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Evaluación de Necesidades en el Sector Salud con Posterioridad a Inundaciones y Huracanes
El hecho de que no sean apropiadas la sincronización y la naturaleza misma del socorro obedece en parte nada pequeña a la falta de un método adecuado para evaluar las necesidades existentes. Estas necesidades varían con arreglo a la etapa e índole del desastre: terremoto, erupción volcánica o inundación. Es necesario disponer de una metodología uniforme para evaluar rápidamente las necesidades. Si se aplicara, este método permitiría adoptar medidas correctas en el corto plazo y lo que es más importante en el caso de las inundaciones establecer un sistema de control a más largo plazo para alertar a las autoridades sanitarias con respecto a riesgos tardíos. Esta publicación es un paso en ese sentido. Presenta una metodología para seleccionar datos pertinentes de fuentes apropiadas. El método se basa en la premisa de que, por más que cada inundación ofrezca sus propias peculiaridades, se deben adoptar decisiones fundamentales que son comunes.(13/Sep/2006)
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Reducción del Daño Sísmico. Guía para las Empresas de Agua
Esta publicación es un contribución más de la OPS para el fortalecimiento de la capacidad de los técnicos, profesionales y tomadores de decisión del sector de agua y saneamiento de los países de América Latina y el Caribe, para identificar los factores de riesgo frente a amenazas sísmicas e implementar las medidas que eviten o reduzcan los posibles daños.(13/Sep/2006)
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Los desastres naturales y la proteccion de la salud
Los desastres naturales y la proteccion de la salud(12/Sep/2006)
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Environmental Health Management after Natural Disasters
(12/Sep/2006)
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Safe Hospitals - A Collective Responsibility - A Global Measure of Disaster Reduction
Protecting critical health facilities, particularly hospitals, from the avoidable consequences of disasters, is not only essential to meeting the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations, but also a social and political necessity in its own right. This is the message that Safe Hospitals—A Collective Responsibility, A Global Measure of Disaster Reduction, prepared by PAHO/WHO for the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction, puts forth.(28/Feb/2005)
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Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disasters
This publication is an overview of the Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities and includes recommendations on how to promote their use among national authorities, planners and financing agencies involved in the development of these projects.(17/Feb/2004)
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Villa Centenario OPS - Chronicle of healthy housing after a disaster
The Villa Centenario OPS, an anti-seismic housing complex, was developed in El Salvador to benefit people affected by the earthquakes of January and February 2001. This publication relates the participation of the different actors who made possible, in El Salvador, the first experience in the Americas where a new vision is used to build healthy housing and human settlements. In Spanish only(16/Oct/2002)
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Disaster Chronicles - Eartquakes in El Salvador 2001
The chronicle describes actions and analyzes the efficiency of the disaster preparedness programs, their impact on the health sector response in the assistance and recovery stages. It includes a list of lessons learned geared toward health sector workers and managers, that will help draw conclusions of interest for the management of future emergencies and disaster situations.In Spanish only.(22/Aug/2002)
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Lecciones Aprendidas de los Terremotos de 2001 en El Salvador (only in Spanish)
This publication captures the lessons learned from a workshop held in El Salvador in July 2001 in 12 areas of the health sector--from medical emergency care and epidemiological surveillance to the environmental health aspects. More than 225 actors involved in the health response following the earthquakes of January and February 2001 participated.(7/Jan/2001)
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Disaster Chronicles: El Niño 1997-1998 (only in Spanish)
Now that we are in a period "between Niños," it would be extremely useful to revisit the 1997/1998 phenomenon and draw from the experiences and lessons learned, so we can better prepare ourselves for the next episode. This book, available only in Spanish, is a technical and institutional retrospective of El Niño's effect on the health sector, showing the extent to which the 1997/1998 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affected daily life and public health in most Latin American countries. To access the book in full-text visit Crónicas de desastres: Fenómeno El Niño . If you would like to buy a copy of the book visit the Bookstore .(19/Sep/2000)
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Impact of the Disasters on the Public Health (only in Spanish)
It is a very well documented book that provides excellent information on the causes, history, frequency, duration and consequences of the largest and most frequently occurring disasters in the world. It is a book that will be very useful in the library of anyone involved in the area of disasters. (3/Sep/2000)
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Crónicas de Desastres: Terremoto de Cariaco, Venezuela (only in Spanish)
In July 1997, a major earthquake hit the Venezuelan state of Sucre. This report reconstructs the events and describes the impact on and response of local and national health authorities. It is an example of how disaster managers cope in a sudden-onset disaster.(10/Dec/1999)
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Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities
The book focuses on problems encountered in areas at high risk for seismic events. It introduces the essential aspects of carrying out vulnerability assessments and applying practical measures to mitigate damage in hospitals, addressing structural and nonstructural aspects, as well as administrative and internal organization. To access the book in full-text visit Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities. If you would like to buy a copy of the book visit the Bookstore .(13/Jul/1999)
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Crónicas de Desastres: Terremoto de Aiquile, Cochabamba, Bolivia (only in Spanish)
In May 1998, Bolivia was hit by one of the most severe earthquakes in the country’s recent history, presenting a major challenge to authorities in charge of response and rehabilitation in the affected areas. This recounts events during the initial impact of the earthquake, relief efforts, and the early phases of reconstruction from the perspective of the health sector. The report highlights innovations developed in the area of environmental health.(24/Oct/1998)
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International Conference on Disaster Mitigation in Heath Facilities
The Conference Recommendations presented in these Proceedings reflect the commitment of Govermments, institutions, and individuals to work toward the goal of reducing the loss of life, material damage, and the social and economic disruption caused by natural disasters.(1/Jan/1996)
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