Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PAHO/WHO publish guidelines for addressing the needs of elders during natural disasters

the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization have recently published Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons in Disaster Situations in the Caribbean: A Contribution to World Health Day 2012 Aging and Health.

This publication offers a series of directives that aid in incorporating into risk management processes and programs the concerns and other questions for consideration at different levels of working with and relating to this group of persons. The goal is to aid them in maintaining the highest possible level of health and functional capacity in emergency and disaster situations.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2012/04/pahowho-publish-guidelines-for-addressing-the-needs-of-elders-during-natural-disasters.html

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