Disasters, emergencies and terrorism

Fitzgerald, Gerry, Franklin, Richard, and Leggat, Peter (2019) Disasters, emergencies and terrorism. In: Fleming, Marie Louise, Parker, Elizabeth, and Correa-Velez, Ignacio, (eds.) Introduction to Public Health. Elsevier, Chatswood, pp. 212-232.

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[Extract] Each year, there are over 300 major disaster events worldwide, resulting in an average of 68,302 deaths, 210 million people affected and over US$150 million in damage (Centre for Research into the Epidemiology of Disasters [CRED] 2018). Effective disaster management can reduce the health consequences of both natural and man-made disasters. As public health practitioners, you will be often placed in a position to help plan and prepare for disasters, to respond to them, and to assist the community to recover from such an event. In particular, the community's response to outbreaks of disease is often led by public health practitioners in terms of preparation and response, and providing aid to community recovery.

Item ID: 58097
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7295-4305-7
Copyright Information: © Elsevier 2019
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 02:15
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 @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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