Use their own emergency plans. We all expect hospitals to be open and operating when we need them, but extreme weather events like hurricanes are a strain on resources and pose significant challenges for hospitals

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The number of disasters has doubled globally since the 1980s, with the damage and losses estimated at an average US$100 billion a year since the new millennium, and the number of people affected also growing

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Sierra Leone On “Lockdown”

September 19, 2014

As the nation implements a complete shutdown in effort to stop the spread of Ebola, Ruth Faden reflects on disaster planning for the most vulnerable.

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Disaster in the Sahel

April 12, 2012

In the Sahel Region of West Africa, a silent killer – drought – is claiming thousands of lives. Is anyone listening?

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Are some people more equal than others? Including prisoners and undocumented immigrants in pandemic planning

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