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To be used in conjunction with
Pan American Health Organization Scientific Publication No. 430

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Management Center
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This Study Guide is one in a series of five prepared by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Department of Engineering and Applied Science, Disaster Management Center with financial support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

This self-study series is designed to use scientific publications of the Pan American Health Organization as texts for the study of health-related issues in disaster management. Each module of the series includes a PAHO text, a study guide, pretest, self-assessment tests and a final examination.

This Study Guide was prepared for the Disaster Management Center by Ruth Newman, Richard Hansen, John Quigley and Don Schramm.

Legal Notice

This report was prepared by the University of Wisconsin (UW). Neither the UW nor any of its officers or employees makes any warranty, express or limited, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, mark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement by the UW.

Five self-study courses, based on Pan American Health Organization scientific publications, are now available. They are designed to assist in the development of disaster management plans or the improvement of existing plans. These publications and their companion study courses are entitled:

Scientific Publication No. 407
Emergency Health Management after Natural Disaster

Scientific Publication No. 419
Emergency Vector Control after Natural Disaster

Scientific Publication No. 420
Epidemiologic Surveillance after Natural Disaster

Scientific Publication No. 430
Environmental Health Management after Natural Disaster

Scientific Publication No. 443
Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster


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