Publications
Evaluation Guidelines for Disaster Preparedness in the Health Sector

These guidelines provide a practical look for the evaluation of the most important aspects of health sector preparedness in the face of disaster situations. It brings evaluation norms, activities to be carried out, and technical recommendations to strengthen natural disaster preparedness and response programs. 

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Disaster Mitigation for Health Facilities

Guidelines for Vulnerability Appraisal and Reduction in the Caribbean
Based on the Caribbean experience these guides intend to show an analysis of the vulnerability of the health care facilities and how to apply mitigation measures. Although directed toward health personnel in hospitals and health centers, the guides are written in generalized language to be easily comprehensible. 

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Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities

This publication shows the most important mitigation measures that need to be included in the design, planning and construction of health facilities, so that lives and the investment are protected, and services continue during disasters. 

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Lessons Learned in Latin America on Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities

Cost-effectiveness Aspects
This publication analyzes the crucial cost-benefit relationship in the application of mitigation measures to reduce the effect of disasters in hospitals and health centers. It shows succesful experiences developed in hospitals from Latin America and the Caribbean. It is an essential tool for health sector managers and administrators.

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Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disasters

This publication is an overview of the Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities and includes recommendations on how to promote their use among national authorities, planners and financing agencies involved in the development of these projects. It emphasizes the substantial social and economic benefits of applying disaster mitigation measures to the design, planning and construction of health facilities. Equally important, it describes how to apply these measures to achieve protection levels that not only ensure human safety but also the security of infrastructure and the continuity of services.

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