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close this bookDisaster Mitigation Guidelines for Hospitals and other Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean (PAHO, 1992, 76 pages)
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close this folderChapter 1: Scope and objectives
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close this folderChapter 2: The nature of natural hazards in commonwealth Caribbean countries
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View the documentGeneral definitions
View the documentEarthquakes
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View the documentHurricanes
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close this folderChapter 3: The critical nature of health care facilities in disaster mitigation
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close this folderChapter 4: Design considerations for natural hazards
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View the documentHurricanes
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close this folderChapter 5: Designing new health care facilities for multiple hazards
View the documentConceptual design
View the documentThe design process
View the documentComparison of design features for multiple hazards
View the documentImplementation guidelines
View the documentImplementation constraints
View the documentProcurement, installation and maintenance of equipment
close this folderChapter 6: Retrofitting of health care facilities for multiple hazards
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View the documentEvaluation of vulnerability
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View the documentAnnex 1: modified Mercalli intensity scale
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View the documentAnnex 3: checklist
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