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close this bookEmergency Vector Control after Natural Disaster - A Study Guide (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / OrganizaciĆ³n Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), 1982, 98 p.)
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Introduction

How To Get Started

This self-study course is designed to assist those responsible for health to meet the needs of people experiencing a sudden natural disaster. It is designed for health professionals and paraprofessionals and those in training, as well as public health officials. It will also serve as a basic review for entomologists, sanitarians, epidemiologists, and vector control specialists.

This course provides detailed basic information about vector control, and how those principles and procedures can be applied after sudden natural disasters such as destructive storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and sea surges.

The course is based on the scientific publication, Emergency Vector Control after Natural Disaster, published by the Pan American Health Organization, with supplementary materials from numerous other sources.

The procedure of self-study is:

Complete and score the pretest. Do not be disappointed if you had a low score. If you had a high score, you probably do not need this course.

Read the outline of course content, to get a general idea of what is covered in the course.

Read the learning objectives to get a general idea of what you are expected to learn from the course.

Turn to Lesson 1: The General Problem.

· Review the study guide, receive a brief description of the lesson and any special suggestions on how to study.

· Again read the learning objectives.

· Carry out the learning activities listed.

· Complete the self-assessment test at the end of the lesson and score it using the answer key provided. If you have not answered most of the questions correctly, re-study the module.

If you score well on the self-assessment test, proceed to Lesson 2.

Continue to study each lesson, and complete the self-assessment test until you have finished the course of study.

Complete the final examination and disaster development problem and return them for scoring. They will be returned to you.