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World Health Organization calls for disaster-proof hospitals

AP/Yahoo News, April 7, 2009

The World Health Organization has called on governments to make their hospitals disaster-proof, nearly a year after a massive earthquake devastated parts of southwest China— including scores of hospitals. The message was driven home by the situation in central Italy, where a powerful earthquake killed more than 150 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.