EDAN in the Health Sector Expanded to Include Assessment Forms


Several months ago, PAHO/WHO published a new manual on Health Damage and Needs Assessment for Disaster Situations to assist health workers to conduct field evaluations in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Due to the high demand in countries in Latin America for additional material, particularly in the context of regional and national response teams, PAHO/WHO, together with a large group of regional experts, has produced a new CD-ROM with a variety of information on the topic, including Powerpoint presentations for training personnel who will conduct health sector damage and needs assessments, assessment forms, the original publication and other reference materials. In its current format the material can be adapted to regional or national needs.

All material (in Spanish only at present) is on the web at www.disaster-info.net/edan. For a copy of the CD-ROM, write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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