Abstract

 

Accepted 13th February, 2017

 

Effective public health emergency management can reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity and reduce the economic and social impacts of pandemics and disease outbreaks. The effectiveness of an emergency response is based on the amount of information that is available at any given time. The effective emergency communication and coordination among partners is crucial. This article explores the concepts of public health emergency management, and discusses related problems and challenges of collaboration and coordination, information sharing and communication for public health emergency management, to provide an evidence base to inform the development of strategies for public health emergency management improvement.

 

Keywords: Public Health; Emergency Management; Collaboration and Coordination; Information Sharing; Communication