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South Asia earthquake and tsunamis

One year after the Tsunami

Health sector recovery on track a year after the Tsunami. For the past year, WHO has worked with affected countries to strengthen the health sector capacity to respond more effectively to potential disasters. Regional meetings were organized, drawing upon the tsunami experience, to support countries in preparing and strengthening health sector preparedness and response plans.

During a recent intercountry meeting on emergency preparedness and response, national authorities and NGOs developed 12 benchmarks for preparedness for countries to address and follow up.

Tsunami retrospective

24 June 2005
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