Posted in Issue 99 April 2005 News from PAHO/WHO
In early May, some 400 delegates from all corners of the world met in Phuket, Thailand, an area hard hit by the earthquake and tsunami of last December, at the WHO Conference on the Health Aspects of the Tsunami Disaster in Asia. The conference focused on the lessons learned in the immediate health sector response to the disaster and the early phases of recovery and helped to identify approaches and commitments for strengthening the capacity of countries to step up health preparedness efforts and deal with future health sector disaster response. The conclusions of this important event will be presented to the World Health Assembly when it convenes later in May. More at http://w3.whosea.org.