Presentation of the Course for Assessing Health Facilities Using the Hospital Safety Index – Second Version – PAHO/WHO

In order to promote the Safe Hospitals initiative in the post-COVID-19 phase, and also to stimulate the training of assessors for its implementation, a self-learning course has been developed with the support of the “WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Resilient Health Services Mex-35 of the Mexican Social Security Institute: “Assessment of health facilities through the second version of the Hospital Safety Index (ISHv2)”.

The main objective of the Hospital Safety Index (ISH) tool is the identification of vulnerabilities in healthcare facilities, generating an action plan for each hospital based on their priorities, and which aims to ensure the continuity of emergency or disaster operations, and in turn, rapid recovery in a more efficient manner.

Participate in the launch of the second version of this course where we will share regional and national experiences.

Dated: March 15, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Modality: the meeting will be held virtually.

Languages ​​: the event will be broadcast simultaneously in English and Spanish.

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Learn more about the Safe Hospitals initiative and the ISH tool


The Pan American Health Organization / (PAHO/WHO) has supported and promoted the Safe Hospitals initiative for over 25 years. It is one of its main disaster risk reduction strategies, which contributes to the achievement of the seven goals and four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, in order to strengthen the resilience of the health sector.

The launch of the first version dates back to 2008. Today, more than 83 countries use the ISH tool.

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