Issue 100 August 2005

Capturing Progress in Disaster Reduction: 100 Issues of the Disasters NewsletterCapturing Progress in Disaster Reduction: 100 Issues of the Disasters NewsletterThis is our 100th issue!. We have focused on creating networks among the disaster community and chronicling progress in disaster preparedness and mitigation in the Americas…and beyond. It was 1979...Read More >>
 
New multimedia simulation on volcanic eruptionsNew multimedia simulation on volcanic eruptionsImagine 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 and a number of organizations...Read More >>
LSS: the Interagency Logistics Support SystemLSS: the Interagency Logistics Support SystemPAHO and other international organizations have finished the first development phase of the Logistics Support System (LSS). The LSS is a common approach to logistics support that helps to consolidate...Read More >>
 
The Tsunami in South Asia: Six Months LaterThe Tsunami in South Asia: Six Months LaterThe 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 long-term, sustainable manner. Working closely...Read More >>
Mark your Calendar for a Live Webcast on Public Health and DisastersMark your Calendar for a Live Webcast on Public Health and DisastersYou 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 will discuss how epidemiologists can...Read More >>
 
Worth mentioning… 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 copy of Talking about Disaster:...Read More >>
MERCOSUR and Member States Present Advances in Risk ManagementMERCOSUR and Member States Present Advances in Risk ManagementMember States of MERCOSUR, the Southern Common Market, met to discuss advances made in risk reduction and disaster response, in line with strategic guidelines agreed upon at the first meeting...Read More >>
 
Fire Sweeps through Calderon Guardia Hospital in Costa RicaFire Sweeps through Calderon Guardia Hospital in Costa RicaA 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 that hospitals need to be...Read More >>
In South America, Andean Institutions and Disaster Coordinators Adopt Disaster Strategy, Call for Safe HospitalsIn South America, Andean Institutions and Disaster Coordinators Adopt Disaster Strategy, Call for Safe HospitalsAt the annual meeting of ministers of health of the Andean countries (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela), delegates paid particular attention to disaster issues, approving the content of a...Read More >>
 
PAHO’s Central America Disaster Office to Move to PanamaPanama 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 them OCHA, UNICEF, UNDP and...Read More >>
Cuba to Host International SeminarCuba to Host International SeminarA 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 of the topics covered....Read More >>
 
2005 Hurricane Season Ramps Up Early2005 Hurricane Season Ramps Up EarlyHurricane Emily was an unpredictable storm from the beginning. It struck Grenada as a category 1 hurricane on July 13 causing damage to many of the same health facilities that...Read More >>
ICRC Publishes Best PracticesICRC Publishes Best PracticesOperational 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 subject from the International Committee...Read More >>
 
The Tsunami and After: WHO’s RoleThe Tsunami and After: WHO’s Role“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 strengthen their capabilities and capacity,”...Read More >>
Compendium of Articles Seeks to Define DisastersCompendium of Articles Seeks to Define DisastersWhat 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 this most basic question: that...Read More >>
 
Selected BibliographySelected BibliographyThe articles listed in this section come from the collection of the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID). Request copies from CRID, citing the numerical reference code included with the...Read More >>
  

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