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Guidance Note on Health Disaster Risk Management with Indigenous Peoples

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), (2019)

For centuries, indigenous peoples around the world have used their traditional knowledge to prepare for, cope with and survive disasters. Their methods and practices originated within their communities and have been maintained and passed down over generations. Until recently, policy makers have largely ignored this vast body of knowledge, in favor of ‘Western’ science and technologybased methods of disaster risk reduction and response. Today, however, many of these traditional practices are considered important and necessary contributions to the conservation of biodiversity and environmental sustainability. Yet at the same time, this knowledge is under constant threat of being eroded or lost, making these communities more vulnerable...

Controlar el estrés sobre el terreno.

Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja, (2004)

La presente publicación ha sido concebida como manual de carácter práctico. Los diferentes tipos de estrés experimentados por los delegados se describen junto con los síntomas asociados. Se pone de relieve la importancia de identificar y conocer los recursos personales, del equipo y de la organización.

Facilitating inclusion in disaster preparedness: A practical guide for CBOs

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Give2Asia, (2018)

In disaster preparedness, the participation of women, children, older people, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and other minority groups and sectors is important because they are the most vulnerable against disasters. Inclusive disaster preparedness provides technical and logical frameworks that assimilate the most vulnerable sectors in a community and enhances their capacity against future disasters.

Managing epidemics

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

Key facts about major deadly diseases.This manual provides concise and up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats, and tips on how to respond to each of them. You can download an interactive version directly at the website

Vietnam: Disaster Management Reference Handbook

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, (2015)

The National Strategy for Natural Disaster, Prevention, Response and Mitigation to 2020, which outlines Vietnam’s main disaster risk management objectives and the National Target Program (NTP) form the overarching policy framework for disaster risk management and climate change adaption activities. The CCFSC’s main mandate is to translate this strategy into action. Other decrees and laws are also complementary. The Government of Vietnam has prioritized disaster preparedness, recognizing that the most cost-effective measures to mitigate flood related disasters are often non-structural. These measures include flood mapping, river flood warning systems, television-based disaster information and warning systems, training at all government and grassroots levels on disaster preparedness, and reforestation of certain areas. Land use and development have also been addressed through government regulations.

A Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

The Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness is a unifying framework which identifies the principles and elements of effective country health emergency preparedness. It adopts the major lessons of previous initiatives and lays out the planning and implementation process by which countries can determine their priorities and develop or strengthen their operational capacities. The framework capitalizes on the strengths of current initiatives and pushes for more integrated action at a time when there is both increased political will and increased funding available to support preparedness efforts.

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