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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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HIJAR, Gisely et al. El niño phenomenon and natural disasters: public health interventions for disaster preparedness and response. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.300-310. ISSN 1726-4634.

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, water-borne 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.

Keywords : El Nino-Southern Oscillation; Disasters; Public policy.

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