International Photography and Article Contest on Safe Hospitals

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The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF and Plan International, and with the support of the World Bank, have launched a photography and journalistic article competition in the framework of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009: Hospitals Safe from Disasters.

There are three categories for which prizes will be awarded: photography, photo reporting and a written article. Anyone from a country in the Americas who took photographs or wrote articles on the issue of Disaster Risk Reduction and Hospitals Safe from Disasters in 2008 or 2009, can take part in the contest for the prizes.

The deadline to send in applications is 1 August 2009 and the award ceremony will take place on 14 October 2009. This contest aims to promote the importance of disaster risk reduction in health facilities. Details concerning the contest can be found at: www.eird.org/index-eng.htm.

Remember that you that you can get additional information at the following websites:

    * www.safehospitals.info
    * http://hospitalesseguros.crid.or.cr
    * www.paho.org/disasters
    * www.who.int 

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