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Theme title: Sustaining Healthcare Facilities Performance during Natural Disasters
Background and Scope
Recent statistics suggest an increase in natural disasters around the world due to climate change and global warming. Although the annual number of fatalities has reduced since the start of the twentieth century, the number of affected people requiring immediate treatment has increased. The discontinuity of medical services in such events has encouraged the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) appeal to not let hospitals be victims of emergencies and it launched a global campaign, Hospitals Safe from Disasters. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Geneva 16-19 June 2009 concluded by calling for a 50 percent reduction in disaster related deaths by 2015.
High quality original papers are invited within the "Sustaining Healthcare Facilities Performance during Natural Disasters" Themed Issue. All papers will be subjected to the journal’s usual double-blind peer review process.