Disaster Mitigation Series
Emergency Preparedness and
Disaster Relief Coordination Program
Pan American Health Organization
Regional Office of the
World Health Organization
Washington, D.C., 2000.
Published also in Spanish with the title:
Fundamentos para la mitigación de desastres en establecimientos de salud
Cover photograph: PAHO/WHO
ISBN 92 75 12304 7
PAHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data:
Pan American Health Organization.
Principles of disaster mitigation in health facilities. Washington, D.C. : PAHO, ©2000.
123 pp. - (Disaster Mitigation Series)
ISBN 92 75 12304 7
I. Title. II. (series)
1. MITIGATION BEFORE DISASTERS.
2. MAINTENANCE SERVICE AND HOSPITAL
ENGINEERING. 3. VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS.
© Pan American Health Organization, 2000
A publication of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program, PAHO/WHO.
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