|“When Disaster Strikes, Safe Hospitals Save Lives”|
WHAT: This year’s World Health Day campaign focuses on the need to make hospitals safe in disasters. It has three important messages:
WHEN: Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pan American Health Organization Regional Headquarters (Room A), 525 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. PAHO is located just four blocks south of the Foggy Bottom/GW metro station.
Your Hospital: Will it be there when you need it most?
Milagros Kennett, Staff Architect, Risk Reduction Division, Mitigation Branch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Health Facilities: What does it take to keep them up and running during emergencies?
Chris Van Gorder, CEO and President, Scripps Health
Our Health Workforce: Do they have the capacity to provide care during disasters?
Dr. Ruth Berggren, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Reception in PAHO lobby
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization