Issue 118 - November 2012 News from PAHO/WHO

Information Management in Emergencies and Disasters, a Standout Topic During CRICS 9

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Information management in emergencies and disasters was a standout topic during the Ninth Regional Congress of Health Sciences Information (CRICS 9) that was held at the Pan American Health Organization’s headquarters, in Washington, D.C., from 22-24 October 2012.

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Experts Debate on Emergencies and Disasters Medicine During the WADEM Congress

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The 4th Pan American Conference of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) was held from 15-17 October in Leesburg (Virginia, United States).

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Women and Girls, the Visible Force of Disaster Resilience

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The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held on 13 October, recognized the contribution of women and girls to disaster risk reduction. The commemoration of this day became an opportunity to promote the active participation of women and girls in all decision-making processes before, during and after disasters.

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