonathan Abrahams, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (tbc)
  • Ryoma Kayano, WHO Centre for Health Development, WHO, Kobe, Japan.
  • Mike Clarke, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom; Evidence Aid, London, United Kingdom.
  • Tracey O’Sullivan, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 
  • Dell D. Saulnier, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (tbc)
  • Emily Y.Y. Chan, CCOUC, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK, Hong Kong SAR, China; GX Foundation, Hong Kong SAR, China. (tbc)
  • Virginia Murray, UK Health Security Agency, London, United Kingdom will help to moderate

Please email at wkc_tprn@who.int if you would like to join this event!


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