First expert working group meeting for 2008-2009 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: "Hospitals Safe from Disasters"
Cairo, 16-17 June 2008
The campaign on ‘Hospitals Safe from Disasters’ was launched in Eastern Mediterranean Region, 3 February, 2008 with the purpose of advocating for the concept of saving hospitals from disasters and also to kick off the technical initiatives that will help the implementation. As a follow up WHO-EMRO and UN/ISDR organized a 2 days consultation calling upon the core experts of the region to validate the assessment tool and to finalize the regional framework for implementation. This also lay the platform of coordination among different stakeholders in this massive work.