Risk reduction and emergency preparedness: WHO six-year strategy for the health sector and community capacity development
Other TitlesRéduction des risques et préparation aux situations d'urgence : stratégie de l'OMS pour le renforcement des capacités du secteur de la santé et des communautés locales
World Health Organization. (2007). Risk reduction and emergency preparedness: WHO six-year strategy for the health sector and community capacity development. Geneva, World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/43736
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World Health Organization; League of Red Cross Societies (1989)Provides a well-structured collection of facts, advice, and recommended actions that can enable community leaders and health personnel to take control when disaster strikes. While noting that reliance on outside assistance is an inevitable part of disaster management, the book emphasizes the many things communities can do to save lives while awaiting help and guard against the tragedy of inappropriate aid. Information is specific to emergencies caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, gales, tidal waves, and droughts. The ...