Issue 96 July 2004

World Conference on Disaster Reduction - Kobe, JapanWorld Conference on Disaster Reduction - Kobe, JapanVulnerability reduction depends on many factors and sectors. Although completely reducing a country’s overall vulnerability is not feasible by 2015, efforts and funds should be directed to improving critical social...Read More >>
 
Special Supplement New Publications and Instructional Material on Emergencies and DisastersSpecial Supplement New Publications and Instructional Material on Emergencies and DisastersFor more than two decades, PAHO has coupled the production and publication of its print and audiovisual material on disasters with an ongoing campaign to ensure that this material is...Read More >>
Partnerships to Strengthen Disaster Reduction Activities in the AmericasPartnerships to Strengthen Disaster Reduction Activities in the AmericasPAHO/WHO has forged partnerships with three organizations—CARE, UNICEF, and the University of Geneva—for collaborative activities related to disaster reduction in the health sector.  PAHO/WHO has forged partnerships with three organizations—CARE,...Read More >>
 
“Water and Disasters” October 2 to Mark Inter-American Water Day“Water and Disasters” October 2 to Mark Inter-American Water DayEach October since 1992, Latin America and the Caribbean have celebrated the Inter-American Water Day. This year, on October 2, the Region will borrow from the 2004 World Water Day,...Read More >>
What’s New at CRID?What’s New at CRID?If you haven’t visited the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID) lately, some new features are waiting for you. If you haven’t visited the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID) lately, some...Read More >>
 
University Commission for Disasters Sets Two-year Work PlanUniversity Commission for Disasters Sets Two-year Work PlanThe Central American University Commission for Disaster Education is made up of representatives from universities in all Central American countries. This group has been working for many years to strengthen...Read More >>
Peru Approves Health Disaster PlanPeru Approves Health Disaster PlanThe President of Peru has enacted into law a national Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Plan for the Health Sector, which establishes policies, strategic objectives and activities that the Ministry...Read More >>
 
Flooding in NicaraguaFlooding in NicaraguaDuring the last week of June, a tropical wave produced heavy rains in Nicaragua, causing floods and extensive damage, particularly in the Autonomous Departments of the North and South along...Read More >>
Mobile Emergency Care Service in BrazilMobile Emergency Care Service in BrazilThe president of Brazil has signed a decree creating a Mobile Emergency Care Service, known as SAMU/192. SAMU/192 is a Ministry of Health service that forms part of the Brazilian...Read More >>
 
Serious Flooding Impacts Haiti and the Dominican Republic Serious Flooding Impacts Haiti and the Dominican RepublicBeginning in late May, heavy rains and flooding affected an estimated 25,000 people in southeastern Haiti who were already living in dire conditions following the recent political crisis. The same...Read More >>
Return to Happiness: Psychoaffective Recovery of Children Affected by Disasters and Armed ConflictReturn to Happiness: Psychoaffective Recovery of Children Affected by Disasters and Armed ConflictThis manual, produced by UNICEF Colombia, provides a methodology for the psychosocial recovery of boys and girls who are or have been the victim of displacement due to violence. This...Read More >>
 
El Salvador Recovers — Health Sector Actions after Hurricane MitchEl Salvador Recovers — Health Sector Actions after Hurricane MitchEl Salvador was one of the Central American countries affected by Hurricane Mitch and over the last four years, has undertaken a significant number and variety of activities to reduce...Read More >>
Manual on Risk Management System for Chemical EmergenciesManual on Risk Management System for Chemical EmergenciesCETESB, Brazil’s Institute for Science and Technology for Environmental Health and a WHO Collaborating Center, has prepared organizational development guidelines, including the structure necessary to design strategies to prevent, prepare...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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