Impact Of Bioterrorism And Natural Disasters

997 Words Jul 5th, 2015 4 Pages
After the effects of a disaster it is imperative to rebuild the community by restoring trust in public health and safety specialists, who look to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, assist communities in recovery, and assure the quality and accessibility of health services for the community. Effective recovery programs, reconstructive efforts, environmental clean-up, and sustained financial support are important topics that arise after dealing with the major aftershock of a disastrous event. Impacts of bioterrorism and natural disasters can greatly affect communities, and the necessity for a complete Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and recovery planning s is critical. Post-Disaster Needs Assessment was established in 2008 among The United Nations, Europe, World Bank (an international financial organization that will provide funds and loans to developing countries for health and safety investment programs), and other universal stakeholders to align disaster recovery efforts. They work collectively to establish a comprehensive framework for guidelines that try to recognize the open use of an all-inclusive recovery system to address short and long-term recovery goals and asses needs for community support of the affected population (United Nations Development Programme, 2015).
The PDNA entails the use of four key factors essential for the recovery effort, health…
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