WHO-CDC Bibliography on Safe Health Facilities

WHO has partnered with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in on the development of an extensive bibliography on Safe Health Facilities. The database of more than 500 citations from many sources and in multiple languages has been refined from over 6000 original citations . The citations have been grouped in the following categories:

  • assessments
  • case studies and lessons
  • exercises and training
  • facility design and construction
  • general preparedness
  • integration and coordination
  • plans and planning
  • recovery
  • security
  • supply management and essential services
  • surge capacity   
  • tools and guidelines

CRID (Panama), US National Library of Medicine (NLM) and PAHO have provided guidance on the project. The bibliography complements CRID's collection of about 50 full-text articles on Safe Hospitals. A search engine will be provided to enable searching of the bibliographic database.