Issue 95 April 2004

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Selected Bibliography

The articles listed in this section come from the collection of the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID). Request copies from CRID, citing the numerical reference code included with the title.

Caribbean Course on Emergency Care and Treatment

In many Caribbean countries, it is common that ambulances responding to accidents with a large number of casualties have no formally-trained medical technicians on board

Keep Up-to-date on Environmental Health and Disasters with these Publications

In 2003, PAHO’s disaster program and its Center for Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences (CEPIS) began publishing a series on environmental health and disasters to disseminate lessons learned and new...

Chile’s Disaster Office Turns 30

A series of activities marked the 30th anniversary of the creation of Chile’s National Emergency Office (ONEMI). The anniversary culminated in an international meeting in March on the importance of...

Floods Affect the Dominican Republic

A significant part of the Dominican Republic, particularly the north and northwest of the country, was seriously affected by intense rains that produced heavy flooding

On the Road to the Kobe World Conference: Latin America Experts Prepare Disaster Mitigation Agenda

More than 100 experts from 18 Latin American countries met in Nicaragua in April to review the current state of disaster vulnerability in the Region, record the achievements to date...

Andean Region Prepares Disaster Health Plan

Representatives from the disaster programs and the international relations departments of the Ministries of Health of the Andean Region met in April for the first in a series of meetings...

Training Program for Volcanic Emergencies

Colombia and Ecuador will be the focus of a project to strengthen the health sector’s capacity to respond to volcanic eruptions.

World Conference on Disaster Management

The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness will host the 14th World Conference on Disaster Management from June 20-23 in Toronto. With the theme The Changing Face of Disaster Management, this...

IOM/PAHO to address at the health of mobile populations

A Letter of Understanding between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and PAHO has set the stage for formal collaboration on the health of migrating populations.

OFDA Publishes Conclusions of Hemispheric Summit

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has published in print form the conclusions of the Hemispheric Conference on Risk Reduction that took place in 2001. At the Hemispheric Conference,...

U.N. Discussion Paper on Haiti

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has published in print form the conclusions of the Hemispheric Conference on Risk Reduction that took place in 2001.

WHO/PAHO Look at Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons

The World Health Organization has released the second edition of its publication “Health Aspects of Biological and Chemical Weapons,” written to guide member states on preparedness for and response to...

Internet and complex emergencies: How the Internet has become a key source of information on health and displacement in Colombia

In 1998, PAHO/WHO began a project in Colombia to improve the health sector’s capacity to meet the needs of the displaced and vulnerable populations.

The Crisis in Haiti: Who can provide the best response?

The response to complex emergencies is not the same as the response to natural disasters. Just as each situation is unique, each type of agency —humanitarian and development— has a...