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close this bookMitigation - Disaster Mitigation Guidelines for Hospitals and other Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / OrganizaciĆ³n Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), 1992, 76 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 1: Scope and objectives
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 2: The nature of natural hazards in commonwealth Caribbean countries
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 3: The critical nature of health care facilities in disaster mitigation
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 4: Design considerations for natural hazards
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 5: Designing new health care facilities for multiple hazards
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 6: Retrofitting of health care facilities for multiple hazards
View the documentAnnex 1: modified Mercalli intensity scale
View the documentAnnex 2: sample form for vulnerability analysis
View the documentAnnex 3: checklist
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View the documentRecommended reading

Recommended reading

1. Federal Emergency Management Agency - "Seismic Considerations: Health Care Facilities". Earthquake Hazards Reduction Series 35 FEMA 150, Washington, D.C. 1987

2. PAHO Scientific Publication No. 443, 1983: "Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster".

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