Identification

Title
Hospital Safety Index Guide
Abstract

Safe hospitals and other health facilities must remain operational in the aftermath of emergencies and disaster. Disruption of health services due to damage to hospitals and the lack of adequate preparedness to respond effectively are two major factors that can prevent people from receiving facility-based life-saving medical care and other essential health services.

Special attention must be given to ensuring the physical and functional integrity of hospitals and health facilities in emergency conditions. This is about more than just protecting buildings. Health facilities are only truly safe from disasters when they are accessible and functioning, at maximum capacity, immediately after a hazard strikes.

Action to make hospitals and other health facilities safe and operational before, during and after disasters through the implementation of the Safe Hospitals Initiative must remain a priority for disaster risk reduction.

At the 3rd World Conference for Dis...

Publication Date
Feb. 13, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Category
Health
health, health services, human ecology, and safety. Examples: disease and illness, factors affecting health, hygiene, substance abuse, mental and physical health, health services
Regions
Global
Approved
No
Published
Yes
Featured
No
Owner

Name
Erik Bethke (erik)
email
ebethke@worldbank.org
Position
Organization
World Bank
Location
Voice
Fax
Information

Identification Image
Spatial Extent
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Projection System
EPSG:4326
Extension x0
-180.000000000000000
Extension x1
180.000000000000000
Extension y0
-90.000000000000000
Extension y1
90.000000000000000
Features

Language
English
Supplemental Information

River Flood, Tsunami, Coastal Flood, Strong Wind, Volcanic Ash, Landslide, earthquake

Contact Points

Name
Erik Bethke (erik)
email
ebethke@worldbank.org
Position
Organization
World Bank
Location
Voice
Fax

References

Link Online
/documents/1062
Metadata Page
/documents/1062/metadata_detail
Online Link
/documents/1062/download

Metadata Author

Name
Erik Bethke (erik)
email
ebethke@worldbank.org
Position
Organization
World Bank
Location
Voice
Fax