Approximately 20 experts on emergency management in health sector from ten countries were trained in the Health Cluster Coordination Workshop, held in San Salvador from 22 to 25 June.

 

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PAHO/WHO continues supporting national authorities to respond to the emergency caused by Tropical Storm Agatha and Pacaya volcano eruption. The number of people affected in Guatemala, as well as the number of dead and injured, is rising as the damage assessments and needs analyses come in.

CONRED maintains the Institutional Red Alert and the Orange Population Alert. PAHO/WHO maintains constant communication and coordinates the response with the country's Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare.

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altAround 50 experts on emergencies and disasters form Central America and Ecuador participated in a drill exercise developed in the framework of the regional workshop on disaster response teams held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 19 to 23 April.

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On February 28 ended the initiative Strengthening communities by making health facilities safer in Central America: safe hospitals program with local perspective.

A meeting to discuss about the experiences generated in the countries where this initiative was implemented was held in Nicaragua from 15 to 19 February with the financial support of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO).

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In order to strengthen the capacity of the national teams for disaster response in the health sector, a regional workshop took place in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 19 to 23 April.

This meeting responds to the need of having properly trained men and women to leadership and coordinate the emergencies response. This initiative is supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID).  

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