COPING WITH NATURAL DISASTERS: THE ROLE OF LOCAL HEALTH PERSONNEL AND THE COMMUNITY

( By A Working Guide (WHO - OMS, 1989) )

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Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction. An active role for communities and their health personnel
  4. Introduction. An active role for communities and their health personnel
  5. PART I. The disaster
  6. Chapter 1. Community rescue operations Fear
  7. Chapter 1.Panic
  8. Chapter 1.Rescue operations
  9. Chapter 1.Reception at the health centre or hospital
  10. Chapter 2. The tasks of the local health personnel Organizing the health centre or hospital to meet the emergency
  11. Chapter 2.Triage
  12. Chapter 2.Emergency care
  13. PART II. The aftermath
  14. Chapter 3. Action by the community The coordination committee
  15. Chapter 3.Assessment of requirements
  16. Chapter 3.Outside assistance
  17. Chapter 3.Coordination of groups from outside
  18. Chapter 3.Family groupings
  19. Chapter 3.Temporary shelter and sanitation
  20. Displaced persons
  21. Chapter 3.Monitoring food supplies
  22. Chapter 3.Food distribution
  23. Chapter 3.Dealing with the dead
  24. Chapter 3.Dealing with animals
  25. Chapter 3.Post-disaster development
  26. Chapter 4. Action by the local health personnel Post-disaster health problems and the organization of the local health personnel
  27. Chapter 4.Monitoring the community’s health status
  28. Chapter 4.Vaccinations
  29. Chapter 4.Nutrition
  30. Chapter 4.Health education and sanitation
  31. Chapter 4.Mental health
  32. Chapter 4.Vulnerable groups
  33. Chapter 4.Periodic reports by the local health personnel
  34. PART III. Preventing and alleviating the consequences of disasters
  35. Chapter 5. Action by the community Analysis of past experience
  36. Chapter 5.Information on disasters
  37. Chapter 5.Some information on natural disasters
  38. Chapter 5.Knowledge of the risks and the resources
  39. Chapter 5.Evacuation of the population
  40. Chapter 5.Twinning
  41. Chapter 5.Exercises and activities to promote community preparedness
  42. Chapter 5.Basic education
  43. Chapter 6. Action by the local health personnel Essential professional qualities of local health personnel for coping with disasters
  44. Chapter 6.Improving certain professional skills
  45. Chapter 6.Preparation of the health centre or hospital
  46. Chapter 6.The training of voluntary health workers
  47. Chapter 6.Preparedness activities for the population
  48. Annex 1. Diseases to be monitored when people are housed in temporary shelters
  49. Annex 2. Specimen record card for use by person in charge of family grouping in preparing health report in collaboration with local health personnel
  50. Annex 3. Nutrition Recommended daily energy and protein intakes for healthy individuals1
  51. Annex 3.Weight-for-height1
  52. Annex 3.Arm-circumference-for-height, young children (both sexes)1, 2
  53. Annex 3.Indicators of likely need for a supplementary feeding programme (SFP)1
  54. Annex 4. What to do in an earthquake
  55. Annex 5. Mercalli scale of earthquake intensities (MS)1
  56. Annex 6. Community risk maps
  57. Annex 7. The signs of danger in disaster-damaged buildings
  58. Annex 8. Resource maps
  59. Annex 9. Medical equipment of the health centre or hospital for coping with a disaster
  60. Annex 10. Outline schedules for self-evaluation in the event of disaster
  61. Annex 11. The League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (LORCS)
  62. Annex 12. A short reading list for local health personnel1
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