WHO technical experts helping hospitals improve their structural design in response to Covid-19.

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Since March 2020, the World Health Organization, in collaboration with téchne, have been working with hospitals and other health facilities in Bologna and the Puglia region in Italy. WHO and téchne experts, stationed on-site, advise facility managers and practitioners on ways they can adapt their existing healthcare facilities to make them safer for all patients, staff and visitors during the current COVID-19 pandemic. WHO, in collaboration with S. Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic and téchne members, is supporting the Regional Authorities in reviewing and restructuring the facility. The hospital of tomorrow is safer, prepared for emergencies, protecting the lives of its occupants, enabling effective health response and recovery, supporting sustainability and reducing the impact of health care on climate and the environment. Téchne, the WHO technical science for health network, is comprised of renowned universities, institutions, and humanitarian and international nongovernmental organizations from different backgrounds. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this collaboration has been providing countries hands-on and virtual technical assistance, recommendations, operational guidance and training. Their work is focused on helping design and build new treatment centers and/or repurpose existing buildings to provide safer health services to patients and protect staff and the communities within which they work.

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