Issue 95 April 2004

The Crisis in Haiti: Who can provide the best response?The Crisis in Haiti: Who can provide the best response?The response to complex emergencies is not the same as the response to natural disasters. Just as each situation is unique, each type of agency —humanitarian and development— has a...Read More >>
 
Internet and complex emergencies: How the Internet has become a key source of information on health and displacement in ColombiaInternet and complex emergencies: How the Internet has become a key source of information on health and displacement in ColombiaIn 1998, PAHO/WHO began a project in Colombia to improve the health sector’s capacity to meet the needs of the displaced and vulnerable populations. In 1998, PAHO/WHO began a project...Read More >>
WHO/PAHO Look at Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical WeaponsWHO/PAHO Look at Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical WeaponsThe World Health Organization has released the second edition of its publication “Health Aspects of Biological and Chemical Weapons,” written to guide member states on preparedness for and response to...Read More >>
 
U.N. Discussion Paper on HaitiThe Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has published in print form the conclusions of the Hemispheric Conference on Risk Reduction that took place in 2001. The U.N. Peacekeeping Best...Read More >>
OFDA Publishes Conclusions of Hemispheric SummitOFDA Publishes Conclusions of Hemispheric SummitThe Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has published in print form the conclusions of the Hemispheric Conference on Risk Reduction that took place in 2001. At the Hemispheric Conference,...Read More >>
 
IOM/PAHO to address at the health of mobile populationsIOM/PAHO to address at the health of mobile populationsA Letter of Understanding between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and PAHO has set the stage for formal collaboration on the health of migrating populations. A Letter of...Read More >>
World Conference on Disaster ManagementWorld Conference on Disaster ManagementThe Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness will host the 14th World Conference on Disaster Management from June 20-23 in Toronto. With the theme The Changing Face of Disaster Management, this...Read More >>
 
Training Program for Volcanic EmergenciesTraining Program for Volcanic EmergenciesColombia and Ecuador will be the focus of a project to strengthen the health sector’s capacity to respond to volcanic eruptions. Colombia and Ecuador will be the focus of a...Read More >>
Andean Region Prepares Disaster Health PlanAndean Region Prepares Disaster Health PlanRepresentatives from the disaster programs and the international relations departments of the Ministries of Health of the Andean Region met in April for the first in a series of meetings...Read More >>
 
On the Road to the Kobe World Conference: Latin America Experts Prepare Disaster Mitigation AgendaOn the Road to the Kobe World Conference: Latin America Experts Prepare Disaster Mitigation AgendaMore than 100 experts from 18 Latin American countries met in Nicaragua in April to review the current state of disaster vulnerability in the Region, record the achievements to date...Read More >>
Floods Affect the Dominican RepublicFloods Affect the Dominican RepublicA significant part of the Dominican Republic, particularly the north and northwest of the country, was seriously affected by intense rains that produced heavy flooding A significant part of the...Read More >>
 
Chile’s Disaster Office Turns 30Chile’s Disaster Office Turns 30A series of activities marked the 30th anniversary of the creation of Chile’s National Emergency Office (ONEMI). The anniversary culminated in an international meeting in March on the importance of...Read More >>
Keep Up-to-date on Environmental Health and Disasters with these PublicationsKeep Up-to-date on Environmental Health and Disasters with these PublicationsIn 2003, PAHO’s disaster program and its Center for Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences (CEPIS) began publishing a series on environmental health and disasters to disseminate lessons learned and new...Read More >>
 
Caribbean Course on Emergency Care and TreatmentCaribbean Course on Emergency Care and TreatmentIn many Caribbean countries, it is common that ambulances responding to accidents with a large number of casualties have no formally-trained medical technicians on board In many Caribbean countries, it...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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