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Evaluation and reduction of physical and functional vulnerability: Volume 1: general issues

 

MITIGATION OF DISASTERS IN HEALTH FACILITIES

 

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Regional Office of the

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

1993

INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION

Titles in this series:

Disaster Mitigation Guidelines for Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean

Mitigation of Disasters in Health Facilities: Evaluation and Reduction of Physical and Functional Vulnerability (four volumes):

Volume I. General Issues

Volume II. Administrative Issues

Volume III. Architectural Issues

Volume IV. Engineering Issues

To order books from this series please write to:

Emergency Preparedness Program

PAHO/WHO

525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20037

USA

ISBN 92 75 12099 4

The Pan American Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate, in part or in full, this publication. Applications and enquiries should be addressed to the Emergency Preparedness Program, Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Ó Pan American Health Organization, 1993.

Publications of the Pan American Health Organization enjoy copyright protection in accordance with the provisions of Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights are reserved.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the Pan American Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.

This publication was made possible with the financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (OFDA/AID), and the Overseas Development Administration of the United Kingdom (ODA).