The Interview: Dr. Luis Fernando CorreaThe Interview: Dr. Luis Fernando Correa After more than 13 years in charge of emergency and disaster preparedness at Colombia’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, Dr. Luis Fernando Correa is in a...Read More >>
 
Climate Change Needs to be Addressed as Another HazardClimate Change Needs to be Addressed as Another Hazard Rising sea levels, together with coastal erosion and salt water intrusion, increase in the intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes, as well as disruptions in rainfall and freshwater supply represent...Read More >>
Women and Girls, the Visible Force of Disaster ResilienceWomen and Girls, the Visible Force of Disaster Resilience The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held on 13 October, recognized the contribution of women and girls to disaster risk reduction. The commemoration of this day became an opportunity to...Read More >>
 
Experts Debate on Emergencies and Disasters Medicine During the WADEM CongressExperts Debate on Emergencies and Disasters Medicine During the WADEM Congress The 4th Pan American Conference of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) was held from 15-17 October in Leesburg (Virginia, United States). The 4th Pan American Conference...Read More >>
Information Management in Emergencies and Disasters, a Standout Topic During CRICS 9 Information management in emergencies and disasters was a standout topic during the Ninth Regional Congress of Health Sciences Information (CRICS 9) that was held at the Pan American Health...Read More >>
 
35 Years of Emergency Preparedness in the Region35 Years of Emergency Preparedness in the Region Following the major earthquakes that devastated Peru and Guatemala in the early 1970s, the ministers of health of the Region of the Americas, assembled during the Directing Council of...Read More >>
The Health Sector in the Americas with Three Years Remaining in the Hyogo Framework for ActionThe Health Sector in the Americas with Three Years Remaining in the Hyogo Framework for Action In 2005, 168 countries agreed to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. One of the priorities set...Read More >>
 
Knowledge Center on Public Health and Disasters is Now OnlineKnowledge Center on Public Health and Disasters is Now Online In the last few years the availability of sources and information resources has increased. Websites, databases and information generated at the national and international level have multiplied. The field of...Read More >>
Health Response to the Earthquake in HaitiHealth Response to the Earthquake in Haiti The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), present in the response to the earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti and aware about the difficulties met, made an analytical exercise...Read More >>
 
Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons in DisastersGuidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons in Disasters This new publication takes a look at older people in disaster situations, with a particular focus on the Caribbean, and provides an overview of considerations to ensure that the needs...Read More >>
What's New at CRID In order to offer new risk management material and information resources, CRID presents a new website on Information Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Response (http://preparativosyrespuesta.cridlac.org). This tool is one...Read More >>
  

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