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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2008, No. 110
This edition's editorial focuses on climate change and disaster programs in the health sector, as changes in climate have had a direct impact on recent disasters. This edition is the first with a new 12-page format, which includes an interview section--PAHO's Director is the first subject--a section on safe hospitals and one on perspectives. HTML(21/Oct/2008)
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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-October 2006, No. 105
Why are post-disaster needs assessments important?. They can make a difference in a disaster-affected country, making sure that urgent needs are addressed. This is the subject of the editorial of this issue. Other articles include methanol poisoning in Nicaragua, disaster preparedness in PAHO/WHO Member States, and preparations for pandemic influenza. HTML(26/Oct/2006)
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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-October 2005, No. 101
In this issue we explore how information management can help humanitarian agencies during and after disasters. The 2005 hurricane season broke all records, and many Member States were affected. SUMA helps in the aftermath of the South Asia earthquake. HTML(8/Dec/2005)
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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 - July 2001, No. 84
The July 2001 issue of the newsletter Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas is now available on the web. Read about safeguarding the health services network in disasters; learn the latest on progress toward developing a common logistic supply system and hear more about new PAHO CD-ROMs on disaster mitigation and SUMA.(1/Jul/2001)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. October 2000, No. 82
Editorial on "Health: A Bridge to Peace in Colombia" and special supplement on "Publications 2000." It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Oct/2000)
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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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