Issue 110 October 2008
Dr. Mirta Roses PeriagoThere are no translations available.This new section is launched with an interview with the Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, who sets forth the...Read More >> Climate Change and Disaster Programs in the Health SectorThere are no translations available.For decades, there has been endless discussion on climate change. For almost as long, the topic has also been surrounded by controversy caused by insufficient...Read More >> Strengthening Disaster Preparedness in Central America, the Dominican Republic and HaitiThere are no translations available. With the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, PAHO is launching a new project with the Ministries of Health of El...Read More >> PAHO/WHO Renews Commitment to Disaster ReductionThere are no translations available. Read PAHO/WHO’s strategic plan for 2008-12, which sets forth priorities in disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction.
PAHO/WHO presented its strategic plan for disasters 2008-2012...Read More >> Social Communication: An Essential Tool for Disaster Response TeamsThere are no translations available.Disasters are dynamic, and so is the need for information during all stages of emergencies. The numbers of dead, wounded, affected, shelter, food, water, security,...Read More >> BiVa-PaD Network, Information Centers for Prevention and Response to Disasters in Andean CountriesThere are no translations available. Four information centers are now functioning with virtual libraries in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, located in the national risk management organizations. Each center has...Read More >> Guide for the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for ActionThere are no translations available.OCHA, in collaboration with the ISDR, has launched a guide for implementating the Hyogo Framework for Action, Priority 5. The document should aid governments, local...Read More >> International Agencies and NGOs Unite to Promote Good DonationsThere are no translations available.PAHO/WHO together with UNICEF, OCHA, Intermon Oxfam, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Program, have finished an...Read More >> Wind Hazard Maps: Valuable for the Design and Construction of Safer FacilitiesThere are no translations available.There is a underlying need for information on the hazard of winds, based on meteorological records and methodologies recognized by the scientific community. To meet...Read More >> September Storms Punish the CaribbeanThere are no translations available.Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and the Turks and Caicos suffered the worst, as of now, during the 2008 hurricane season. Storms...Read More >> The Hospital Safety Index, a new and long-awaited tool to assess whether hospitals are safe from disastersThere are no translations available.The Hospital Safety Index represents important progress toward improvement of the safety of health facilities and their ability to function in emergencies or disasters. Thanks...Read More >> PAHO/WHO experts share experiences with Chinese authorities during the Sichuan earthquakeThere are no translations available.Following the earthquake of 12 May 2008 in Sichuan Province, the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, through its Ministry...Read More >> Report on Disaster Management in El SalvadorThere are no translations available.The Humanitarian Policy Group has published the report: “El Salvador, a case study of a state affected by humanitarian action.” This document examines how the...Read More >> E-Atlas will help to forecast the magnitude of disasters in the Eastern Mediterranean RegionThere are no translations available.The regional office of the World Health Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean presented the “E-Atlas of disaster risks for the Eastern Mediterranean region: Volume 1....Read More >> ISDR launches a book on risk managementThere are no translations available.The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has published “Management of Disaster Risk Today. Global Contexts, Local Tools”. The publication, available on CD, Internet and...Read More >> Manual for the Organization of an EOCThere are no translations available.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has published a guide for organizing emergency operations centers, based on the Management and Control...Read More >> What's new at CRIDThere are no translations available. The Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID)’s mission is to promote the development of a culture of prevention in Latin American and Caribbean countries...Read More >>
Issue 110 October 2008