Hospitals in Disasters - Handle with Care
San Salvador, El Salvador, 8-10 July 2003
Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action
World Health Organization
Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief
Pan American Health Organization
Washington D.C. • 2003
© Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 2003
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