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

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7-Purpose of assessment

The purpose of this rapid health assessment is to:


- describe the type, magnitude, and possible evolution of the displacement;

- assess the health and nutritional impact of the displacement on the displaced and host
populations;

- initiate a health and nutrition surveillance system;

- assess the adequacy of existing response capacity and the immediate additional needs; and

- recommend priority actions for rapid response.

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