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1 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 1 |1 | Hospitals Safe from Disasters Reduce risk. Protect health facilities. Save lives Hospitals Safe from Disasters Reduce risk. Protect health facilities. Save lives International Day for Disaster Reduction 2009

2 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 2 |2 | What this day is about? Protecting hospitals Saving lives Reducing risks to health

3 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 3 |3 | Why are hospitals casualties of disasters? Chronically weak health systems Under-investment in health Poor facility location, design and construction No emergency plan Staff are not trained

4 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 4 |4 | To save lives Provide a safe haven Protect economic investment Maintain political confidence Why protect hospitals?

5 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 5 |5 | Situate, design, build safe facilities Assess, retrofit existing facilities Protect essential services Plan and train for emergencies Build partnerships How to protect hospitals?

6 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 6 |6 | Lessons learned: 1985 Mexico earthquake 5 hospitals collapsed, 22 damaged 6000 beds lost 561 people died at Juarez Hospital Today Hundreds trained in PAHO Hospital Safety Index Index applied in many health facilities

7 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 7 |7 | Hyogo Framework Legislation Training Assessments Design and construction Thematic platform Global advocacy What is being done?

8 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 8 |8 | Thematic Platform on Health Risk Reduction Health risk reduction community Improved investment Stronger health role

9 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 9 |9 | Raises global awareness Advocates for change Highlights best practice World Disaster Reduction Campaign Global advocacy

10 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 10 | What can you do? Form partnerships Risk management programmes Emergency response plans Test and update plans Train health workers Learn lessons from past National policies and programmes

11 World Disaster Reduction Campaign – Hospitals Safe From Disasters 11 | Thank you For further information, go to: World Disaster Reduction Campaign World Health Day WHO – Health Action in Crises


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