Fenómeno el niño y desastres naturales: Intervenciones en salud pública para la preparación y respuesta

Translated title of the contribution: El niño phenomenon and natural disasters: Public health interventions for disaster preparedness and response

Gisely Hijar, Catherine Bonilla, Cesar V. Munayco, Ericson L. Gutierrez, Willy Ramos

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Abstract

This article reviews public health interventions for preparedness and response to natural disasters within the context of El Niño phenomenon using systematic reviews and a review of revisions with emphasis on vector-borne diseases, waterborne diseases, malnutrition, heat stress, drought, flood-associated diseases, mental health problems, vulnerability of the physical health-system infrastructure, as well as long-term policies aimed at protecting the populations of these cases. Environmental interventions were identified, including vector control, chemoprophylaxis, immunization, and intradomiciliary water treatment. While these finds are based primarily on systematic reviews, it is necessary to evaluate the benefit of these interventions within the population, according to the context of each region.

Translated title of the contributionEl niño phenomenon and natural disasters: Public health interventions for disaster preparedness and response
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)300-310
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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