Disaster Epidemiology Lessons From Bam Earthquake Dec 26, 2003 Iran Part 3 : The nature and main impacts of Bam earthquake. A. Ardalan MD, MPH, PhD student in Epidemiology. 1. Learning objectives :
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Disaster Epidemiology Lessons From Bam Earthquake Dec 26, 2003 Iran
Part 3: The nature and main impacts of Bam earthquake
A. Ardalan MD, MPH, PhD student in Epidemiology
impacts of Bam earthquake
earthquake seems to be limited to a
relatively small area of about 16 km
in radius, the 2,500 years old
historic city of Bam was almost
The Citadel of Bam which was once built up to save the lives of people, could not even save itself.
number of local civil servants
from professional and managerial
staff dead or missed.
beyond repair: 25,000 (85 %)
Number of health facilities
destroyed (nearly 100%):
District Hospitals: 3 Health Houses: 95
Urban Health Centers: 10 Rural Health Centers: 14
The main impacts of Bam earthquake All-major public buildings, including the district governor’s office have been partially or completely damaged.
Electricity and water supply in
the city were also severely affected.
or unusable: 131 (100%)
You might have asked yourself, how come, that such moderate earthquake, can cause such vast devastation. Please follow the lecture.We will find out together!