International Day for Disaster Reduction 2009 Multimedia
Recorded podcast of Global event from London
14 October 2009 - World leaders in the field of disaster risk reduction and heath will advocate the importance of protecting health facilities against disasters, achievements made and challenges that still exist. Analysis of the impact of recent disasters on health systems, guidance on best practice to protect hospitals and clinics, and announcements on measures to strengthen disaster risk reduction in health will be discussed.
WHO Goodwill Ambassador Jet Li
WHO Goodwill Ambassador Jet Li talks on the importance of making sure hospitals can withstand disasters to keep protecting the health of people.
Jet Li is a Chinese international film star, famous for his knowledge of the Chinese martial arts. He was appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year. His first official function as Goodwill Ambassador was the launch of World Health Day on 7 April 2009 in Beijing.
WHO online radio podcast - Providing health care in times of crisis
WHO experts in disaster risk reduction, along with Goodwill Ambassador Jet Li, discuss why it is crucial to make hospitals safe from disasters.