For the first time, protecting people’s health is at the front and centre of a global framework. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SF DRR) 2015-2030 highlights the centrality of human health to the collective goals in disaster risk reduction by all sectors. In response to that, WHO has released a new Comprehensive Safe Hospital Framework and Hospital Safety Index to make hospitals safe and operational in disaster. In Indonesia, Hospital Preparedness and Community Readiness for Emergency and Disaster (HPCRED) has been initiated since 2008 and has been developed into a new, extended and comprehensive safe hospital programme. HPCRED is a programme and model that are developed by Muhammadiyah, a FBO/CSO that has 103 hospitals and more than 300 other primary health facilities, to prepare hospitals and communities around hospitals to be ready in the case of emergency and disaster. The model requires strengthening hospitals not only with structural mitigation but also strengthening non-structural and functional mitigation including hospital disaster plans, SOPs and guidelines for emergency situations, training management and staff in disaster management, improving skills for emergency, relief and response, and also having Table Top Exercises [TTX], drills and simulations or full scale exercises. In addition, the model involves communities around hospitals to be part of the hospital preparedness plan and includes a community contingency plan. HPCRED also ensures that the health system for emergency situations is integrated into the broader health system in Indonesia. This seminar will map out the HPCRED approach and offer insight into its development and assess its application in the field.
About the Speaker:
Dr Rahmawati (AMA) Husein is a visiting fellow with the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme (HADR), Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and an Assistant Professor of the Jusuf Kalla School of Government, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). She teaches public policy making, urban/development planning, change management, research methods, and disaster risk reduction. Her current research concentrates on local government, disaster management, and environmental planning. She is the vice chair of the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC), the Central Board of Muhammadiyah, a social and non-government organization. She was formerly a commissioner of the National Commission on Women, Komnas Perempuan. She also served as a program manager/coordinator of the national committee/task force of the Muhammadiyah organization for tsunami relief and response in Aceh, 2005 and earthquake response in Central Java and Yogyakarta in 2006. She received her BA in English literature from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, her masters in community planning, from University of Cincinnati, OH, US and PhD in urban and regional planning focusing on disaster management from Texas A&M University, TX, US.