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Public Health Humanitarian Responses to Natural Disasters (Hardcover) (Emily Ying Yang Chan)
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This book aims at making lessons learnt from previous disasters available and comprehensible to students of disaster medicine, disaster public health and humanitarian studies. Readers will gain insight and theoretical understanding of the public health issues related to disaster and medical humanitarian response and be empowered personally and professionally to take necessary actions in the individual, community and national levels to reduce the health risk posed by the increasing frequency and intensity of disaster.
Unlike other disaster-and-health textbooks in the market that have a strong focus on clinical management of victims and require technical knowledge from readers, "Public Health Principles in Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response" takes a step-by-step approach to deliver a wide array of public health theories in relation to disasters for readers from both medical non-medical backgrounds. This book is comprehensive in its coverage of relevant topics in disaster public health with a unique focus on Asia.