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4.1.3 Who should be cared for first - Dr Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin (former Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger Project, ICRC) and Felicity Machoka, (Hospital Project Manager, ICRC Pakistan).

This module speaks of how health services are valuable at any time, but particularly during emergencies resulting from any hazard (radio nuclear, disease, chemical, food safety, social/political, natural); during emergencies, hospitals may face the additional burden of overcrowding, infrastructure damage, loss of staff, and increased violence against health care facilities and workers becoming victims of the emergencies themselves; therefore hospitals must be strengthened to stay safe and resilient even when faced with these difficult challenges.

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