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Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness

 


Fundamentos para la mitigación de desastres en establecimientos de salud


Order code: OP 133
En América Latina y el Caribe, sólo entre 1981 y 1996, un total de 93 hospitales y 538 unidades de salud fueron dañados a consecuencia de desastres naturales, lo que significa que aproximadamente unas 24.000 camas quedaron inhabilitadas en ese período....

$18.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $25.00 Elsewhere - additional details




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Guidelines for vulnerability reduction in the design of new health facilities


Order code: OP 171
This publication puts forward three potential levels of protection from adverse events, or performance objectives: life safety, investment protection, and functional protection PAHO/WHO recommends that essential areas and components of hospitals be bui...

$18.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $25.00 Elsewhere - additional details




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Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster


Order code: SP 443
However timely the health care response may be, its effect may be nullified if the effort is disorganized or fragmented. This manual holds a framework for a tiered system of care and appropriate techniques carried out as part of a coordinated and ratio...

$8.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $8.00 Elsewhere - additional details

Out of print

Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector


Order code: OP 145
It is well known that emergencies and disasters are harsh testing grounds for the logistical and organizational capacity of the affected countries. The challenge is felt with special intensity in the health sector; where deficiencies in supply manageme...

$18.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $25.00 Elsewhere - additional details

Out of print

Intervención de los laboratorios y bancos de sangre ante situaciones de desastres/ The Role of Laboratories and Blood Banks in Disaster Situations


Order code: CD 010
Los laboratorios y bancos de sangre tienen una función esencial que cumplir en situaciones de desastres naturales y deben estar integrados en los planes de contingencia del sector salud.... Laboratories and blood banks have essential tasks to be c...

$30.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $40.00 Elsewhere - additional details




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Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A field manual for first responders


Order code: OP 167
Management of the dead is one of the most difficult aspects of disaster response. It has profound and long-lasting consequences for survivors and communities. Globally, disasters claim thousands of lives each year. However, care of the deceased is ofte...

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Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations


Order code: OP 164
This manual should be of interest to specialists in disasters and in management of human remains, and especially national or local authorities who are responsible for ensuring that bodies are treated in a dignified manner and that the human rights of t...

$20.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $28.00 Elsewhere - additional details

Out of print

Medical Supply Management after Natural Disaster


Order code: SP 438
Designed to promote predisaster planning of pharmaceuticals and other supplies required for the medical treatment of victims, this publication also provides guidelines for managing these supplies during emergencies when no preparedness plans are in pla...

$8.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $8.00 Elsewhere - additional details

Out of print

Mental Health Services in Disasters: Instructor's Guide


Order code: OP 131
Mental Health Services in Disasters: Instructor's Guide , is composed of a noteworthy summary of the most updated knowledge in this field, in a world in which the effects from natural disasters are increasingly more dramatic - be they hurricanes,...

$18.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $25.00 Elsewhere - additional details

Out of print

Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers


Order code: OP 130
Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers, is composed of a noteworthy summary of the most updated knowledge in this field, in a world in which the effects from natural disasters are increasingly more dramatic - be they hurri...

$18.00 Latin America and the Caribbean / $25.00 Elsewhere - additional details

Out of print

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