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2009 in review: key health issues

A doctor surveys the damage to a medical facility in the Gaza Strip during the conflict in 2009
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"Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies" World Health Day 2009

WHO's World Health Day campaign on 7 April 2009 advocated best practices to make hospitals and clinics safe in emergencies. A safe hospital is able to withstand emergencies, floods and earthquakes, and continue to save lives, protect people, and reduce suffering in disasters.

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