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close this bookInternational Health Relief Assistance - A Guide for Effective Aid (PAHO, 1990, 14 p.)
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View the documentMyths and realities of disasters
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Pan American Health Organization

Contacts

Headquarters

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program
Pan American Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037, U.S.A.
Telephone: (202) 861-4325 Fax: (202) 775-4578
Internet: disaster@paho.org

The Caribbean

Subregional Advisor, Emergency Preparedness Program
Pan American Health Organization
P.O. Box 508
Bridgetown, Barbados
Telephone: (809) 436-6448 Fax: (809) 436-6447
Internet: poncelej@paho.org

Central America

Subregional Advisor
Programa de Preparativos para Casos de Desastre
Organizacianamericana de la Salud
Apartado Postal 3745
San Jos000, Costa Rica
Telephone: (506) 257-2141 Fax: (506) 257-2139
Internet: Dr._Hugo_Prado_at_OPS/COR@cclink.paho.org

South America

Subregional Advisor
Programa de Preparativos para Casos de Desastre
Organizacianamericana de la Salud
Apartado Postal 17-07-8982
Quito, Ecuador
Telephone: (593-2) 46-4629 Fax: (593-2) 46-4630
Internet: Dr._Jorge_Perez_at_OPS/ECU@cclink.paho.org

PAHO's Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program was established in 1977 to enhance the state of preparedness of the health sector and health institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is accomplished through contingency planning, training, public education, and coordination with other sectors. During the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, PAHO/WHO will continue its efforts to strengthen disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness for the health sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pan American Health Organization
Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-Third Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
USA