Pan American Health Organization
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World Health Organization
This publication is also available in Spanish with the title "Gu�as pare la evaluaci�n de los preparativos pare desastres en el sector de la salud."
© Pan American Health Organization, 1995
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Cover photo: Mass casualty simulations, as in the city-wide drill pictured, strengthen cooperation among institutions and individuals who respond in an emergency. (Photo: J. Vizcarra, PAHO/WHO)