Message from Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The focus of this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction is Hospitals Safe from Disasters. Today Wednesday October 14, 2009 is dedicated to highlighting the importance of strengthening the capacity and resilience of health facilities and health systems against the impact of disasters. Health systems inclusive of equipment, medical data and personnel need to remain functional at all times. Yet, experience has taught the global community that health facilities and the services that they offer are often severely impacted when disaster strikes. To read more click here

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