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Structural Safety

Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or application of engineering techniques to achieve hazard-resistance and resilience in structures or systems.

Fiji: Health disaster risk management raised at regional meeting

28 Jul 2014, JET, the

Speaking at the opening of the Disaster Risk Management for Health (DRM-H) in Pacific Island Countries and Areas in Nadi today, Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma said with 10 of the top 20 countries most exposed to natural hazards falling in the Western Pacific Region, it is vital to focus on prevention, preparedness, response to and recovery...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes

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