Disaster risk management for health: safe hospitals, prepared for emergencies and disasters

Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:

This fact sheet about safe hospitals, prepared for emergencies and disasters in disaster risk reduction for health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management consideration.

Safe hospitals, prepared for emergencies and disasters key points:

-Hospitals and other health facilities are vital assets to communities on a day-to-day basis and when disaster strikes.
-Safe hospitals protect patients, visitors staff and the investment in health infrastructure from hazards.
-Safe hospitals continue to function and provide lifesaving medical care in disasters.
-Assessment of the safety and preparedness of hospitals identifies priorities for remedial action, including cost effective retrofitting.
-New hospitals are safeguarded by risk sensitive sitting, design and building in compliance with building codes.
-Emergency planning, staff training and exercises build hospital capacity to manage risks and respond effectively.

The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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