Issue 92 July 2003
Local Emergency Health Plans: Building Blocks for Disaster ReductionEditorialThe process of decentralization has long been a goal for the health sector in the Americas. Nicaragua has successfully applied this formula to disaster preparedness in the countries, creating local...Read More >> Special Supplement CRID: Bringing information closer to the needs of its usersThe Regional Disaster Information Center has been active since 1990. Learn more about its services, products, activities and alliances that form part of a dynamic working environment that offers countless...Read More >> Read More About Community Organization for DisastersCRID, the Regional Disaster Information Center, has published a special issue of Biblio-des, the Center's selected bibliography series that focuses on local emergency health plans, the theme of this month's...Read More >> International Meeting "Hospitals In Disasters: Handle With Care"A meeting on hospitals in disasters will take place in El Salvador that will focus on disaster mitigation, evacuation and field hospitals.
The impact of major disasters in the Americas...Read More >> News about the LEADERS CourseNews about the LEADERS CourseThree new LEADERS courses are planned for the next year, including one in Portuguese and one outisde of the region of the Americas. LEADERS is an international course that focuses...Read More >> Paul Bell: Disaster Community Remembers a Leader and FriendPaul Bell was a respected colleague to the humanitarian community worldwide. PAHO remembers this remarkable man who left a legacy of outstanding work and dedication to the disaster community.
It...Read More >> ALNAP Promotes Learning to Improve PracticeIn an effort to improve performance and accountability after disasters, the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) has developed training modules to improve the practice...Read More >> 2003 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: Turning the Tide on DisastersThe ISDR’s 2003 campaign, Turning the Tide on Disasters, aims at changing perceptions of hydrometeorological disasters such as floods and drought by involving as many sectors as possible in education...Read More >> Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Advisory Group CreatedReducing damage to health facilities in the Caribbean is a priority. A Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Advisory Group (DiMAG) has been created with the purpose of advising Ministries of Health on...Read More >> Winds Of ChangeThe purpose of this meeting was to provide knowledge of hazards affecting hospital design and construction. The importance of enforcing building codes has been recognized as a means to reducing...Read More >> Floods in Argentina Affect the Health SectorFloods from late April through May in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina and surrounding areas resulted in damage to health systems and caused chronic emergency health and sanitary conditions....Read More >> Health Library for Disasters2003 Edition - The 2003 Edition of the Health Library for Disasters, a joint PAHO/WHO production, has just been published. More than 500 technical and scientific documents on disaster reduction...Read More >> Selected 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 >>
Issue 92 July 2003