3.6. Health ministries’ role in reconstruction

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3.6.1.Organization of the ministry of health and its incorporation in the PDNA process and in reconstruction planning

3 6 1 organizacionWhen a country is affected by a disaster, the ministry of health should, from the beginning, take a very active role on reconstruction committees or councils. The definition of needs should be solidly based on the assessment of damage, losses, and the strategic approach that health authorities wish to promote to recover and improve physical infrastructure, equipment, and the operation of services affected by the disaster.