Recent disasters have shown that we need to review many of the lessons we assumed we had learned in the field of humanitarian assistance, specifically in the health sector. This material has been written mainly by health professionals in the Caribbean who, year after year, provide support to people affected by disasters in their own country or in neighboring countries. The publication is formatted into four main sections for consideration of fires in hospitals: Prevention, Suppression, Evacuation and Evacuation Training Drills. The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held on October 13, recognizes the need to include persons with disabilities in disaster risk-reduction efforts.
The authors share ideas, tools and expertise on the structural, nonstructural, and functional components of hospital safety. Currently, there is a growing demand for safe hospitals, as well as greater political will.
The technology parts of this plan: a GIS, perhaps some online training tools, and a database application are well below the level of complexity of many services offered by, for instance, Yahoo or Google. To do the supply chains for the building materials would require assistance from building supply companies like Home Depot or Lowes, and the tape is going to need to be stockpiled - call 3M.
You can build a disaster response capability based on the hexayurt by working with your community and some companies.


Firstly, the ability to rapidly establish field hospitals, using military equipment for treatment facilities, and hexayurts and other temporary shelters for wards may address the need for segregated hospital facilities for victims. Major fires in public places such as nightclubs, shopping centers, markets, hotels, and hospitals have had significant social repercussions in many countries, and emphasize how important it is to raise public awareness in order to reduce or minimize risks, and to have preparedness plans to respond to such emergencies in an appropriate manner. The purpose of this manual, which is intended for communicators, is to ensure better media coverage of emergencies and disasters, and to encourage journalists to produce copy that focuses on prevention before disasters occur. Each emergency sees the emergence of new intervening agencies that focus on providing direct, immediate health services, often for short periods. They also present recommendations that will be of interest to a broad readership, for example health authorities, academics, professionals from various disciplines, medical students, health workers, technical and financial cooperation agencies, and other international institutions.
An organization like that could build and host this service (except the financial infrastructure) as a way of helping ordinary Americans protect themselves in the event of a natural disaster or terrorism. But with these pieces assembled, plus perhaps some of the additional infrastructure components outlined in the presentation PDF, there is no reason why an extremely high level of resilience could not be achieved without requiring complex government planning. This approach gives an hour to hour and a half end-to-end construction time for the shelter. Rather than siting shelters for these people in areas with existing infrastructure (homes) it may be wiser to site buildings for them in a green field area, with some separation from the general population until their condition stabilizes.


It is addressed to health sector administrators, social workers, and other professionals in the disaster and health fields, and provides a basic guide to mental health and psychosocial support, mainly in the phases of disaster preparedness and response. An increasing number of countries have national policies on safe hospitals and are using their own resources to fund their national programs on safe hospitals.
I'm publishing it widely because it is a community-led disaster response plan rather than something driven from centralized resources like those of government agencies. The document is applicable to existing hospitals that can be retrofitted to improve safety against fires as well as new-build facilities. Etienne served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of the Library is to provide Ministries of Health and their disaster prevention and management programs with information sources and documents related to health in emergencies and disaster situations.



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