Issue 94 January 2004

Rush to Action Before the DisasterRush to Action Before the Disaster A look at how money spent on costly post-disaster interventions might be better channeled to local capacity building The earthquake in Bam, Iran in late December 2003 brought home, once...Read More >>
 
Special SupplementAdvances in Disaster Mitigation Measures Help Reduce Impact on Hospitals ...Read More >>
Benefits and Challenges of Distance Learning Debated at Regional WorkshopBenefits and Challenges of Distance Learning Debated at Regional WorkshopFor more than 25 years, PAHO has supported disaster preparedness and mitigation training initiatives throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This support has taken many forms—from complete or partial sponsorship...Read More >>
 
Field Hospitals Arrive in Iran Following December EarthquakeField Hospitals Arrive in Iran Following December EarthquakeWhen a major earthquake struck Bam, Iran last December, killing at least 30,000 persons, more than 10 field hospitals (defined as mobile, self-contained, self-sufficient health care facilities capable of rapid...Read More >>
New Journal Features Disaster MedicineNew Journal Features Disaster MedicineThe International Journal of Disaster Medicine is an international journal devoted exclusively to the field of disaster medicine. The International Journal of Disaster Medicine is an international journal devoted exclusively...Read More >>
 
OAS-led Committee to Hold Simulation of Terrorist AttackOAS-led Committee to Hold Simulation of Terrorist AttackThe Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) is committed to strengthening hemispheric cooperation and to continuing to implement specific measures to prevent, combat and eliminate international terrorism. The Inter-American Committee against...Read More >>
ISDR Looks at Information Systems and Disaster RiskISDR Looks at Information Systems and Disaster RiskThe Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction prepared a background paper for the World Summit on the Information Society, held in Geneva last December. The Secretariat of the...Read More >>
 
WADEM to Host Emergency Medicine CommunityThe World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine will host the 3rd Pan-American Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine from 4-7 April 2004 in El Salvador. PAHO will support the...Read More >>
World Health Day 2004: Road Safety is no AccidentWorld Health Day 2004: Road Safety is no AccidentOn April 7, 2004, hundreds of organizations will host events to help raise awareness about road traffic injuries, a serious public health problem with grave consequences and enormous costs to...Read More >>
 
International Simulation Exercise in ColombiaInternational Simulation Exercise in ColombiaMore than 600 people participated in a drill—one of the largest in recent years—that took place in Bogota, Colombia. The objective was to strenghten local, national and international coordination and...Read More >>
Regional Meetings Will Identify Mitigation Agenda for the AmericasTen years after the Yokohama Conference, held in 1995 at the mid-point of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, the international community has demonstrated some results through declarations and...Read More >>
 
Strengthening Military-Civilian Cooperation in the AmericasThe Armed Forces can play an important role in disaster situations. Their organization, discipline, personnel and resources can greatly benefit the affected population if their assets are used to support...Read More >>
Project to Enhance Emergency Surveillance System in HaitiProject to Enhance Emergency Surveillance System in HaitiDuring the past several years, average life expectancy in Haiti has dropped to 49.6 at birth. Due to economic sanctions and the already pervasive state of poverty, the health status...Read More >>
 
Central America Five Years after Hurricane MitchCentral America Five Years after Hurricane MitchFive years after Hurricane Mitch –one of the most devastating disasters to strike Central America in decades— the most affected countries have much to show in terms of reducing their...Read More >>
Solid Waste Management in Disaster SituationsSolid Waste Management in Disaster SituationsThe first book in a series on Environmental Health and Disasters, is a guide that answers questionsbased on the experience of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The first book in...Read More >>
 
Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural DisastersProtecting New Health Facilities from Natural DisastersTechnical knowledge and experience have taught us that it is possible to reduce to a minimum the risks and damage caused by disasters if preventive measures are incorporated early in...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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