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Disaster Response Readiness; a Key to Achieving SDG 3 Target of Disaster Risk Reduction By 2030
Weiam Ahmed Al-hunaishi

Last modified: 2018-08-07


Background: Disasters caused diseases, injuries, and destruction of health structures and services. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) call for approaches that promotes health and well-being in line with Sustainable Development Goals no 3 (SDG 3) stipulations. SDG 3 thrived well on the integration of those measures that reduce disaster risk, promotes health and vice versa. Therefore, the study aims to highlight ways that guides Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Methodology: This study synthesized secondary data obtained through desk literature survey. Articles, reports, and policy brief related to DRR, published between 2005 and 2017, meet the inclusion technique.

Result: The preliminary outcome of the review suggests that DRR entails establishment of a strategic planning in-line with SDG 3.d stipulations, to address DRR related challenges such as poor public health facilities, inadequate trained personnel and breaks in supply chain of essential materials among other issues, applying Sendai framework.

Conclusion: DRR is a multi-sectorial task involving all stakeholders from planning to implementation phase, through collaborations and coordination across governance platforms. Succinctly, disaster readiness demands an effective integration of SDG 3.d and Sendai framework to ensure successful reduction of disaster risk by 2030.


Key words: Preparedness, Disasters risk reduction.