One component of disaster risk reduction strategies employed in the health sector, among others, is assessing the safety of healthcare facilities, identifying vulnerabilities, and setting priorities to reduce the existing gaps.
Hospital Disaster Safety Assessment (HDSA) preliminary diagnosis of the hospital’s safety and capacity to continue providing critical services during emergencies. This document provides guidelines and a checklist to assess the safety of health facilities.
HDSA tool has been developed for Bangladesh under the SERB program, drawing inspiration from WHO’s Hospital Safety Index tool. The indicators of this national tool are customized to the country’s needs.