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Uzbekistan strengthens the safety and resilience of its hospitals

www.euro.who.int
14 July 2015

Uninterrupted functioning of health services is of the highest importance in emergencies and disasters. Continuing functioning of hospitals depends on a range of factors, including the safety of its buildings, critical systems and equipment, the availability of supplies, and the emergency and disaster management capacity of the hospital. The Safe Hospital Initiative is a priority among the five messages of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which was agreed by 186 countries in March 2015.

WHO/Europe is assisting the Ministry of Health in Uzbekistan to train national experts in applying the Hospital Safety Index (2nd edition), which is a tool for assessing the safety and preparedness of hospitals to remain operational in emergencies and disasters.  [Read full report here].