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UNOPS Safer Hospitals. Global Platform for DRR May 2013. Implementation and operationalization of safer hospitals programmes. The importance of safe hospitals Progress has been made, but action is still needed More than 50 countries have engaged in the initiative

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unops safer hospitals

UNOPS Safer Hospitals

Global Platform for DRR

May 2013

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Implementation and operationalization of safer hospitals programmes

  • The importance of safe hospitals
  • Progress has been made, but action is still needed
    • More than 50 countries have engaged in the initiative
    • More than 1800 health facilities have been assessed
  • Roles and responsibilities
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High exposure to hazards

Prioritizing action on a global scale

Priority countries

Current hospital safety

Local commitment

Institutional and regulatory development

Local risk and vulnerability assessments

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Hospital safety can be enhanced at any stage of the disaster cycle

  • New and existing buildings need to be safe
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A systematic and locally owned approach

  • Action to improve hospital safety should:
  • Be systematic
  • Be informed by assessments
  • Ensure government capacity
  • Strive for innovation

Prioritized action for improved hospital safety

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Prioritizing and implementing action locally

Local institutional capacity development

Local direct technical capacity development

Infrastructure assessment and data collection

Data analysis and infrastructure planning

National Infrastructure Assessment Capacity

Implementation and advisory services for infrastructure works

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Summing up...

  • There is still a long way to go but we can make it shorter if we take a systematic approach
  • There is a role for multiple stakeholders
  • The challenge is both technical and institutional, and requires a combination of political will, investment and capacity development
thank you

For more information

please visit: www.unops.org

www.who.int

Thank you.