Visit the CRID’s redesigned website to find out more about Safe Hospitals and to review a list of updated disaster terms.

Hospitals Safe from Disasters now on DVD

Material developed for the Web site on Hospitals Safe from Disasters is now available on DVD, allowing users to access all of the site’s content. To order a copy, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Materials devoted to the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus in the CRID

CRID has created a special section that makes it easier to access existing information on the subject of pandemic (H1N1) w009 virus. The information has been compiled from various sources on a broad range of topics. These include recommendations for prevention and management, information for specific groups (for example, teachers, hotel managers and staff, health personnel, and pregnant women), technical documents, national response plans, materials for radio and television, links to recommended Web sites, magazine and scientific articles, and useful training materials. These materials can be accessed at the following site: www.crid.or.cr/crid/influenza_AH1N1/index.shtml.

New documents available

The following new documents are available at CRID:

  • Training manual on gender and climate change (in English), published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance.
  • World Disaster Report 2009: Focus on early warning, early action. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • Evacuation and Sheltering of Hospitals in Emergencies: A Review of International Experience. 2009. Bagaria, Jayshree; Heggie, Caroline; Abrahams, Jonathan; Murray, Virginia.

To access these documents and the entire collection of CRID information resources, visit: www.crid.or.cr.

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

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