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Improving the Health of IDPs in Colombia
Since 1998, PAHO/WHO, in collaboration with several partners, has been engaged in an on-going project to improve the health of internally displaced populations (IDP) in Colombia. Due to continuing conflict within the country, large portions of the population have fled their homes, thus encountering many physical and mental health challenges as a result of violence, loss of productivity, poor sanitation and lack of access to health services.(8/May/2008)
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en español     HTML(8.06k)  

Guía para la vigilancia y control de la calidad del agua en situaciones de emergencia y desastre
Esta publicación presenta las principales acciones para el monitoreo de la calidad del agua para consumo humano durante situaciones de emergencia y desastre, considerando las necesidades inmediatamente posteriores al evento adverso hasta la rehabilitación de los servicios, con el fin de garantizar agua segura a la población afectada.(19/Sep/2007)
en español     HTML(3.81k)  

Fire Tragedy in Paraguay
On Sunday, August 1, 2004, a fire broke out in a supermarket in Asunción, Paraguay when the store was full of weekend customers. Official sources from the Justice Department and the Ministry of Health report that 378 people died at the scene due to inhalation of toxic gases and burns.There were also about 300 injured, that are being treated at the main hospitals in Asunción. Most of them are suffering from smoke inhalation and burns of different degrees.(9/Aug/2004)
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en español     Oficina de Desastres para Sudamérica  

Donations in-kind for the Iraq Crisis: Guidance to Donors
The United Nations has received many offers of in-kind humanitarian assistance—donations of goods or personnel—for Iraq and requests for advice on how aid might best be provided. View the guidelines prepared for potential donors, including a list of key agency contacts for emergency in-kind contributions. Specific guidelines on field hospitals and drug donations are also included.(12/May/2003)
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Protection of Mental Health in Disasters and Emergency Situations
The objective of this publication is to offer practical planning guidelines to act in the immediate aftermath of an emergency, and it does not include treatment of psychosocial problems that arise in the medium- and long-term. It is directed toward community efforts and promotes coordination between the multiple agencies that work in the mental health field, frequently with different points of view. In Spanish only.(10/Oct/2002)
en español     HTML(4.72k)  

Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Donations
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(25/Jun/2000)
In English       HTML(6.29k)  
en español     HTML(6.36k)  

Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Food Safety
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(25/Jun/2000)
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en español     HTML(1.89k)  

Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Environmental Health
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(25/Jun/2000)
In English       HTML(2.26k)  
en español     HTML(2.47k)  

Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Immunization
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(25/Jun/2000)
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en español     HTML(2.85k)