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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2004, No. 95
In this issue, an analysis is made of past failures of international interventions in Haiti. The recent crisis in that country makes is necessary for the international community to make a concerted effort, so that whatever help that reaches the country this time is not wasted.(21/May/2004)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2004, No. 94
This issue's editorial deals with the earthquake in Bam, Iran (Dec. 2003) and the use of field hospitals after the disaster. There is also a report on an important course on e-learning. An 8-page supplement on disaster mitigation in hospitals is also included.(10/Feb/2004)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2003, No. 93
The October 2003 issue of the Newsletter "Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas" can now be read in HTML and PDF formats. This month's editorial deals with the management of dead bodies after disasters. It also includes a supplement on water and disasters.(22/Oct/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2003, No. 92
Local Emergency Health Plans is the topic of the editorial of this issue of the newsletter. Aside from the regular sections, this issue includes a supplement on the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID).(17/Jul/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2003, No. 90
This month's editorial focuses on the plight of displaced populations when they cross borders into other countries. It is often hard to assess the living conditions of these populations, especially if an armed conflict impedes access to the areas where they are fleeing.(22/Jan/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2002, No. 89
This month's editorial focuses on the debate of what is better for the health sector: Emergency Operations Centers or Situation Rooms? Health situation rooms do a good job of collecting health data on a routine basis. However, for data to have an impact on life-saving decisions, health professionals must adapt collection and dissemination to the rapid and often chaotic pace of an emergency.(10/Oct/2002)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2002, No. 88
This month's editorial focuses on logistical support systems, a new growth industry that has caught the attention of the private sector. New trends are posing opportunities and challenges for SUMA users throughout the world.(8/Aug/2002)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas - April 2001, No. 83
Editorial on "Hospital Disaster Mitigation: From Words to Deeds" and special supplement on "Earthquakes in El Salvador". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(9/May/2001)
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