Although many emergencies and disasters are often unpredictable, much can be done to reduce their health impact by reducing the risks and by strengthening the response capacity of communities at risk.
Population growth, expansion into previously uninhabited areas, and environmental degradation have all increased the exposure of most countries to natural hazards including cyclonic storms, floods and famine, while exposure to hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis is ever-present in many regions of the world.
To build capacity of the health care team – To train in the health care of children up to 12, with special focus on children under 5 years of age, in disaster situations.
- concepts in disaster management
- Public health impact in general: prevalence rate, incidence rate, crude mortality rate, crude fatality rate
- Public health impact in children: immediate (death, injury, mental health), medium (common illnesses, mental health), long term (nutrition, communicable diseases, disability and mental health)
- Trauma and injury
- Mass casualty management: pre-hospital, hospital and triage.
- Search and rescue, evacuation and first aid
- Immediate Medical Response:
- Threat of communicable diseases
- Outbreak, epidemic, endemic, pandemic.
- Early warning of diseases
- Mental health
- Risk factors
- Infant and young child feeding
- Children with special needs
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