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The Scientific Basis of Disaster Management

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 December 1992

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Abstract

Discusses the origins of the new science of disaster management, which has evolved during the last decade or so from unorganized, ad hoc disaster assistance. Looks at the development of international aid agencies – the Red Cross, the UNRRA and the WHO. Defines disaster and medicine, and highlights three areas where scientific underpinning has been effective and where the scientific basis of disaster management is being strengthened: the scientific approach; epidemiological advances; training for disaster management.

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Citation

Gunn, S.W.A. (1992), "The Scientific Basis of Disaster Management", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 1 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653569210018672

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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