Issue 118 - November 2012 Perspective

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


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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