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Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters

Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters
Source: PLoS Medicine

Summary Points

  • As for any type of health care, decisions about interventions in the context of natural disasters, conflict, and other major healthcare emergencies must be guided by the best possible evidence.
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Management

6.6 earthquake off Vancouver Island shakes coastal residents

A strong earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island shook coastal residents as far away as Metro Vancouver Wednesday evening, thankfully no casualties or major damage were reported to authorities. 21 more words

News

Sora's month in Leyte (Part 1)

It’s been difficult to know how to begin to write about the month I spent volunteering at a makeshift birth center in the town of Dulag on the island of Leyte, ground zero for last November’s super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). 1,016 more words

Families in Ratanakkiri decry forest loss

By Phak Seangly, The Pnhom Penh Post, 24 April 2014

A hundred ethnic Kreng families filed a complaint to the Ratanakkiri provincial authorities yesterday asking them to stop the alleged ongoing clearing of a 500-hectare state forest, which they say a former commune chief illegally sold to land brokers about two years ago. 101 more words

Phnom Penh Post

Talking about Tornadoes 

By Liz Wine

When natural disasters occur, it is normal for children and adults to become anxious. Here are several things you can do to lessen anxiety for yourself and your children… 307 more words

Anxiety

Chile: Was Valparaíso fire a “natural disaster”?

April 20, 2014. Source: Weekly News Update on the Americas

The central Chilean port city of Valparaíso remained under military control as of Apr. 15, three days after forest fires began sweeping into some of the city’s working-class neighborhoods, leaving at least 15 people dead and destroying 2,900 homes. 282 more words

Politics