Peru Approves Health Disaster Plan


The President of Peru has enacted into law a national Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Plan for the Health Sector, which establishes policies, strategic objectives and activities that the Ministry of Health, the Social Security System, the Armed Forces, the police and others must incorporate into their institutional plans. The preparation of the plan was based on a risk assessment that identified emerging and reemerging hazards and evaluated the capacities and vulnerabilities of the health sector. This Plan provides a detailed diagnosis of natural and manmade hazards that pose a threat to the health of Peruvians. The Plan is on the Ministry of Health web site at For more information contact Dr. Celso Bambaren: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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