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UN/ISDR: International Day for Disaster Reduction to Focus on Making Hospitals Safe from Disasters

 International Day for Disaster Reduction September 2008: The 2008 International Day for Disaster

Reduction, celebrated on 8 October, will focus on making hospitals and health

facilities safe from disaster. The Day will be part of the UN International

Strategy for Disaster Reduction's (UN/ISDR) new World Disaster Reduction

Campaign 2008-2009: Hospitals Safe from Disasters.

In this context, the UN/ISDR

Secretariat is working with the World Health Organization, with support from

the World Bank, to reduce risk, protect health facilities and save lives. The

Day will aim to raise awareness of the crucial role health facilities and

health systems play. [UN/ISDR International Day for Disaster Reduction]