Disaster Mitigation

For more information, visit the Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance Page of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Area of the Pan American Health Organization.

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When Disaster Strikes-Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance
Many technical experts from the Pan American Health Organization have prepared technical guidelines and information sheets on public health issues in disaster situations.(1/Mar/2002)
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Intense Rains in Eastern Peru (only in Spanish)
On 3 February 2002 a cold front moved from Bolivia into Peru, merging with another front originating in Brazil. This produced intense rainfall that sparked floods in the departments of Lima, Cusco, Tumbes, Junín, Moquegua y Madre de Dios. As a result of the floods more than 1,500 houses were flooded and hundreds of families were affected. Two persons died when their dwelling collapsed.(11/Feb/2002)
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Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Index
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(11/Feb/2002)
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A quién contactar en América del Sur en un desastre
A quién contactar en América del Sur en situaciones de desastre. Esta lista incluye los nombres, direcciones y números de contacto (incluido el correo electrónico cuando existe) de los coordinadores de desastres del sector salud y de los coordinadores de desastres de la protección civil en todos los países de América del Sur.(1/Feb/2002)
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A quién contactar en América Central en un desastre
A quién contactar en América Central en situaciones de desastre. Esta lista incluye los nombres, direcciones y números de contacto (incluido el correo electrónico cuando existe) de los coordinadores de desastres del sector salud y de los coordinadores de desastres de la protección civil en todos los países de la América Central.(1/Oct/2001)
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Who to Contact in the Caribbean in a Disaster
Who to contact in the Caribbean in a disaster situation? This list includes the names and contact numbers (including e-mail addresses when available) for the health sector disaster coordinators and the national disaster coordinators in every country in the Caribbean.(16/Aug/2001)
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Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities, 2001 Edition
This disk contains the main training materials -- books and PowerPoint graphic presentations -- that PAHO/WHO has published on disaster mitigation in health facilities. It is designed as a simple Web page and can be used with any personal computer (although we recommend at a minimum a Pentium 1 processor or the equivalent, with hard drive capacity of 40 Mb).(11/Feb/2001)
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