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PAHO Releases New Wind Hazard Maps for the Caribbean

The Pan American Health Organization Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination unit, through Applied Research Associates, has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and nearby coastal areas of Central and South America. The maps are intended to replace older maps currently in use for structural design and risk assessment. They are an important aid for engineers, developers, and others whose work requires knowledge of wind hazards. 
Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2008 02:05

Hospital Safety Index

The Hospital Safety Index gathers general information for each facility on variables such as: level of complexity, population served, specialties, health staff, available services, location, hazards, and the history of disasters at the site. An assessment is then made of the level of safety of the structural and nonstructural components and functional and organizational aspects of the hospital.(17/Dec/2007)

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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2008 14:26

International Health Regulations Enter into Force

{mosimage} The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) enter into force on Friday, 15 June. The Regulations are an innovative set of rules and procedures agreed by 193 countries which will help to make the world more secure from threats to global health.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2008 07:44

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