Essentials of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance for Health Care Workers
The advancement of technology has brought about dynamic changes throughout the world, as well as new perils that have resulted in natural disasters. Disasters are a common occurrence in communities, and they put a country’s resilience and capacity to cope to the test. With the present global recession brought on by the influenza pandemic and the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, catastrophic chaos is only going to get worse. Human misery will continue to be exacerbated by the catastrophe complex (a tragedy on top of another disaster).
This book is intended to provide health workers with information aimed at detecting early warning signals of catastrophes, as well as preventing and mitigating disasters. The book is the result of the author’s many years of educating medical students at Egerton University. The other has recommended using a catastrophe cycle model to address dangers before a disaster strikes. Being proactive in mitigating dangers before a calamity hits is more cost-effective.
There are chapters in the book. Natural catastrophes, human-caused disasters, and technology disasters form the foundation of the wide category. Every form of calamity is investigated. The eight phases of disaster are divided into eight categories.
Climate change is now a worldwide crisis that has to be declared. Climate change has put several countries on the verge of starvation. New and emerging illnesses are putting further strain on already overcrowded health systems, particularly in poor nations. The author thinks that this book will be beneficial to a variety of health professionals.
David K. Njeru
Department of Clinical Medicine, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya.