Disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness for hospitals/nursing homes

Training Course
Global Forum for Disaster Reduction (GFDR)
23 May 2012
India (Delhi)
Delhi-NCR (Exact Venue will be communicated later)


This training programme aims at developing trained medical administrators and professionals with an understanding on basic safety and preparedness concerns relating to disasters and emergency response. This will help in providing immediate and effective medical facilities at the time of need without putting the lives of those serving and being served, at risk. This is just a beginning of GFDR initiative towards ensuring a safe and disaster resilient environment at hospitals and nursing homes.

Expected outcomes of this training programme are

• To provide effective lifesaving health services during a crisis situation
• Uninterrupted health facilities within the disaster affected areas.
• Protection of health facilities to address emergency health needs of the affected population so as to minimize Social Impact.
• Basic understanding on Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of the health facilities in respect of their resilience to any emergency / disaster situation including the common emergencies like fire and bomb hazards inside the hospital building.
• Capacity to plan for Safe evacuation of Patients under Hospital Emergency Plan
• Awareness and enhanced capacity of medical administrators and professionals to make health facilities safe from possible emergency & disaster situations.

Content of the training programme

• Disaster Management: Concepts & Recent Trends (National and International Perspectives) and Hazards and Challenges for Medical and Health Sector (Code – DMed 1)
• Integrated Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies for Hospitals & Nursing Homes (Code – DMed 2)
• Hospital Safety & Medical Preparedness for Disasters (Code – DMed 3)
• Emergency Medical Service, Triage and Mass Casualty Management (Code – DMed 4)
• Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Medical Sector (with Case Studies) (Code – DMed 5)

Additional information


Event fee

Rs. 4250 per participant (discounted rate: Rs. 3750 per participant for 2 or more participants from same hospital / nursing home / organization or for an individual if registered before 10th May, 2012).

Target audience

This training programme has been mainly designed for medical professionals, para-medical staff and administrators. Participants are expected from Government and private hospitals and nursing homes. This programme will help them understand preparedness measures required for meeting any challenge arising out of a natural or man-made calamity and to efficiently perform during an emergency situation while protecting lives of its own staff, Doctors, patients and attendants. Other individuals and organizations having interest in the subject and engaged in similar activities are also welcome.

How to register

For registration and any query, write to Mr. Anuj Tiwari (Head – Projects and Course Coordinator) at – anujtiwariin@yahoo.com or call on +91 114102 6642 (Office) or +91 9818584477 (Anuj).


Capacity Development, Health & Health Facilities, Risk Identification & Assessment, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience

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