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Community Emergency Preparedness: A Manual for Managers and Policy-makers

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:497
  1. Francine Lortie-Monette, associate professor, department of epidemiology and biostatistics
  1. University of Western Ontario

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    World Health Organization, £27, pp 147 ISBN: 92 4 154519 4

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    This short manual offers a blueprint to help local, national, or international organisations prepare for community emergencies. The book focuses on the planning process, which is a logical approach when trying to help diverse communities get ready for a broad spectrum of situations. Although the authors use specialised terminology such as “vulnerability reduction” and “emergency preparedness,” the book is consistent with principles of strategic planning that have been validated in other environments. For example, …

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