Structuring Networks - GRIDS


The Network of Disasters Risk Management was created in 2012 by the Health Council. It was created in the context of the consolidation of regional integration spaces and aims to reduce risks and give a timely and adequate response in cases of disasters, from the health perspective. Currently, the Network is elaborating the South American Plan of Risks and Disasters in Health.




Coordination: Chile
Alternate Coordination: Peru



Consultative Council gathers to propose an agenda for 2019

The ISAGS Consultative Council met between April 11 and 12 at the Institute’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, to discuss and propose actions for the next year of work. Representatives from 8 UNASUR countries, including members of the ministries, technical groups and structuring networks of the South American Health Council, as well as ISAGS officials […]


Expert’s Corner: Information for Action, Disasters and Health in South America

The mitigation of the effects of natural disasters is a priority among the UNASUR public health initiatives, as well as to other mechanisms and institutions operating in the region. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) have developed initiatives aimed at strengthening their response capacities, including: “Protecting health from climate change”, […]