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close this bookCommunicable Disease Control in Emergencies - A Field Manual (WHO - OMS, 2003, 223 p.)
close this folderCHAPTER 1: RAPID ASSESSMENT
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View the document1.1 OBJECTIVES OF A RAPID ASSESSMENT
View the document1.2 COMPOSITION OF THE TEAM
View the document1.3 METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION
View the document1.4 SURVEY & SAMPLING METHODS
View the document1.5 DATA TO BE COLLECTED
View the document1.6 ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION OF RESULTS

1.2 COMPOSITION OF THE TEAM

The rapid health assessment team should consist of:

· a public health expert/epidemiologist
· a nutritionist
· a logistician/administrative officer
· a water and sanitation/environmental health specialist.

One member must be designated as team leader.

The tasks of the team during this initial phase are to:

· prepare a rapid health assessment checklist
· prepare a timetable of assessment
· assign tasks
· obtain necessary equipment (e.g. computers, scales, laboratory supplies)
· organize visas, transport, vehicles, fuel
· set up a communication system
· inform the local authorities
· inform potential donors and key decision-makers.