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Evolution of Building Resilience in a Timeline of 11 Years: a Holistic Practice of Oman Healthcare Sector during Catastrophic Cyclones

Juhina S AlShamsi

Statement of the Problem: Situated in the southeastern coast of Arabian Peninsula, Sultanate of Oman is to encounter a cyclone every five years. This has demanded additional efforts of emergency management. What are the characteristics associated with health institutions in Oman that have manifested resilience practices, despite the steady increase in tropical storms? Oman’s role in safeguarding through healthcare institutions has elucidated, from cases of maintaining bed capacity during a category five cyclone in 2007 to a full evacuation of Yahya Construction LLC, Sultanate of Oman hospitals within 48 hours in 2018. This study introduces a holistic approach to building disaster resilience through preparedness and response actions in a timeline of 11 years. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: Oman’s practices of emergency management are assessed with Safe Hospital Framework provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). The qualitative results are measured with respect to WHO Response and Recovery checklists. Key components being analyzed include but not limited to, sustainable infrastructure, livelihood affairs, and crosscutting matters.