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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2019, 7(4), 137-142
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-7-4-2
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Response to Public Health Disaster - A Review of Preparedness to Disasters in Liberia

Lydia T. Cassell1 and Ayun Cassell2,

1Department of Public Health, Cuttington University School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Monrovia Liberia

2Department of Surgery, Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Monrovia Liberia

Pub. Date: July 26, 2019

Cite this paper:
Lydia T. Cassell and Ayun Cassell. Response to Public Health Disaster - A Review of Preparedness to Disasters in Liberia. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2019; 7(4):137-142. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-7-4-2

Abstract

Public Health disaster is a challenge worldwide. International consensus views emergencies as barriers to progress on the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Natural disasters, biological disasters, technological disasters and societal disasters have ravaged even the most prepared and developed nations. However, the emergency response is better when a strong public health preparedness system is established. The lack of these modalities in Africa makes disaster management impossible and devastating. Liberia as a developing nation is yet to accomplish a preplanned coordinated response due to the lack of resources, lack of expert and moreover the lack of accountability and quality control.

Keywords:
disaster emergency response preparedness public health

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