Technical Guidelines
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of a Key Health Facility in FYR Macedonia: a handbook

WHO-EURO & IZIIS-Skopje, 2007. The World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, (WHO-EURO) Copenhagen, Denmark and the Section for Risk, Disaster Management and Strategic Planning (RDM) at the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (IZIIS-Skopje), University “St. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje, have launched this Health facility seismic Vulnerability Evaluation method.

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A Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Hospitals in Kathmandu Valley

WHO-EHA Nepal, NSET & Ministry of Health of Nepal, 2002. To start a long-term initiatives addressing the reduction of seismic vulnerability in the health infrastructure of Nepal, the Emergency and Humanitarian Action programme of the World Health Organization (EHA) and the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services (EDCD), Ministry of Health, decided to implement a comprehensive structural assessment of selected hospitals and to develop a programme for improving the earthquake resilience of the current health infrastructure.

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Guidelines on Non-Structural Safety in Health Facilities

WHO-EHA Nepal & Ministry of Health of Nepal, 2004.  These guidelines contain a discussion of the essential role of health services immediately following a medium or large-scale earthquake, and an outline of the possible threat to lives and functionality of the health facilities stemming from damage to non-structural components. Most importantly, the guidelines contain a series of illustrated mitigation measures that are low-cost and easy to implement as part of the day-to-day maintenance of health facilities.

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Health facility seismic vulnerability evaluation: A handbook

WHO-EURO, 2006. This project, carried out with the collaboration and financial support of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to develop simple integrated procedures that will enable hospital administrators to perform a preliminary (qualitative/quantitative) hospital vulnerability assessment, to identify possible weak elements in the facility and the main aspects of vulnerability, and to set priorities for further in-depth investigations and possible mitigation measures.

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Non-Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Hospitals in Nepal

WHO-EHA Nepal, NSET & Ministry of Health of Nepal, 2003.  This report assesses using clearly demonstrated methodology, the possible extent of non-structural damage to 9 hospitals in the country in the case of earthquakes.  Most importantly, it also outlines very practical and easy to use mitigation measures, many of which the maintenance sections of the hospitals themselves can carry out at low cost.

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