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jonidi jafari A, baba M, dowlati M. Disaster Risk Assessment in Health Centers of Iran University of Medical Sciences in Functional, Non Structural & Structural Components in 2015--2016. ioh. 2018; 15 (1) :76-85
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2029-en.html
msc Research Center for Environmental Health Technology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , mohsendowlati.69@gmail.com
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Background and aims: Disasters and Events including Natural and man-made disasters, Caused several harmful consequences in society. Health sector has an Essential role in Reducing deaths and injuries during disasters. Therefore present study with aim of Disaster Safety and Risk Assessment in Primary Health Care Facilities of Iran University of Medical Sciences in Functional, Non Structural & Structural Components in 2015-2016 were performed.

 Methods: This study is cross-sectional. To conduct the study used from Disaster Risk Assessment in Primary Health Care Facilities Guidelines and forms recognition threatening risks, Functional preparedness assessment, Non Structural & Structural vulnerability assessment In the 214 health units covered by Iran University of Medical Sciences was completed. After summing up the results of all centers Safety level, vulnerability and preparedness for centers were calculated as a percentage.

Results: Based on the results Functional preparedness level in Health centers for Iran university of medical Sciences is 23%, safety of non-structural, structural elements and total safety is 27, 20 and 22 %. Also Safety level index in disaster 3 form 10 was estimated.

Conclusions: According to the results current situation of disaster preparedness centers is far from the favorable level. This condition caused by a lack of coherent organization for disaster risk management, lack of sufficient funds and knowledge of this context. As a result, appropriate measures in disaster risk management, especially in increasing the understanding of disaster risk at the community and authorities level should be done.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety
Received: 2017/01/30 | Accepted: 2017/07/4 | Published: 2018/04/29

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