Disaster Response

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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Pandemic Influenza Resource Sites
This page provides links to resources dealing with the topic of pandemic influenza, organized into coherent categories (surveillance, emergency preparedness and response, prevention and control, toolkits, press releases, major partner sites).(8/Sep/2005)
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Caribbean Course on Emergency Care and Treatment - ECAT
This course addresses basic medical response for disaster and emergency situations. It includes a participant’s manual, tips for the instructors, a PowerPoint presentation and review tests. Participants will benefit most from this new course if they are familiar with other PAHO courses on mass casualty management and incident command systems.(20/Dec/2004)
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Curso de auto instrucción sobre prevención, preparación y respuesta a accidentes químicos
Una nueva versión bilingüe (español/portugués) de este material de capacitación cuya novedad es la metodología de autoaprendizaje. El curso tiene cinco secciones con presentaciones y módulos de preguntas y respuestas para permitir al alumno la autoevaluación de su aprendizaje.(7/Nov/2003)
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Healthy Housing is a Part of PAHO
VIVISAL, short for "Vivienda Saludable" or healthy housing, is a new PAHO initiative to provide housing and health services for families left homeless after the earthquakes that struck El Salvador in January and February 2001. In honor of PAHO's centennial, the 100 houses will be numbered from 1902 to 2002. A team of engineers from PAHO's El Salvador office developed the prototype. These houses are low-cost but more resistant to damage from earthquakes and other natural hazards. In addition to helping families devastated by the disaster, El Salvador's Vice Ministry of Housing has adopted the model as the basis for rural reconstruction throughout the country.(2/May/2002)
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Bioterrorism in Latin America and the Caribbean-Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance
The risk is slight that a country in Latin American or Caribbean would be the direct target of an international terrorist act. Nonetheless, Member States in the Region have identified the need to improve the capacity of their health services to prepare for and respond to any potential emergencies resulting from biological, chemical or radiological (BCR) terrorism. In the case of biological terrorism, effective and timely detection and response in any one country is of paramount importance for the entire region. The threat is international.(5/Apr/2002)
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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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Contact Us-Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance
This page contains a list of PAHO's personnel involved in the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Program, as well as contact information on the various intercountry projects in the Region. It includes phone numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses.(26/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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