Disaster response and prepardness: invited editorial

Leggat, Peter A., Hodge, Jonathan V., and Aitken, Peter (2005) Disaster response and prepardness: invited editorial. Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 6 (2). pp. 17-18.

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Recent world events have increased public awareness about the need to prepare for disasters. While it is important to realise that catastrophic disasters have occurred hroughout time, the number of natural disasters and the total number of people affected globally has been increasing, particularly in the past 50 years. It is also worth noting that developing countries, often in the topics, are unfortunately over represented. Today, underlying causes of disasters include natural phenomena, technological catastrophes, terrorist incidents and sociopolitical crises referred to as complex humanitarian emergencies.

Item ID: 10051
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1448-4706
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 01:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 100%
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