Deficiencies in disaster funding

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7493.733-b (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:733

Malaria epidemics are predicted in tsunami regions from El Niño conditions

  1. Annemarie ter Veen, research student (Annemarie.terVeen@lshtm.ac.uk),
  2. Menno Bouma, honorary lecturer,
  3. Michel van Herp, epidemiologist,
  4. Kace Keiluhu, assistant medical coordinator,
  5. Budi Subianto, head
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit, London WC1E 7HT
  2. Medical Department, MSF-Belgium, rue Dupre 94, B1090 Brussels, Belgium
  3. MSF-Belgium-Indonesia, Jln Kemang Utara No 32, Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
  4. Health Section, Unicef, PO Box 8318/JKSMP, Jakarta 12083

EDITOR—Walker et al describe the deficiencies in disaster funding.1 The association between the El Niño southern oscillation and health has been documented extensively, and it is now possible to predict these events with increasing accuracy. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concluded in late 2004 that El Niño conditions have …

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