Disaster risk reduction in the health sector

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This module explores the relationship between risk reduction and health, including the benefits of disaster risk reduction for the health sector. It focuses on disaster mitigation in the health sector (health preparedness is dealt with in the following module) and presents considerations that should be taken into account when building new and safer health facilities. It also explains the ‘safe hospitals’ strategy, which aims to increase the safety of existing hospitals and health facilities.

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