The Caribbean’s 7th Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) was held from 3-7 December 2012 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The annual region’s premier event on disaster risk management is organized by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in collaboration with partner agencies. This year’s conference was convened under the theme CDM: Building Disaster Resilience – A Shared Responsibility”.

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The Technical Commission of Risk Management in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CTGERS) was created in August 2012 with the objective of achieving an adequate and permanent monitoring of the process of preparedness, response and mutual cooperation among countries of the region. The Commission was established as an advisory body of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA) and to provide assistance to the The Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC), a member agency of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

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Ensuring logistical support for adequate supplies has proven to be a strategic aspect in handling emergencies, for without the necessary supplies, even with the best response systems and medical facilities to tend to the victims, the response will be neither adequate nor effective. In light of this, since 1992 PAHO/WHO’s Emergency Program promoted LSS/SUMA as a tool for managing supplies and humanitarian assistance.

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The XXXIII Meeting of Ministers of Health of the Andean Area (REMSAA), held on 21 November in Colombia, saw approval of the Andean Strategic Plan for Health Sector Disaster Risk Management 2013-2017. An update of the Strategic Plan 2005-2010, this plan was mandated by the XXXII REMSAA, held in Chile in April 2011.

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