Issue 97 October 2004

E-learning: Value Added or a Fad?E-learning: Value Added or a Fad?In the last several years, many disaster management e-learning initiatives have been trumpeted as the alternative to costly international courses directed to an elite. Donors, eager to ride the “dotcom”...Read More >>
Special Supplement:Progress in risk management in the water and sanitation sector - Slowly but SurelySpecial Supplement: Progress in risk management in the water and sanitation sector - Slowly but Surely. Read more...Read More >>
PAHO Directing Council Passes Resolution Urging Safe HospitalsPAHO Directing Council Passes Resolution Urging Safe HospitalsThe devastation caused by Hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne was fresh on the minds of the Ministers of Health of the Americas when they met at PAHO’s 45th Directing Council...Read More >>
Disaster Advisers Take up New Posts in Latin AmericaDisaster Advisers Take up New Posts in Latin AmericaPAHO has reassigned staff responsible for its country operations in Central and South America to its subregional disaster offices in Ecuador (which covers the Spanish-speaking countries of South America and...Read More >>
Country-level use of Sphere StandardsCountry-level use of Sphere StandardsIn Honduras, a working group launched the Spanish edition of the 2004 Sphere handbook. More than 50 people attended the event, including donors, NGOs and government officials. In Honduras, the...Read More >>
World Bank Publishes Case Study on Honduras Disaster RecoveryWorld Bank Publishes Case Study on Honduras Disaster Recovery“Learning Lessons from Disaster Recovery: The Case of Honduras” is the title of a new release in the World Bank Disaster Risk Management Working Paper Series.  "Learning Lessons from Disaster...Read More >>
New CRID Info KitsNew CRID Info KitsCRID has just added two “minikits” to its new series of information packets (refer to the previous issue to see what these information tools are all about). The subjects chosen...Read More >>
Hurricane Season 2004Hurricane Season 2004In May 2004, the U.S. National Hurricane Center called for a 50% probability of an above-normal hurricane season. Several of these storms battered the Caribbean and parts of the U.S,...Read More >>
International Migration, Health and Human RightsInternational Migration, Health and Human RightsThis publication provides an overview of some of the key challenges for policy-makers in addressing the linkages between migration, health and human rights. It attempts to provide a useful platform...Read More >>
Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster SituationsManagement of Dead Bodies in Disaster SituationsThe new and widely-requested English version of this publication is now available. The proper management of dead bodies is very important to the survivors of emergency and disaster situations. The...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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