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HealthPhone™: Disasters and Emergencies Prevention: Know what to do and protect our families

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http://healthphone.org/ammaji/emergencies-prevention.htm - Prevention: By knowing what to do when emergencies occur, we can better protect our families Produced by: UNICEF, India - Video in हिन्दी - मानक हिन्दी - Mānak Hindī - Hindi Know and understand what to do when disasters and emergencies occur. These videos focus on social and behaviour change communication and are made for individual and small group viewing, learning and discussion. They are designed to be used as interpersonal communication tools by communities and frontline workers in giving out important information to women and caregivers. Key Messages ---------------------- By knowing what to do in emergency situations you can minimize the risk for yourself, your family and your property Early community warning system and evacuation routes for escaping from danger should be well identified and communicated to each and every person in the community be it man, woman or child Preparing a family emergency bag in advance can be life-saving - it should include a torch (flash-light), batteries, candles, matches, radio, water container and first aid kit Discussions and Frequently Asked Questions ------------------------------------------------------------------ Why is it important to know what to do in an emergency? Key Response: No natural emergency/disaster can be predicted. By knowing what to do in emergency situations you can minimize the risk for yourself, your family and your property What items should we have in a family bag? Key Response: A family bag should have: - a torch (flash-light) and batteries - water container - candles and matches - first aid kit - radio How do disasters affect children? Key Response: Children are at an increased risk of disease and malnutrition during emergencies. Measles, diarrhoea and malaria are major causes of child deaths. Access to health services is reduced and food shortages, including access to clean water, are common. Extra effort and attention must be paid to children to ensure they have access to these services Review the process flow when a disaster strikes: - Evacuation -- move people to a safe place - Search and rescue -- report incident to proper authorities as soon as possible - First aid -- provide medical attention to those sick, pregnant women and small children - Supply relief -- provide food, water and sanitation to communities who have been dislocated visit us on-line at http://healthphone.org .