3. the third element is the immediate resumption or the strengthening of routine public health programs
3. THE THIRD ELEMENT IS THE IMMEDIATE RESUMPTION OR THE
STRENGTHENING OF ROUTINE PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS program; anti-malaria activities
or yellow fever control programs; water quality; food quality; drug quality;
veterinary public health or sanitary inspection can also be considered here.
These programs are designed to protect the health of people in
normal times and to prevent unnecessary disease. In times of disaster, when so
many more influences are threatening their importance is ever greater.
Unfortunately it is often from these programs that personnel is drawn for so
called relief-programs, thereby leaving the public vulnerable. An additional
problem is that many people in these programs do not feel they are fulfilling
essential Jobs in disasterrelief. They are supposed to continue their routine
activities but many want to Join special disaster forces which probably have
more glamour but are less