Public health humanitarian responses to natural disasters / Emily Ying Yang Chan.

  • Chan, Emily Ying Yang
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About this work


This book aims at making lessons learnt from previous disasters available and comprehensible to students of disaster medicine, disaster public health and humanitarian studies. Readers will gain insight and theoretical understanding of the public health issues related to disaster and medical humanitarian response and be empowered personally and professionally to take necessary actions in the individual, community and national levels to reduce the health risk posed by the increasing frequency and intensity of disaster. Unlike other disaster-and-health textbooks in the market that have a strong focus on clinical management of victims and require technical knowledge from readers, "Public Health Principles in Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response" takes a step-by-step approach to deliver a wide array of public health theories in relation to disasters for readers from both medical non-medical backgrounds. This book is comprehensive in its coverage of relevant topics in disaster public health with a unique focus on Asia.


Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Physical description

xxxiv, 259 pages : black and white illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.


"Earthscan from Routledge."


Key public health concepts of disaster preparedness and response -- Disaster concepts and trends -- General public health impacts of natural disasters -- The specific human health impacts of natural disasters -- When public health and disaster collide: responding to health needs in natural disasters -- Current and likely medical and public health threats and challenges for disaster response in the 21st century -- Resources for disaster response and beyond -- From public health emergency preparedness to resilience -- Conclusion.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Where to find it

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    Medical Collection
    WA295 2017C45p
    Open shelves

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