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Disasters and Vulnerability

International Day for Reduction of Disasters: Women and Girls are Recognized for their Contributions to Communities

2012-10-11 16:21:59

To commemorate International Day for Reduction of Disasters, held on 13 October, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recognizes the millions of women and girls that...

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Haiti Quake Efforts Were Hampered by Poor Information Sharing

2012-01-13 14:40:54

The massive humanitarian response that followed Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake was less effective than it could have been due to poor coordination and information sharing and widespread disregard among international groups for the authority of the Haitian government, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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Central American Health Officials Mobilize to Help People Affected by Floods and Landslides

2011-10-20 15:02:04

Health authorities in Central America have been deploying field teams for damage assessment, surveillance, water and sanitation and mental health assessments, after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

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PAHO calls for assistance for Bahamas and Turk and Caicos after Hurricane Irene

2011-09-01 12:02:58

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and The Bahamas and Turk and Caicos health authorities are launching an appeal for international assistance to help 220,000 people, that were affected by Hurricane Irene last week.

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