Issue 95 April 2004

The Crisis in Haiti: Who can provide the best response?The Crisis in Haiti: Who can provide the best response?There are no translations available.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...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 ColombiaThere are no translations available.In 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...Read More >>
WHO/PAHO Look at Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical WeaponsWHO/PAHO Look at Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical WeaponsThere are no translations available.The World Health Organization has released the second edition of its publication “Health Aspects of Biological and Chemical Weapons,” written to guide member states on...Read More >>
 
U.N. Discussion Paper on HaitiThere are no translations available.The 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...Read More >>
OFDA Publishes Conclusions of Hemispheric SummitOFDA Publishes Conclusions of Hemispheric SummitThere are no translations available.The 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...Read More >>
 
IOM/PAHO to address at the health of mobile populationsIOM/PAHO to address at the health of mobile populationsThere are no translations available.A Letter of Understanding between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and PAHO has set the stage for formal collaboration on the health of migrating...Read More >>
World Conference on Disaster ManagementWorld Conference on Disaster ManagementThere are no translations available.The 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...Read More >>
 
Training Program for Volcanic EmergenciesTraining Program for Volcanic EmergenciesThere are no translations available.Colombia 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...Read More >>
Andean Region Prepares Disaster Health PlanAndean Region Prepares Disaster Health PlanThere are no translations available.Representatives from the disaster programs and the international relations departments of the Ministries of Health of the Andean Region met in April for the first...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 AgendaThere are no translations available.More than 100 experts from 18 Latin American countries met in Nicaragua in April to review the current state of disaster vulnerability in the Region,...Read More >>
Floods Affect the Dominican RepublicFloods Affect the Dominican RepublicThere are no translations available.A significant part of the Dominican Republic, particularly the north and northwest of the country, was seriously affected by intense rains that produced heavy flooding...Read More >>
 
Chile’s Disaster Office Turns 30Chile’s Disaster Office Turns 30There are no translations available.A 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...Read More >>
Keep Up-to-date on Environmental Health and Disasters with these PublicationsKeep Up-to-date on Environmental Health and Disasters with these PublicationsThere are no translations available.In 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...Read More >>
 
Caribbean Course on Emergency Care and TreatmentCaribbean Course on Emergency Care and TreatmentThere are no translations available.In 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...Read More >>
Selected BibliographySelected BibliographyThere are no translations available.The articles listed in this section come from the collection of the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID). Request copies from CRID, citing the numerical...Read More >>
  

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