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

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9-Purpose of assessment

The purpose of a rapid health assessment in a chemical emergency is to:


- confirm the existence of a chemical emergency;

- identify the characteristics of the chemicals involved as well as the source of release and estimate its type, size, location, and distribution;

- determine the population at risk and the impact on health; and

- assess local health response capacity.

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