Dr Melissa McCann

Dr Melissa McCann

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Session title

Big issues disaster management
Presenting with Toni Simmons & Andrew Neil

When

Sunday 2 September  |  View program for more details

Abstract

Natural and manmade disasters often result in the break-down of social system and services with pronounced effects on human development and economy. They also cause ill-health and deaths either directly or through the disruption of health systems, leaving the affected communities without access to healthcare in times of emergency. In northern Queensland we are annually exposed to the impact of cyclone and floods during the summer months that can adversely impact residents and visitor to the region. This session explores specific responses to the 2017 Cyclone Debbie event and the systems in place to prepare and respond to emergencies.

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