Health aspects of emergency preparedness and response : report of the regional meeting, Bangkok, 21-23 November 2005
AbstractThe report outlines the discussion and agreements reached at a regional meeting called to identify the gaps in addressing response, preparedness and recovery for health needs of affected and vulnerable populations in Member countries of the SEA Region. Following the response to the Asian Tsunami on December 2004, it became clear that a number of gaps existed in the capacity of Member countries to respond to public health needs during emergencies. The meeting identified some key issues and benchmarks to be addressed in order to successfully establish a disaster preparedness mechanism.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Health aspects of emergency preparedness and response : report of the regional meeting, Bangkok, 21-23 November 2005. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205208