This handbook is an initiative of the Health Action in Crises Cluster of the WHO Headquarters in Geneva in collaboration with the Emergency and Humanitarian Action Programme of the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Action Programme of the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), the Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme of the Regional Office for Europe (EURO), the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Programme of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of WHO for the Americas (PAHO/AMRO), the Emergency and Humanitarian Action Programme of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO), and the Emergency and Humanitarian Action Programme of the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO).
The original draft was compiled and edited in June 2008 by Giuseppe Annunziata and Ron Ockwell supported by an editorial working group comprising Usman Abdulmumini (AFRO), Sacha Bootsma (EMRO), Rodger Doran (WPRO), Åsa Holmblad (EURO), Qudsia Huda (EMRO), Trine Ladegaard (SEARO), Dana Van Alphen (AMRO/PAHO). Other contributors include David Bradt and Alessandro Loretti. Comments were provided by Jon Carver, Xavier de Radiquez, Richard Garfield, Michelle Gayer, Rob Holden, Erin Kenney, Peter Koopmans, Dominique Legros, Tony Laurence, Dudley McArdle, Altaf Musani, Art Pesigan, Jules Pieters, Heidi Schmidt, Paula Soper, Michel Tomaszek, John Watson, Zita Weise Prinzo, Nevio Zagaria, Stuart Zimble.
The present electronic version was posted on the web in October 2008 and is subject to continuous peer review. Comments will be regularly consolidated by HAC.
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