Hospitals Safe from Disasters

When disasters strike, aid agencies, communities, the media, and governments focus immediately on the victims. But if our focus on victims is to have real meaning, we must prioritize a deeper understanding and support of medical care. Those who are injured need urgent medical attention, but those who escape injury have not escaped the long-term need for medical care and public health after the disaster is forgotten. When health services and hospitals fail due to disaster, people die and suffer needlessly both during the disaster and long into the future.

Source: World Bank
Pubblication Date: //
Theme: Best practices, Methodologies & Guidelines,
Country: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Any,
Hazard: Avalanche, Earthquake, Flood, Landslide, Nuclear, bacteriological and Chemical, Storm Surge, Technological Disasters, Tsunami, Wilde-fires,
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