Issue 118 - November 2012 Perspective

The Health Sector in the Americas with Three Years Remaining in the Hyogo Framework for Action

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In 2005, 168 countries agreed to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. One of the priorities set by the HFA is to “[i]ntegrate disaster risk reduction planning into the health sector; promote the goal of hospitals safe from disasters by ensuring that all new hospitals are built with a level of resilience that strengthens their capacity to remain functional in disaster situations and implement mitigation measures to reinforce existing health facilities, particularly those providing primary health care.”

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