|International Health Relief Assistance - Recommendations Approved at the Meeting of International Health Relief Assistance in Latin America (PAHO)|
Abstracts of Recommendations Directed To Member Governments
"to develop plans, and, as necessary, enact legislation, set standards, and take preventive or palliative measures against natural disasters and disseminate these measures throughout the sectors concerned coordinating their action with that taken by the corresponding services of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau".
"to establish a high level multisectoral group to coordinate all relief measures and a continuous program to update emergency plans, train health personnel, and promote research and case studies to improve disaster management".
"to facilitate the Organization's technical cooperation in the immediate aftermath of a disaster by agreements signed prior to the emergency".
"to facilitate the entry of the multidisciplinary team of PAHO experts in the country after a disaster has occurred and, when deemed convenient, adopt, prior to a disaster, the necessary measures".
for "Member Governments who have not done so to establish within the Ministry of Health an emergency preparedness and disaster relief coordination program responsible for continuously updating emergency plans, training health personnel, developing national guidelines and coordinating within and outside the sector".
to "cooperate with the Director in reinforcing the technical
resources available to them for cooperation with other countries in preparing