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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-February 2007, No. 106
Assessments are an important first step to determining immediate humanitarian needs after a disaster. This month's editorial offers the best practices for conducting needs assessments, so that the affected population gets the most benefit from humanitarian assistance. HTML(13/Mar/2007)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2005, No. 98
The disaster in South East Asia and the handling of dead bodies after disasters are the main topics of this issue. Also included are the results of a survey on PAHO's disaster publications. HTML(25/Feb/2005)
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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-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 2000, No. 80
Editorial on "Identifying Cadavers Following Disasters: Why?", and special report on "Safer Hospitals". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/2000)
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