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Special Health Problems of Island Developing and other Specially Disadvantaged Countries

Report of a Meeting of Experts, London, 21–25 January 1980

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This is the report of an expert group, convened to focus on the special health problems of island developing and other specially disadvantaged countries. The members of the expert group were invited to examine the problems and to make recommendations as to how they should most effectively be tackled, by individual governments, by regional groups of countries and by the Commonwealth Secretariat and other agencies, within available resources.



This report includes a list of the conclusions reached, a summary of the discussions, an introductory paper prepared by the Secretariat, papers prepared by participants who led the discussion on particular topics, and other papers contributed by participants.

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Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

The meeting discussed disaster and emergency preparedness in the light of relevant section of the Secretariat's introductory paper (see p.53). This pointed out that the effects of natural disasters on island developing and other specially disadvantaged countries were often severe. The response to emergencies tended to fall below the already limited capacity of such countries to deal with them, because of inadequate planning, lack of coordination of resources and paucity of properly-tabulated information on essential measures relating to health.

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