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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization Wck, Symposium, No. 97.1: Earthquakes and People’s Health Vulnerability Reduction, Preparedness and Rehabilitation

By Roman Kintanar, Dr.

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization Wck, Symposium, No. 97.1: Earthquakes and People’s Health Vulnerability Reduction, Preparedness and Rehabilitation  
Author: Roman Kintanar, Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Introduction The International Symposium on Earthquakes and People's Health, held in Kobe from 27 to 30 January 1997, was an important event for duee main reasons. Firstly, the symposium commemorated the second anniversary of the Great Hanshin- Awaji Earthquake which struck the urban areas of Kobe, leaving 6300 people dead, 30 000 injured and 300 000 homeless. Disûxssing as they may be, statistics of human and material loss can never adequately express the extent of sufiering and dismption caused by such disasten which cal1 for the utmost sympathy and support. The amount of casualties and damage caused by earthquakes worldwide has increased markedly over the last decades. Urbanization and modem technology have brought with them many beiefits for our daily lives but they also increase specific risks for people's health and the environment. Such risks must be carefully assessed and taken into account by town planners as urbanization is expected to grow steadily. It is estimated that by the year 2000 half of the world's population will live in urban areas.

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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii ILLUSTRATIONS (COLOUR PHOTOS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii Opening Addresses A . Wojfczak. Direcfor. WHO Cenfre for Health Developmenr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 H Nakajima. Direclor-General. World Heallh Organizalion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 S . T Han. Regional Director. WHO Regional Oflice for the Western Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . 5 T. Kaiharo. Governor. Hyogo Prefecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 K . Sasoyama. Mayor. Kobe Cify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 J Koizumi. Minisfer ofHealth & WeYelfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PART 1 KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The epidemiology of earthquakes: implications for wlnerability reduction. mitigation and relief. E.K. Noji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Seismological forecasting: prospects within the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. R.L. Kinfanar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Health implications of earthquakes: physical and emotional injuries during and after the Northridge earthquake. L.B. Bourque . C Peek.Asa. M. Mahue. L . H Nguyen. K I ShoaJ JF Kraus. B . Werss. D . Davenport. and M Saruwafari . . . . . . 22 An ovemiew of the Earthquake Insurance Programme in Japan. M Miyakawa . . . . . . . . . . 32 Summary: YNagasawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 PART 2 THE CONSEQUENCES OF EARTHQUAKES ON PEOPLE'S HEALTH . 40 Medicaleonsequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Medical consequences of earthquake disasters in Russia. S.F Goncharov . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Acute diseases during and after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. K . Tafemichi . . . . . 48 Long-terni studies of mortality and morbidity folloriing the Armenian earthquake. A K . Melkonian. H . K . Armenian and A.P. Hovanesian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Summary: E Preflo and J Levert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Healthconsequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Long-term effects of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on urbanpublichealth. 'Soto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Mental health condition and mental health care of children after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake -the experience of Nishinomiya City. S . Shirataki. Y. Mafsukawa and H . Kashiwagi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

 

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