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A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits Nicaragua

An 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Nicaragua on 10 April. The epicenter was located at a depth of 10 km in Lake Managua, off the coast of Nagarote. The earthquake was felt in Managua and Leon and other 9 departments, north and south of the Caribbean coast and in areas of El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. One death and 33 people with injuries were reported. Damage assessment is in progress, and contingency plans have been activated.

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Capacitan equipos de respuesta ante emergencias del sector salud en Costa Rica

Funcionarios de diversas instituciones del sector salud y otros sectores se reunieron en Costa Rica durante los días 5 y 6 de diciembre con el objetivo de actualizar conocimiento e intercambiar experiencias para mejorar su capacidad de respuesta ante situaciones de emergencias y desastres.

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The Technical Commission for Risk Management in the Health Sector of Central America meets in Costa Rica

The Technical Commission for Risk Management in the Health Sector (CTGERS) of Central America met in Costa Rica during the II Consulting Forum of the Central American Policy for Comprehensive Management of Disaster Risk. Members of the Commission— representatives from disaster units of the ministries of health of Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic—participated in the Forum and, afterwards, had a meeting on 19-20 June in San Jose.

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Lecciones aprendidas en salud del terremoto de Costa Rica

El 5 de septiembre de 2012 tuvo lugar en Costa Rica un terremoto de magnitud de 7.6 en la escala de Richter frente a la costa pacífica. Aunque no se registraron víctimas mortales, más de 300 comunidades resultaron afectadas y se reportaron daños en viviendas, puentes, red vial, acueductos, centros educativos y edificios públicos, entre otros. En cuanto a la infraestructura sanitaria, al menos 33 estructuras de servicios de salud sufrieron daños, entre las que destaca el Hospital Monseñor Sanabria de Puntarenas.

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Regional Disaster Risk Coordinators and Communicatiors Meet at Risk Communications Workshop

The Regional Workshop on Risk Communications was held from 4-6 February 2013 in Panama. The objective was strengthening the capacities of professionals in the Regional Network of Communicators and members of the Technical Committee for Risk Management in the Health Sector (CTGERS) of Central American and the Dominican Republic.

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