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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The WHO e-Atlas of disaster risk for the European region


Floods are the most common natural disaster in the WHO European Region, with effects on health ranging from drowning and injuries to infectious diseases and mental health problems. There are many more, however.

WHO Regional Office for Europe has developed an excellent e-Atlas which has just been launched on its public website. It provides maps of the level of risk of five natural types of disasters in Europe. One can see the risk for earthquakes, floods, heat waves, etc, for the whole European region as well as for individual countries.

For all countries of the SEE Health Network this e-Atlas will help, while using, to strengthen the capacities of the health system and their public health preparedness.

Please find the link to the WHO Europe e-Atlas: http://data.euro.who.int/e-atlas/europe/#