Issue 98 January 2005

A Disaster Myth That Just Won’t Die -  Mass burials and the dignity of disaster victimsA Disaster Myth That Just Won’t Die - Mass burials and the dignity of disaster victimsIt was South Asia’s worst natural disaster in memory—the earthquake and tidal wave that claimed more than 250,000 lives in a dozen countries last December. But as the death toll...Read More >>
 
What do readers think about PAHO’s publications?What do readers think about PAHO’s publications?At the end of 2004, PAHO conducted a study on the impact of its publications and training materials in four Spanish-speaking countries—Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras and Costa Rica—to gauge who our...Read More >>
Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate South AsiaEarthquake and Tsunami Devastate South AsiaMajor earthquakes off the northern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia produced a devastating tsunami in late December that affected 12 countries in south Asia and as far away as Africa. Hardest...Read More >>
 
World Conference on Disaster ReductionWorld Conference on Disaster ReductionWhen the World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction opened in Kobe, Japan, almost 10 years to the day on which a devastating 1995 earthquake killed more than 6,000 in that...Read More >>
CRID publishes new “minikit”
CRID publishes new “minikit”CRID publishes new “minikit”The Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID) continues adding “minikits” to its series of information packets on disasters. The latest addition is volcanic eruptions. Included is an explanation of the different...Read More >>
 
Health Canada unveils new health threat alert systemHealth Canada unveils new health threat alert systemThe public health agency of Canada, Health Canada, has developed a new global system to detect public health and bioterrorism threats. The system was recently unveiled at the United Nations....Read More >>
Floods in GuyanaFloods in GuyanaBy mid-January, 27 inches of rain had already fallen in Guyana (normal rainfall for this period is 7 inches). This caused considerable flooding along the coastal regions which are the...Read More >>
 
Virtual Information on Health Emergencies and Disasters for South AmericaVirtual Information on Health Emergencies and Disasters for South AmericaPeru’s national disaster program in the Ministry of Health, with the support of PAHO and the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID), has created its first Virtual Disaster Library, focusing on...Read More >>
Safe Hospitals—A Collective Responsibility, A Global Measure of Disaster ReductionSafe Hospitals—A Collective Responsibility, A Global Measure of Disaster ReductionProtecting critical health facilities, particularly hospitals, from the avoidable consequences of disasters, is not only essential to meeting the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations, but also a...Read More >>
 
New Materials Improve the Hospital Disaster Planning CourseNew Materials Improve the Hospital Disaster Planning CourseIn 2003, PAHO published a training module to support the organization of hospital disaster planning workshops. Suggestions and comments on how to improve the content were gathered from the participants...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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