WHO regional web pages on safe hospitals

Around the world, WHO regional offices are working with governments, health workers, academics and other stakeholders to make hospitals safe from disasters.  Go straight to regionally specific information and resources on the following special web pages and websites dedicated to this issue.

WHO Americas Regional Office / Pan American Health Organization (AMRO/PAHO)
WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)
WHO European Regional Office (EURO)

WHO South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO)

WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO)

What is the Hospital Safety Index?

More than half of the 16,000 hospitals in Latin America and the Caribbean are in areas at high risk for disasters. The Hospital Safety Index helps health facilities assess their safety and avoid becoming a casualty of disasters.

The Hospital Safety Index provides a snapshot of the probability that a hospital or health facility will continue to function in emergency situations.  It takes into account structural, nonstructural and functional factors, including the environment and the health services network to which it belongs.

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