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The World Health Organization and partners urgently need US$ 4.2 million to provide health care for many of the 800 000 people - including children and pregnant women - affected by successive tropical storms in Haiti.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2008 01:17

The DO'S and DON'TS of Humanitarian Supplies Management

These guidelines were prepared by the technical divisions of the Pan American Health Organization.
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White Helmets of Argentina, PAHO agree to strengthen regional disaster response capacity

Washington, D.C., March 11, 2008 (PAHO)— The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today signed an agreement of understanding with the White Helmets Commission of Argentina to unite forces and cooperate in responding to disasters and other emergencies.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2008 15:51

Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations

Book of Stress Management In Disasters"A hurried response that is not based on an impartial assessment only contributes to chaos. It is better to wait until real needs have been assessed . . . It is more economical, appropriate and hygienic to buy new articles locally than to send used items . . . Donors should not compete among themselves to satisfy the more visible needs of the affected country . . . Emergency assistance should complement--rather than duplicate--the measures used by the affected country."


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