Hospital Preparedness for Earthquake Disasters

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center – Public Health Emergencies (PHE)
PHE aims to improve health outcomes of communities at risk of emergencies and disasters by offering training programs and projects to public health and medical personnel, emergency managers, risk managers, and related specialists.
World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
GRDRR leverages country systems and programs to impact disaster reduction and recovery. It promotes global and regional partnerships to develop new tools, practical approaches and other instruments for disaster reduction and recovery, foster an enabling environment at the country level that can generate greater investment in disaster mitigation practices within a sustainable legal, policy, financial and regulatory framework, facilitate knowledge sharing about reducing disaster risks and sustainable disaster recovery, and create adaptive capacities for limiting the impact of climate change.
Hospitals Safe from Disasters
Site offers publications, information, tools and guidelines on making hospitals safe from disasters, including direct links to all the WHO regional webpages on the safe hospitals campaign; media, interviews and video clips; good practices and case studies;an event calendar synced with PreventionWeb, the disaster risk reduction community site and information about the Hospital Safety Index. Note that much of the material is available in English, French and Spanish.
ISDR – PreventionWeb: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters
ISDR is developing an information portal on disaster risk reduction (DRR) called PreventionWeb. The primary purpose is to facilitate the work of disaster risk reduction professionals and to promote an understanding of the subject by non-specialists. The site proposes to be a single entry point to the full range of global disaster risk reduction activities. It will contain news, DRR initiatives, event calendars, online discussions, contact directories, policy documents, reference documents, training events, jobs, terminology, country profiles, and factsheets, as well as audio and video content. The target audiences include: practitioners involved with populations at risk, researchers working on specific disaster reduction issues; international organizations such involved in capacity development and program support for national and regional disaster risk reduction; donor country representatives wanting to understand who is doing what where and analyze the gaps in coverage; non-specialists; public; journalists; and professionals that are new to the subject.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Lessons Learned

World Health Organization, Health Action in Crises (HAC)
Philippines – Sustaining maximal functionality of DOH-hospitals amidst damages by strong typhoons


Asian Disaster Preparedness Center – Public Health Emergencies (PHE)
6th International Course on Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response
As a joint program of the United Nations Development Program's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, this new Web site houses an online database of disaster risk reduction academic courses worldwide. The database currently contains 100 entries and continues to expand. A helpful feature is the introductory page that notes recent additions, in addition to the search functions that allow narrowed searches (country, type of program and level of program).
World Health Organization (WHO), Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA)
Various courses offered sporadically
World Health Organization (WHO), Health Action in Crises (HAC)
Various courses offered sporadically