El Niño phenomenon and natural disasters: public health interventions for disaster preparedness and response

Authors

  • Gisely Hijar Unidad de Análisis y Generación de Evidencias en Salud Pública. Centro Nacional de Salud Pública. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú
  • Catherine Bonilla Unidad de Análisis y Generación de Evidencias en Salud Pública. Centro Nacional de Salud Pública. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú
  • Cesar V. Munayco Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Bethesda, EE.UU.
  • Ericson L. Gutierrez Unidad de Análisis y Generación de Evidencias en Salud Pública. Centro Nacional de Salud Pública. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de San Martín de Porres. Lima, Perú.
  • Willy Ramos Instituto de Investigaciones Clínicas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.332.2205

Keywords:

El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Disasters, Public policy

Abstract

This article reviews public health interventions for preparedness and response to natural disasters within the context of El Niño phenomenon using systematic reviews and a review of revisions with emphasis on vector-borne diseases, waterborne diseases, malnutrition, heat stress, drought, flood-associated diseases, mental health problems, vulnerability of the physical health-system infrastructure, as well as long-term policies aimed at protecting the populations of these cases. Environmental interventions were identified, including vector control, chemoprophylaxis, immunization, and intradomiciliary water treatment. While these finds are based primarily on systematic reviews, it is necessary to evaluate the benefit of these interventions within the population, according to the context of each region.

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Published

2016-06-02

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Review

How to Cite

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Hijar G, Bonilla C, Munayco CV, Gutierrez EL, Ramos W. El Niño phenomenon and natural disasters: public health interventions for disaster preparedness and response. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Jun. 2 [cited 2024 May 29];33(2):300-1. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2205

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