Case Studies
Nepal: Non-structural vulnerability assessment of hospitals (SEARO)

The report outlines the possible extent of non-structural damage to nine hospitals in Nepal in case of moderate to large-scale earthquakes. It also outlines very practical and easy to implement mitigation measures, many of which the maintenance sections of the hospitals can carry out and at low cost.


Sri Lanka: A Tsunami Preparedness case study

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Disponible en anglais seulement

Ecuador: Hospital Vozandes Quito plan de control

Pour télécharger l’étude de cas, visitez cette page.
Disponible en espagnol

More case studies

The Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID), an organization that gathers and disseminates disaster-related information in Latin America and the Caribbean, has compiled a list of over 30 case studies. The case studies cover disasters from different regions around the world and discuss healthcare-related issues.  The list also includes several vulnerability assessments done on hospitals.

Case studies are written in Spanish and English.

WHO-WPRO good practice brochure on Bicol teaching hospital

Typhoon 'Reming' hit the Bicol region of the Philippines on November 30 2006.  Health facilities were not spared damage, and the Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital (BRTTH) was hardest hit.  Rebuilding the hospital to rigorous hazard-safety standards took less time than usual, due to strong networks and coordination.

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Japan: Medical response to Mount Fugendake eruption

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Disponible en anglais

India: A Safe Hospitals initiative after the Gujurat Earthquake

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Disponible en anglais seulement