Issue 105 October 2006

Evaluaciones de necesidades posdesastre: el primer paso que se debe tomarEvaluaciones de necesidades posdesastre: el primer paso que se debe tomar     Existen muchas razones que justifican la realización de las evaluaciones posdesastre: determinar las necesidades inmediatas y de corto plazo de los sobrevivientes (el tema de este editorial); hacer inventario de...Read More >>
 
Resultados de la encuesta de preparativos en los Estados Miembros de la OPS/OMSResultados de la encuesta de preparativos en los Estados Miembros de la OPS/OMS     Hace un año, los ministerios de salud del Hemisferio Occidental le solicitaron a la OPS que preparara un informe sobre el estado de las actividades de preparativos para desastres y...Read More >>
Una nueva herramienta para medir el nivel de seguridad de los hospitalesUna nueva herramienta para medir el nivel de seguridad de los hospitales     El compromiso de la OPS/OMS hacia los Hospitales Seguros enfatiza la importancia de: a) construir nuevos hospitales con un nivel de protección que les permita seguir funcionando en situaciones de...Read More >>
 
La medición del impacto socioeconómico de las crisis de saludLa medición del impacto socioeconómico de las crisis de salud     La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y la OPS tienen una gran cantidad de experiencia conjunta en la evaluación del impacto económico de los desastres naturales...Read More >>
When Every Minute Counts: Earmarked Funds Save Time in EmergenciesWhen Every Minute Counts: Earmarked Funds Save Time in EmergenciesThere are no translations available.Without immediate access to funding, response operations can be delayed in humanitarian emergencies. Unfortunately, the normal grant proposal process is not conducive to the urgency...Read More >>
 
Disaster Myths Still a Popular TopicDisaster Myths Still a Popular TopicThere are no translations available.For 30 years, the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado (U.S.) has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge concerning the...Read More >>
Methanol Poisoning Emergency in NicaraguaMethanol Poisoning Emergency in NicaraguaThere are no translations available.Forty-eight persons died and 15 were blinded by the toxic effects of methanol in an incident of mass poisoning in Nicaragua. Between 2-20 September, 801...Read More >>
 
Guatemala Reopens Health Facilities Devastated by Hurricane StanGuatemala Reopens Health Facilities Devastated by Hurricane StanThere are no translations available.Although Hurricane Stan was never more than a category one storm, the heavy rainfall (as opposed to hurricane-strength winds) in the mountainous regions of Guatemala...Read More >>
Andean Community to Develop Disaster Information NetworkAndean Community to Develop Disaster Information NetworkThere are no translations available.Member States in the Andean Region of South America recognize the importance of information management in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters and of...Read More >>
 
Tobago Broadens Scope of its Disaster OfficeTobago Broadens Scope of its Disaster OfficeThere are no translations available.Trinidad and Tobago’s national emergency management agency has broadened its scope of work and has become the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, ODPM. Trinidad...Read More >>
Member States Continue PreparingThere are no translations available.There is broad agreement that a pandemic would not be solely a health issue, but rather a common challenge faced by many sectors and that...Read More >>
 
New Website Collects Andean ExperiencesNew Website Collects Andean ExperiencesThere are no translations available.DIPECHO-funded project to collect risk management tools, models and methodologies in the Andean Region that can be used in other communities. Information about the activities...Read More >>
We Can Act! A Disaster Risk Management Communication KitWe Can Act! A Disaster Risk Management Communication KitThere are no translations available.National authorities in Guatemala, U.N. agencies and NGOs joined forces to produce this excellent communication tool for emergency preparedness and management before, during and following...Read More >>
 
New Bibliography on TsunamiNew Bibliography on TsunamiThere are no translations available.The U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction has started a new bibliographic compilation series entitled ISDR-BIBLIO. Much like CRID’s Biblio-des series, each new edition will...Read More >>
Health Action in Crises Annual Report 2005Health Action in Crises Annual Report 2005There are no translations available.In 2005, disasters affected more than 150 million people worldwide. WHO’s Health Action in Crisis Program has published its annual report of a year that...Read More >>
 
Whats new at CRIDWhat'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 through the...Read More >>
  

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