Issue 118 November 2012

Climate Change Needs to be Addressed as Another Hazard

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Climate Change Needs to be Addressed as Another Hazard

Rising sea levels, together with coastal erosion and salt water intrusion, increase in the intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes, as well as disruptions in rainfall and freshwater supply represent...

What's New at CRID

In order to offer new risk management material and information resources, CRID presents a new website on Information Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Response (http://preparativosyrespuesta.cridlac.org). This tool is one of...

Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons in Disasters

This new publication takes a look at older people in disaster situations, with a particular focus on the Caribbean, and provides an overview of considerations to ensure that the needs...

Health Response to the Earthquake in Haiti

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), present in the response to the earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti and aware about the difficulties met, made an analytical exercise to...

Knowledge Center on Public Health and Disasters is Now Online

In the last few years the availability of sources and information resources has increased. Websites, databases and information generated at the national and international level have multiplied. The field of...

The Health Sector in the Americas with Three Years Remaining in the Hyogo Framework for Action

In 2005, 168 countries agreed to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. One of the priorities set by the...

35 Years of Emergency Preparedness in the Region

Following the major earthquakes that devastated Peru and Guatemala in the early 1970s, the ministers of health of the Region of the Americas, assembled during the Directing Council of the...

Information Management in Emergencies and Disasters, a Standout Topic During CRICS 9

Information management in emergencies and disasters was a standout topic during the Ninth Regional Congress of Health Sciences Information (CRICS 9) that was held at the Pan American Health Organization’s...

Experts Debate on Emergencies and Disasters Medicine During the WADEM Congress

The 4th Pan American Conference of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) was held from 15-17 October in Leesburg (Virginia, United States).

Women and Girls, the Visible Force of Disaster Resilience

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held on 13 October, recognized the contribution of women and girls to disaster risk reduction. The commemoration of this day became an opportunity to...

The Interview: Dr. Luis Fernando Correa

After more than 13 years in charge of emergency and disaster preparedness at Colombia’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, Dr. Luis Fernando Correa is in a position...