5.2. Damage assessment and needs analysis

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5 2 evaluacion de danos

The purpose of a damage assessment and needs analysis (DANA) process is to describe, as quickly and objectively as possible, the health impact of an adverse event, while considering the response capacity of the sector and ascertaining what additional resources are required to address immediate and future effects.

The DANA supports decision-making and thus save lives and limits the health consequences and socioeconomic losses.

The health authority is responsible for assessing, reporting, and coordinating interventions to protect and recovery of the population’s health.