The designations on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the Regional Director concerning the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of its frontiers. NOTE: Shaded areas are outside the WHO Region for the Western Pacific World Health Organization Western Pacific Region Member: 28 States and 9 areas Population: 1,665.6 million (1999) Offices: WHO Regional Office (1) WR Offices (10) CLO Offices (5) PTT Office (1)
Types of Hazards possible in PNG Natural Tropical cyclones, epidemics, earthquakes, frost, floods, landslides, drought and other El Nino consequences, volcano eruptions, and tsunami. Man made Fires, ethnic warfare, aviation accidents, chemical spills, industrial and mining accidents.
Prime Minister Minister for Inter-government Relations Director National Disaster Center Technical Advisers Provincial Disaster Coordinators Various Focal Points Disaster Response - National Structure
Recurring and/or increasing hazards Communities with high vulnerability and insufficient readiness Insufficient public health information on emergency Need to strengthen institutional capacity for emergency management Lack of proactive collaboration among partner agencies Regional Issues on Emergency Management in the WPR