|International Health Relief Assistance - Recommendations Approved at the Meeting of International Health Relief Assistance in Latin America (PAHO)|
Full use should be made of the clearinghouse function of UNDRO and PAHO/ WHO to inform donors of pledged contributions and determine genuine outstanding health needs.
Taking note of the mandates of UNDRO and PAHO/WHO and the extensive material developed by them; and
Appreciative of the increased coordination which is taking place among agencies before and after disasters in Latin America,
1. The disaster-affected country and the international community, to avoid duplication, make full use of the clearinghouse function of UNDRO and PAHO WHO in order to inform other donors of pledged contributions and determine genuine outstanding health needs.
2. Agencies provide technical cooperation m joint assessment of needs.
3. PAHO/WHO, in cooperation with other donor agencies and experts in the Region, continue establishing technical guidelines for international health assistance in case of disaster and disseminate them to countries/ agencies willing to offer emergency relief.