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Periodical Publications

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-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 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-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-October 2002, No. 89
This month's editorial focuses on the debate of what is better for the health sector: Emergency Operations Centers or Situation Rooms? Health situation rooms do a good job of collecting health data on a routine basis. However, for data to have an impact on life-saving decisions, health professionals must adapt collection and dissemination to the rapid and often chaotic pace of an emergency.(10/Oct/2002)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas - April 2001, No. 83
Editorial on "Hospital Disaster Mitigation: From Words to Deeds" and special supplement on "Earthquakes in El Salvador". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(9/May/2001)
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Pan American Journal of Public Health - Vol. 9, No. 2, February 2001
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 9, No. 2, February 2001(1/Feb/2001)
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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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