Issue 100 August 2005
Capturing Progress in Disaster Reduction: 100 Issues of the Disasters NewsletterThere are no translations available.This is our 100th issue!. We have focused on creating networks among the disaster community and chronicling progress in disaster preparedness and mitigation in the...Read More >> New multimedia simulation on volcanic eruptionsThere are no translations available.Imagine yourself in the midst of a volcanic eruption. Thanks to a new computer-based simulation, the gap between reality and imagination has been bridged. PAHO...Read More >> LSS: the Interagency Logistics Support SystemThere are no translations available.PAHO and other international organizations have finished the first development phase of the Logistics Support System (LSS). The LSS is a common approach to logistics...Read More >> The Tsunami in South Asia: Six Months LaterThere are no translations available.The devastating Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami of December 2004, although catastrophic to many South Asian nations, provided an opportunity for improvement of health systems in a...Read More >> Mark your Calendar for a Live Webcast on Public Health and DisastersThere are no translations available.You can be part of what is predicted to be the largest Internet-based lecture in history. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh (USA), the lecture...Read More >> Worth mentioning…There are no translations available.
An intensive five-day training workshop on malaria control in complex emergencies will be held in New York in October....
Visit www.disastereducation.org to download a...Read More >> MERCOSUR and Member States Present Advances in Risk ManagementThere are no translations available.Member States of MERCOSUR, the Southern Common Market, met to discuss advances made in risk reduction and disaster response, in line with strategic guidelines agreed...Read More >> Fire Sweeps through Calderon Guardia Hospital in Costa RicaThere are no translations available.A fire at one of Costa Rica’s major health facilities in mid-July killed nineteen people. The tragic event brought to light the necessity to ensure...Read More >> In South America, Andean Institutions and Disaster Coordinators Adopt Disaster Strategy, Call for Safe HospitalsThere are no translations available.At the annual meeting of ministers of health of the Andean countries (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela), delegates paid particular attention to disaster issues,...Read More >> PAHO’s Central America Disaster Office to Move to PanamaThere are no translations available.Panama City will be the new home of PAHO’s sub-regional disaster office, expanding Panama’s role in the field of disaster management. Currently, several UN agencies—among...Read More >> Cuba to Host International SeminarThere are no translations available.A seminar on the Hospital of the XXI Century will take place in Havana, Cuba from 11-14 October. Hospitals in disaster situations will be one...Read More >> 2005 Hurricane Season Ramps Up EarlyThere are no translations available.Hurricane Emily was an unpredictable storm from the beginning. It struck Grenada as a category 1 hurricane on July 13 causing damage to many of...Read More >> ICRC Publishes Best PracticesThere are no translations available.Operational best practices regarding the management of human remains and information on the dead by non-specialists is the title of a new publication on the...Read More >> The Tsunami and After: WHO’s RoleThere are no translations available.“The aftermath of the tsunami presented a great public health challenge to WHO. However, every disaster presents opportunities to both countries and international agencies to...Read More >> Compendium of Articles Seeks to Define DisastersThere are no translations available.What is a Disaster? New Answers to Old Questions is the title of a new volume, edited by R.W. Perry and E.L. Quarantelli, which addresses...Read More >> Selected BibliographyThere are no translations available.The articles listed in this section come from the collection of the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID). Request copies from CRID, citing the numerical...Read More >>
Issue 100 August 2005