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close this bookGuidelines for Assessing Disaster Preparedness in the Health Sector (PAHO)
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Open this folder and view contents3. Health disaster preparedness program
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Pan American Health Organization
Regional Office of the
World Health Organization

This publication is also available in Spanish with the title "Guías pare la evaluación de los preparativos pare desastres en el sector de la salud."

© Pan American Health Organization, 1995

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Cover photo: Mass casualty simulations, as in the city-wide drill pictured, strengthen cooperation among institutions and individuals who respond in an emergency. (Photo: J. Vizcarra, PAHO/WHO)