Guideline on Design of Disaster Resilient Hospitals & Health Facilities in Nepal – World Health Organization (WHO)

Introduction:

The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium, launched in 2009 by Government of Nepal, has identified five flagship areas of immediate action for disaster risk management in Nepal. Structural and non-structural safety of Schools and Hospitals is one of the flagship areas. The existing health facilities are not safe against earthquake and  new hospitals being constructed also do not meet seismic safety requirements. As there will be growing need to build new hospitals, it is necessary that disaster resilient hospital is built which not only is safe during disasters but also operation and serves to the communities in the aftermath of disasters.

Therefore, A Guidelines on Design of Disaster Resilient Hospitals & Health Facilities in Nepal has been prepared by Centre of Resilient Development (CoRD) for which recommend specific measures in planning and design of new hospitals in order to ensure required performance level in earthquakes of different intensity.

 

Objective of Study

  • To review existing policies, guidelines and codal provisions in construction of new hospitals
  • To develop a document that helps to comply with the existing guidelines and new provisions for design of new hospitals in order to meet required performance level

 

Location: Kathmandu

Name of Client: World Health Organization (WHO)

Completion Date: December 2012