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Title: Public health preparedness and response to chemical incidents in Europe : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 22-24 April 2002
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: This Consultation was organized jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS). It was held on 22-24 April 2002, in Copenhagen, as a follow up to the global consultation on chemical incidents, and several other meetings recently organized by the Regional Office on preparedness and response to the deliberate use of chemical or biological agents. The meeting brought together government officials in charge of anti-terrorist activities, country representatives of emergency preparedness units, poison control centres, and epidemiological services, as well as representatives of relevant international organizations such as OECD, UNOCHF, and the European Commission. They assessed the public health preparedness in respect to chemical incidents in Europe, addressed the problems identified, and recommended additional actions needed to allow the countries, WHO and other relevant international organizations and institutions to adequately fulfil their public health role in relation to chemical incidents. The meeting addressed the implementation of global recommendations at the European level, as well as collaboration with other ongoing international initiatives
Description: EUR/02/5039014
23 p.
Subject: Chemical Warfare
Biological Warfare
Disaster Planning
Public Health Administration
Information Systems
Intersectoral cooperation
International Cooperation
Emergency Medical Services
Context: standards
organization and administration
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/02/5039014
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