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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 341-346

Mass casualty incidents and disasters in Nigeria: The need for better management strategies


Department of Surgery,University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P. M. B 1111, Benin City

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I P Ehiawaguan
Department of Surgery,University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P. M. B 1111, Benin City

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to discuss principles involved in disaster management, disasters in Nigeria, examine the current level of preparedness in the country and make recommendations for improvement. METHODS: An overview of various disaster events in the country coupled with review of the literature. RESULT: Fatality figures for disaster in Nigeria are high. CONCLUSION: There is need for a strong political will from government at all levels regarding disaster management in order to mitigate its occurrence and impact.


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