Produced by Tarina García Concheso, based on
Guidelines For Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities
by R. Boroschek and R. Retamales of the
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center at the University of Chile
and on the recommendations adopted
at the international meeting "Hospitals in Disasters: Handle with Care," El Salvador, July 2003.
Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief
Washington D.C., 2003
PAHO Library Cataloguing in Publication:
Pan American Health Organization
Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disasters:
Guidelines for the Promotion of Disaster Mitigation
Washington, D.C.: PAHO/World Bank, © 2003.
ISBN 92 75 124841
1. VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS
2. PREVENTION AND MITIGATION
3. HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
4. NATURAL DISASTERS
5. DISASTER PLANNING
NLM HV553.G216r 2003 En
© Pan American Health Organization, 2003
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