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Older persons in emergencies : an active ageing perspective / World Health Organization.

By: World Health Organization.
Call number: RA564.8 W67 2008 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, c2008Description: iv, 43 p. : ill., charts ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9789241563642 ; 9241563648Subject(s): Emergency Medical Services | Aged | Emergencies | Health Policy | Health Services for the Aged | Older people -- Medical care | Emergency Medical Services | Health planning
Partial contents:
Natural and conflict-related emergencies in an ageing world -- Emergencies and older people : what have we learned? -- Integrating older persons' needs and contributions in emergencies : an active ageing framework -- The policy response -- Conclusion -- Case studies and data sources.
Summary: In collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Help the Aged (UK), the World Health Organization commissioned case studies in 2006-2007 to examine how older persons fared in conflict-related and naturally caused emergencies in both developed and developing countries -- war, drought, heat wave, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, ice storm, wild fires and a nuclear power plant explosion. The report contributes real-life experiences to inform policy and practice makers about the needs and contributions that older people face during emergency and reconstruction phases.--Publisher's description.
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Natural and conflict-related emergencies in an ageing world -- Emergencies and older people : what have we learned? -- Integrating older persons' needs and contributions in emergencies : an active ageing framework -- The policy response -- Conclusion -- Case studies and data sources.

In collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Help the Aged (UK), the World Health Organization commissioned case studies in 2006-2007 to examine how older persons fared in conflict-related and naturally caused emergencies in both developed and developing countries -- war, drought, heat wave, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, ice storm, wild fires and a nuclear power plant explosion. The report contributes real-life experiences to inform policy and practice makers about the needs and contributions that older people face during emergency and reconstruction phases.--Publisher's description.

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