About 70 professionals from Central America’s ministries of health, universities, social security, NGOs, European Community (DIPECHO) partners, and the Council of Ministers of Health from Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA) met in Nicaragua to discuss the progress and challenges in the implementation of the Safe Hospitals strategy and compliance with the Resolution approved at the 50thPAHO/WHO Directing Council. This Resolution, the Plan of Action on Safe Hospitals, established specific goals that the countries have committed to comply with by 2015.

Participants discussed issues such as national policies, training programs, hospital design and construction standards, and tools for assessing hospital safety. Experiences were presented from other countries in Latin America who have made advances in the Safe Hospitals strategy. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..