Coordinator, Risk Reduction & Emergency Preparedness Health Action in Crises, World Health Organization
Jonathan Abrahams is the Coordinator, Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness in Health Action in Crises, World Health Organization, Geneva. Mr Abrahams works with WHO colleagues and partners on all-hazards global programmes, technical guidance and networks on health emergency risk management, including safer hospitals, climate change, community preparedness and ISDR system's thematic platform on disaster risk reduction for health. He provides support to WHO Regional and Country Offices and partners for assessing and strengthening the capacity of countries and communities to manage health risks of emergencies, disasters and other crises. Mr Abrahams has been author and editor of articles, technical guidance and learning packages in health emergency management, disaster risk management and business continuity planning.
Before joining WHO, Mr Abrahams was Director, Public Health in Emergencies, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand, and has worked with Emergency Management Australia, AusAID’s Humanitarian and Emergency Response Unit and WHO’s Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response.