Dispensing Mass Prophylaxis — The Search for the Perfect Solution

Sinan Khan and Anke Richter ABSTRACT: Biological agents can be highly contagious and fatal, requiring a timely response to avoid economic loss, loss of life and large-scale panic. Local mass prophylaxis plans are based on the concept of Points of Dispensing (POD). However, there are various challenges that the local health department (LHD) in large

The Next Meltdown? Responding to a Nuclear Accident in the Developing World

James Higgins ABSTRACT: As the twenty-first century begins, an increasing number of developing nations are aggressively pursuing the use of nuclear power as a source of electricity. Much attention within the international security community has been placed on the growth of reactors within the context of nuclear weapons development and nuclear terrorism. A major accident

The All Needs Approach to Emergency Response

Donald A. Donahue, Stephen O. Cunnion, Carey D. Balaban, and Ken Sochats ABSTRACT: For decades, emergency planners have operated either under an approach termed “all hazards,” focusing on the commonalities of catastrophes, or under scenario-specific planning rubrics that aligned actions with the particular cause of the disaster. While each method has its strengths and advocates,