All Hands Volunteers put up ceilings on a hospital in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan / Project Leyte: Typhoon Haiyan Response

An early warning gave time to prepare for the super typhoon

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with support from USAID conducted Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies training in two district hospitals in Iloilo, Philippines to build the capacity of the hospitals in preparing for natural hazards.

Case Study

An early warning gave time to prepare for the super typhoon.

HFA Priority

HFA Priority 5: Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels

Context

As the Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, the rural hospitals are at high risk to the impacts of natural hazards.

Location

Iloilo, Philippines

How Was the Problem Addressed?

ADPC conducted Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) training for the hospitals under the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER), which helped the hospitals to mitigate the impact of future disasters, e.g., typhoon Haiyan as illustrated in the case study.

Results

During typhoon Haiyan, the hospitals were able to ensure their patients’ safety.  

Measuring Success

The Sara District Hospital managed to keep all patients safe during the typhoon.

Relevance to HFA

The program supported HFA’s objectives by better preparing hazard-prone communities for disasters.

Potential for Replication

The PEER program has been implemented in nine countries in South and Southeast Asia.

Contribution

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Leila Puutio, leila@adpc.net