RAPID HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROTOCOLS FOR EMERGENCIES
( By WHO - OMS, 1999 )

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6-Presenting results

In presenting the results of your assessment, indicate the following information.


Describe briefly the event: site, causes and general effects, date and time of event.


Give an estimate of the area and of the number of people affected.


Give information on:



- number of deaths;
- number and pattern of injuries;
- number of missing persons; and
- number of people displaced or in need of being evacuated.


Describe the extent of the damage and the current state of:



- health facilities and services;
- lifeline systems (water, energy, communications);
- houses; and
- other vital infrastructures (road, bridges, sanitation systems, etc.).


Describe the response operations, under way or planned:



- by the community;
- by the local authorities;
- by the central government;
- byNGOs;
- by international partners;
- distribution of tasks and coordination mechanisms;
- main constraints to the operations; and
- identify other hazards that may compound the emergency.


Give recommendations on:



- geographical areas or population groups of priority concern;
- activities that need to be undertaken immediately or in the short term;
- activities that may be needed at medium term; and
- immediate needs for external assistance such as drugs, other medical supplies, equipment, personnel, expert assistance, logistics and communications, and funding.
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