Public Health Care, Aid and Protection of the Population in Connection with Natural Disasters
Natural disasters are distinguished by their origin, their characteristics, and the extent of their effects. All these factors must be considered in drawing up measures of protection and aid for the stricken population, with the aim of reducing the consequences to a minimum. Modern scientific and technical achievements enable us to reach this aim. Considerable effort is needed, however, particularly with regard to material expenses for environmental sanitation. Priority must be given to the implementation of security measures. Of primary importance here, is overcoming the tendency to underestimate the effects of the disaster and their consequences, including those for public health.
KeywordsNatural Disaster Medical Personnel Scarlet Fever Snow Avalanche Public Health Consequence
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