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close this bookMitigation: Disaster Mitigation Guidelines for Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean (PAHO; 1992; 76 pages)
View the documentPREFACE
View the documentSUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 1: SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 2: THE NATURE OF NATURAL HAZARDS IN COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 3: THE CRITICAL NATURE OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN DISASTER MITIGATION
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 4: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR NATURAL HAZARDS
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 5: DESIGNING NEW HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FOR MULTIPLE HAZARDS
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 6: RETROFITTING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FOR MULTIPLE HAZARDS
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Mitigation: Disaster Mitigation Guidelines for Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean

Pan American Health Organization

Regional Office of the World Health Organization

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION

On the cover:

Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988 was classified as one of the most severe hurricanes of this century. Hardest hit was Jamaica, where nine of the island's 26 hospitals were severely damaged and three health centers totally destroyed. Shown here, the Princess Margaret Hospital sustained extensive damage, and patients were evacuated.

Photo: Carlos Gaggero/PAHO/WHO

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RELIEF

COORDINATION PROGRAM

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION

JANUARY 1992

This document represents a collaborative effort of engineers and health sector administrators. PAHO wishes to acknowledge the following persons, whose technical input resulted in the valuable publication: Mr. Tony Gibbs, Director of Consulting Engineers Partnership, Ltd. in Barbados; Mr. José Grases, Director of Coral '83, an engineering consulting firm in Caracas, Venezuela; and Mr. James Williams, retired Director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. Dr. Jean Luc Poncelet, the Pan American Health Organization's Subregional Disaster Adviser for the Caribbean coordinated the preparation of this publication.

This publication has been made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Overseas Development Administration of the U.K., the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of USAID.

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