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Healthy Housing is a Part of PAHO
VIVISAL, short for "Vivienda Saludable" or healthy housing, is a new PAHO initiative to provide housing and health services for families left homeless after the earthquakes that struck El Salvador in January and February 2001. In honor of PAHO's centennial, the 100 houses will be numbered from 1902 to 2002. A team of engineers from PAHO's El Salvador office developed the prototype. These houses are low-cost but more resistant to damage from earthquakes and other natural hazards. In addition to helping families devastated by the disaster, El Salvador's Vice Ministry of Housing has adopted the model as the basis for rural reconstruction throughout the country.(2/May/2002)
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Contact Us-Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance
This page contains a list of PAHO's personnel involved in the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Program, as well as contact information on the various intercountry projects in the Region. It includes phone numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses.(26/Feb/2002)
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Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Index
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(11/Feb/2002)
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Disaster Archives-Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance
This Page illustrates different past Disasters(11/Feb/2002)
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