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dc.description.abstractThis manual intends to facilitate the work of communication specialists who are members of the PAHO/WHO Regional Disaster Response Team as well as for those working in the health sector in general. The manual provides recommendations on dealing with the context and conditions where information is needed, guidelines on producing reports and distributing information for different audiences, how to manage communication media, and planning the work of communication during emergency response. Effective communication and information management are obviously critical to the overall process of managing and reducing the risks of disaster. For practical reasons, this manual focuses on communication and information management during emergency preparedness and response phases. It serves as a complement to documents, guidelines, and courses made available by PAHO/WHO and other organizations on communicating risk management.en_US
dc.subjectDisaster Planningen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subjectPrevention and Mitigationen_US
dc.subjectSocial Communication in Emergenciesen_US
dc.subjectEquipment and Supplies, Disastersen_US
dc.titleInformation management and communication in emergencies and disasters: manual for disaster response teamsen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.publisher.countryUnited Statesen_US
paho.publisher.cityWashington, D.C.en_US

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