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The Frequency and Impact of Natural Disasters

Debarati Guha-Sapir, Olivia D’Aoust, Femke Vos, and Philippe Hoyois

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world is facing the impact of natural disasters on human lives and economy on a colossal scale. In 2008, 321 disasters killed 235,816 people, affected 211 million others and cost a total of ... More


Protecting health

John Ashton

in Practising Public Health: An Eyewitness Account

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198743170
eISBN:
9780191803048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743170.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the concept of health protection, defines its scope, and illustrates how health protection may be needed in relation to a wide range of issues with specific examples that the ... More


Practising Public Health: An Eyewitness Account

John Ashton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198743170
eISBN:
9780191803048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743170.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book is based on over 40 years work in public health at a time of unprecedented change and challenge. The emphasis is on the practical aspects of working at different levels of action, very much ... More


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