Rapid Hospital Needs Assessment Report- Mega earthquake in Nepal
On 28 April, the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), with WHO’s support, deployed 12 teams to conduct a rapid needs assessment of the main hospitals in each of the 12 most affected districts, to allow prioritization of staffing and immediate provision of supplies. The teams, which aimed to assess all district hospitals and other main hospitals including private hospitals, were tasked with collection of data to address the following questions: (1) How functional are the main hospitals?; (2) How overwhelmed have they been between the earthquake and the time of the visit?; (3) What are the immediate needs?