Issue 111 April 2009

The Risk of the Financial Crisis for Disaster ManagementThe Risk of the Financial Crisis for Disaster ManagementThis first decade of the 21st century has been fraught with new threats and uncertainties, ranging from the so-called “war on terror,” to climate adaptation, to an impending influenza pandemic...Read More >>
 
International Photography and Article Contest on Safe HospitalsInternational Photography and Article Contest on Safe HospitalsThe International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF and Plan International, and with the support of the...Read More >>
World Health Day 2009—Joining Forces to Have Hospitals Safe from DisastersWorld Health Day 2009—Joining Forces to Have Hospitals Safe from DisastersWorld Health Day is celebrated each April 7 to commemorate the foundation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The focus for 2009 was on the need to ensure...Read More >>
 
National Disaster Response Teams in the Health Sector in Central AmericaOne of the ways in which countries can strengthen their capacities to face disasters is to have national teams with qualifications, training and the necessary tools. In this context, Central...Read More >>
DiMAG Sets a Work Agenda for the Coming YearsDiMAG Sets a Work Agenda for the Coming YearsFive years have passed since the creation of the Disaster Mitigation Advisory Group (DiMAG) as a resource which provides advice to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its members...Read More >>
 
InterviewInterviewDr. Salvano Briceño, Director of the Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) answers questions on progress achieved in the four years of implementation of the Hyogo Framework...Read More >>
CRID Carries out New Activities in Central America to Improve Information Management CapacityCRID Carries out New Activities in Central America to Improve Information Management CapacityThe Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRID) is implementing a project to develop and strengthen capacities in information management on disaster risk reduction that is...Read More >>
 
First Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the AmericasOne of the priorities defined in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), “to considerably reduce losses brought about by disasters both in terms of lives as in social, economic and...Read More >>
www.saberdonar.info Information and Communication Materials which Promote Good Practices in Humanitarian Donationswww.saberdonar.info Information and Communication Materials which Promote Good Practices in Humanitarian DonationsPAHO/WHO, in collaboration with OCHA, Intermon/OXFAM, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Food Program, UNICEF, the Regional Disaster Information Center, and with the financial...Read More >>
 
Virtual Journey Through a Safe Hospital - Multimedia Training Program on Hospitals Safe from DisastersVirtual Journey Through a Safe Hospital - Multimedia Training Program on Hospitals Safe from DisastersIt has been several years since PAHO opted for the use of new information technologies in the production of educational materials and technical information resources; however, with this material we...Read More >>
Health Cluster—A Strategy to Improve Response CoordinationHealth Cluster—A Strategy to Improve Response CoordinationHow can the support to countries and particularly to the health sector in the event of an emergency be optimized? This was the focus of a workshop held with coordinators...Read More >>
 
Caribbean Health Risk Reduction Committee is EstablishedCaribbean Health Risk Reduction Committee is EstablishedThe Caribbean Health Disaster Risk Reduction (CHDRR) Committee serves as a forum for strategic discussion, bringing together partners on health and disaster, in a concerted effort to reduce disaster risks...Read More >>
PAHO/WHO Makes an Appeal to Fight DenguePAHO/WHO’s Director, Dr. Mirta Roses appealed to all countries in the Americas to increase efforts and to ensure preventive measures to respond to the growing number of cases of dengue...Read More >>
 
Preparedness for Re-emerging Infectious Disease OutbreaksPreparedness for Re-emerging Infectious Disease OutbreaksPAHO, with assistance from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), started a project that attempts to enhance Latin American and Caribbean countries’ capacity to cope with epidemics, establish a...Read More >>
Planning of Medical and Hospital Response in Radiological Emergencies in Latin AmericaPlanning of Medical and Hospital Response in Radiological Emergencies in Latin AmericaIn situations of radiological emergencies, rapid, targeted response is essential in order to limit people’s exposure, mitigate the consequences, and restore normal conditions. In such situations, response capacity is not...Read More >>
 
Ten Years of Risk Management in Central America after MitchTen Years of Risk Management in Central America after MitchThe Regional Inter Agency Task Force on Risk, Emergency and Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean (REDLAC) has published the document “10 years after Hurricane Mitch: Overview of the...Read More >>
Manual for the Health Care of Children in Humanitarian EmergenciesManual for the Health Care of Children in Humanitarian EmergenciesThe World Health Organization has published the “Manual for the health care of children in humanitarian emergencies” which was drawn up through a global consultation process on the care of...Read More >>
 
New Terms in Disaster ReductionNew Terms in Disaster ReductionThe International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has issued ISDR Terminology 2009, which promotes standardization in the use and definition of concepts relating to disaster reduction amongst authorities, professionals and...Read More >>
Risk Analysis IV: Simulation and Hazard MitigationsRisk Analysis IV: Simulation and Hazard MitigationsThis publication contains papers presented at RISK 2008, the 6th International Conference on Computer Simulation Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation. The contributions range from specific risks to mitigation associated with...Read More >>
 
Medical-Architectural Program for the Design of Safe HospitalsMedical-Architectural Program for the Design of Safe HospitalsThis Peruvian publication is presented in the framework of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009: “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” with the aim of placing within the reach of health service...Read More >>
CRIDVisit the CRID’s redesigned website to find out more about Safe Hospitals and to review a list of updated disaster terms.   CRID Renews its Database of Multimedia Resources CRID has...Read More >>
  

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