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International Recovery Platform

COVID-19 Pandemic: Applying IRP Disaster Recovery Tools and Guidelines to Pandemic Recovery

This toolkit is a compendium of existing guidelines and tools to support countries and communities when they are ready to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. It supports recovering communities to "build back better" " build more resilient health systems, economies, and more just societies. Building back better in the recovery from this global pandemic is absolutely necessary to build more resilient societies from health disasters including pandemic and epidemic. Recovery must seek to build the resilience of public and private systems, and planning must start now. The challenges presented by this disaster will form the basis for new plans and designs to ensure public and private systems are made resilient in the face of future hazards. This is an opportunity to build resilience into COVID-19 recovery plans. National and local governments must factor in biological hazards and risks in their national and local disaster risk reduction strategies (Sendai Framework Target (e)).

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