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New Self-Instruction Course for the Use of the Hospital Safety Index

PAHO/WHO's Disaster Preparedness Program presents this new course, created to train professionals in the use of the Hospital Safety Index (HSI) tool. The course uses an easy and dynamic methodology, without losing sight of the essential technical content.


Take a virtual tour of a hospital that is safe from disasters and can continue to function in emergencies, using this new, easy-to-use DVD that combines video and 3-D animation to explore the elements that could potentially put health facilities at risk. The virtual learning environment also includes a library of publications and several PowerPoint presentations. 


Health Planning for a Volcanic Crisis


Mental Health Care in Disaster Situations

Disasters generally cause some degree of psychosocial trauma in nearly all sectors of society. The psychological response in communities varies and changes with the passage of time. This slide set serves to make health professionals aware of certain expected patterns of emotional response in disaster situations in communities and measures that can be used to deal with them.

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SUMA/LSS - Humanitarian Supply Management System

Organized in a simple web page format (in HTML), this bilingual CD-ROM (English/Spanish) version includes the latest version of SUMA along with a simple explanation of the software. This version also includes technical documents for LSS installation and operation as well as a manual for logistical management of humanitarian assistance supplies.

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