International Day for Disaster Reduction 2009

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WHO online radio podcast  - Providing health care in times of crisis

WHO experts in disaster risk reduction, along with Goodwill Ambassador Jet Li, discuss why it is crucial to make hospitals safe from disasters. Listen to this episode - duration 5 min [mp3 2.9Mb]

Special report

Review of five London hospital fires an their management.  London National Health Services sites experienced number of significant fires during 2008/09. The experiences in London demonstrate the critical importance of being prepared for emergencies - this report shares lessons learned to support people in the wider National Health Services when developing local plans.