Management of disaster mitigation in health facilities at Sumatra island based on GIS analysis (Case study in Lampung)

Chusna Meimuna, Arliandy Pratama, Yoga Jatra, Achmad Ardy, Purnawan Junadi

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Abstract

Sumatra Island is one of the areas located in areas prone to the natural disaster, such as earthquake, landslide and tsunami. Sumatra is flanked by two main epicenter Great Sumatran Fault throughout of the Bukit Barisan and two subduction zones both the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. The shape and location of the Sumatran fault and the active volcanic arc are highly correlated with the natural disaster in Sumatra. The aim of this research is how to improve the health facilities due to natural disasters by the GIS analysis in southern Sumatra Island. We have to know first a brief historical overview of disaster management planning, findings and show that they urge the field of disaster management to shift its focus from response and recovery to sustainable hazard mitigation. This paper discusses the use of the Geographic Information System (GIS) at the local level and the need for integrating the technology, human habits and indigenous knowledge into management of disaster mitigation in health facilities. The greatest potential for reducing -related deaths in health facilities is wider implementation of the current guidelines built around a few core activities: training, safety location and knowledge of disaster. This requires investment in human resources and in equipment for the optimal disaster mitigation management. It is important to provide data from a variety of disaster simulation for formal cost-effectiveness analyses. Improvements in the quality of disaster mitigation management can be a vehicle for overall improvements in local people health and safety-care practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages333-337
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/10/1819/10/18

Keywords

  • Disaster Mitigation
  • GIS
  • Management
  • Public Health

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