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close this bookNatural Disasters - Protecting the Public's Health (PAHO; 2000; 133 pages) [ES]
View the documentPreface
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentAcknowledgments
open this folder and view contentsChapter 1. General Effects of Disasters on Health
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2. Structuring Health Disaster Management
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3. Disaster Preparedness
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4. Disaster Mitigation in the Health Sector
open this folder and view contentsChapter 5. Coordination of Disaster Response Activities and Assessment of Health Needs
open this folder and view contentsChapter 6. Mass Casualty Management
open this folder and view contentsChapter 7. Epidemiologic Surveillance and Disease Control
open this folder and view contentsChapter 8. Environmental Health Management
open this folder and view contentsChapter 9. Food and Nutrition
open this folder and view contentsChapter 10. Planning, Layout, and Management of Temporary Settlements and Camps
open this folder and view contentsChapter 11. Communications and Transport
open this folder and view contentsChapter 12. Managing Humanitarian Relief Supplies
open this folder and view contentsChapter 13. International Humanitarian Assistance
open this folder and view contentsChapter 14. Reestablishing Normal Health Programs
View the documentAnnex I. Implementing a National Disaster Mitigation Program for Hospitals
View the documentAnnex II. SUMA - A Humanitarian Supply Management System
View the documentAnnex III. International Health Humanitarian Assistance
View the documentAnnex IV. External Agencies Providing Health Humanitarian Assistance
View the documentSelected Bibliography and On-line Information Sources
View the documentBack Cover
 

Natural Disasters - Protecting the Public's Health

Scientific Publication No. 575

Pan American Health Organization
Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the
World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.
Washington. D.C. 20037, USA

Mission of the Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Sanitary Bureau is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), an international agency specializing in health. Its mission is to cooperate technically with the Member Countries and to stimulate cooperation among them in order that, while maintaining a healthy environment and charting a course to sustainable human development, the peoples of the Americas may achieve Health for All and by All.

Also published in Spanish with the title:
Los desastres naturales y la protección de la salud
ISBN 92 75 31575 2

PAHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Pan American Health Organization
Natural disasters: Protecting the public’s health.
Washington, D.C.: PAHO, ©2000.
xi, 119 p. - (Scientific Publication, 575)

ISBN 92 75 11575 3

I. Title II. (Series)
1. NATURAL DISASTERS 2. HEALTH EFFECT OF DISASTERS
3. DISASTERS PLANNING - organization and administration
4. EMERGENCIES IN DISASTERS - organization and administration
5. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

NLM HV553

The Pan American Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate its publications, in part or in full. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the Publications Program, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., which will be glad to provide the latest information on any changes made to the text, plans for new editions, and reprints and translations already available.

©Pan American Health Organization, 2000

Publications of the Pan American Health Organization enjoy copyright protection in accordance with the provisions of Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights are reserved.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization concerning the status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the Pan American Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.

 

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