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close this bookHealth Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO)
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Acknowledgments

This publication is the result of valuable contributions by a team of professionals who have made available their knowledge and field experience. An extensive specialized bibliography and familiarity with the health systems in most of the countries of the Region have served as a basis for preparing this manual, which is intended to serve as a guide in the organization of health services in the event of disaster.

We wish to single out the contributions of the following professionals:

Dr. Luis Báez
Faculty Member
J.M. Vargas School of Medicine
Central University
Caracas, Venezuela

Dr. Eddy Gómez
Disaster Expert
Formerly, Ministry of Health
Habana, Cuba

Col. Dr. Roberto Lozano
Chief, Medical Care Division
Central Military Hospital
Bogota, Colombia

Dr. Jorge Castellanos
Health Services Delivery
Pan American Health Organization
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Dr. Miguel Gueri
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Program
Pan American Health Organization
Lima, Peru

Dr. Rodolfo MacDonald
Professor of Surgery
(Medical Director, 1974-1976)
Roosevelt Hospital
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dr. Jorge Muñoz P.
Delegate of the League of Red Cross Societies
San José, Costa Rica

Dr. Augusto Perales
Medical Adviser
Civilian Defense
Lima, Peru

Dr. José Luis Zeballos
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Program
Pan American Health Organization
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.