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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-March 2008, No. 109
Due to the threat of emerging diseases and the deliberate release of hazardous agents, there has been a revision of the international health regulations. This edition's editorial addresses the implications for national health disaster programs. Other topics include the launch of the 2008-2009 World Disaster Reduction Campaign and the yellow fever outbreak in South America. HTML(27/Mar/2008)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-June 2007, No. 107
When a disaster strikes, why is it so difficult to find reliable information? This is the topic of this issue's editorial. In addition, Safe Hospitals has become a common subject in the disaster community. There are several articles that touch on this very important issue. HTML(17/Jul/2007)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2006, No. 103
The United Nations has established the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making. This issues' editorial discusses how it works and what it will signify in the next big emergency. HTML(8/May/2006)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2006, No. 102
The threat of a flu pandemic has been prominent in the news lately. In this issue's editorial the subject is broached, emphasizing the need for communication between different sectors so that every country is able to face a potencial pandemic. PAHO/WHO has formed a response team to face epidemics. HTML(8/Feb/2006)
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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 2004, No. 96
It is imperative that hospitals remain functional after a disaster. Countries and Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized that it is no longer acceptable to lose these vital facities to natural disasters. This issue's editorial deals with the January 2005 World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan, where countries will review the past decade’s progress and define remaining challenges, critical needs and opportunities. Latin America and the Caribbean are channeling their efforts towards safer hospitals and water supply systems.(2/Aug/2004)
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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-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. 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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