Global launch of the 'one million safe schools and hospitals initiative'

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): World Health Organization ; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Date: 08 Apr 2010

Location: Manila (Philippines)

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  • Description

  • People in unsafe schools, hospitals and health facilities are at the greatest risk of losing their lives when a disaster strikes. We can improve the safety of schools, hospitals and health facilities to address the increasing risk due to climate change and other disasters - natural and man-made.

    The One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign is a global advocacy initiative to make schools and hospitals safer from disasters. This initiative is part of the 2010-2011 World Disaster Risk Reduction Campaign on "Building Resilient Cities - My city is getting ready!" You can help make schools and hospitals safer through a simple click.