The Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID)’s mission is to promote the development of a culture of prevention in Latin American and Caribbean countries through the compilation and dissemination of disaster-related information and the promotion of cooperative efforts to improve risk management in the Region

Virtual Library of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador’s Disaster Program, available on DVD

The Ministry of Health of El Salvador is offering its users a digital version of the technical documentation on prevention, preparedness, hospital planning, and emergency and contingency plans prepared by its Health and Disaster Emergency Preparedness Program.
This initiative has received technical and financial support from PAHO/WHO and the Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRID). To access the virtual library, go to:

Second edition of the collection of tool catalogs

The revised second edition of the catalogs of information tools and resources on early warning systems (EWS), health, education, and the strengthening of local response capacity is available on the CRID website: These catalogs were prepared within the framework of the Sixth DIPECHO Action Plan.

Other new material available from CRID

  • Ensuring Haitian women’s participation and leadership in all stages of national relief and reconstruction. A gender shadow report of the 2010 Haiti PDNA. 2010.
  • Desplazamiento y cambios en salud. Ayacucho, Perú: 1980-2004. Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS). Lima. 2010.
  • Health sector self-assessment tool for disaster risk reduction. Pan American Health Organization. Washington, D.C. 2010.

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