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  1. Disaster Epidemiology Lessons From Bam Earthquake Dec 26, 2003 Iran Part 2: Health and economical status of Bam before the earthquake A. Ardalan MD, MPH, PhD student in Epidemiology 1

  2. Learning objectives: • To view the economical status of Bam before the earthquake • To understand the health status of Bam before the earthquake 2

  3. Geographic location of Bam • The Southeast of Kerman province, on the outskirts of the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Southeast • Iran. • Distance from other cities: • 220 Kmfrom the city of Kerman • 1,283 Kmfrom Tehran 3

  4. Demography of Bam district before the earthquake • Total population: 240,000 • Urban population: 40.4% • Rural population: 59.6% 4

  5. Economical status of Bam before the earthquake • Direct employment in agricultural sector: 25% • Most date farmers were small holders, and as such vulnerable in socio-economic terms. 5

  6. Economical status of Kerman province • Unemployment rate: 25% • Population lived below the universal poverty line: 10% 6

  7. Citadel of Bam and economy • The city of Bam is famous for its ancient architecture. • Bam’s 2500 year-old ancient citadel drew in about 15,000 foreign tourists last year and as many as three times the number of Iranian tourists. 7

  8. Some Health Indicators ofKerman province compared with National level 8

  9. Some Health Indicators ofKerman province compared with National level (Non- communicable diseases) 9

  10. Some Health Indicators ofKerman province compared with National level (Infectious diseases) 10

  11. Endemic and Epidemic Diseases • The most endemic diseases: • Malaria • Cutaneousleishmaniasis • Recently epidemics: • Typhoid fever • Cholera 11

  12. Health care services of Bam before the earthquake 12

  13. References: 13