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International Day for Disaster Reduction: Experiences from China, India and the Caribbean

NEW YORK, 8 October 2008. On International Day for Disaster Reduction in New York, experts from China, India and the Caribbean shared experiences with international agencies, diplomatic missions and health sector academics on how to make hospitals safe from disasters. Speakers included Under-Secretary John Holmes, Professor Zhang Xiulan from the Wenchuan Earthquake Taskforce, Mr P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti of India's National Institute of Disaster Management Mr Elton Georges, former Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands. 

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