Tag archive for Extreme temperatures

What do we mean by ‘Community Resilience’? A systematic literature review of how it is defined in the literature

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This review paper proposes that “community resilience” is an ambiguous term that is understood differently by different groups.
This conclusion is driven by a systematic review of 80 academic articles that have previously attempted to provide a definition of community resilience. In the review, we …

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Évaluation des performances de la surveillance des maladies transmissibles en cas de catastrophe

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Malgré l’intérêt d’une évaluation des performances pour améliorer la CDS en réponse à des catastrophes, il n’existe pas de référentiels clairs et acceptés. L’utilisation des critères et des indices existants ne fait pas l’objet d’un consensus. Les recommandations du CDC constituent …

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Une revue systématique de la littérature de gestion des cas de catastrophe internationale au lendemain de l’ouragan Katrina

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Comme d’autres  méga-catastrophes telles que l’ouragan Katrina sont susceptibles de se produire à l’avenir, il est clair que de meilleurs liens entre les communautés de gestion des urgences et le travail social international seront nécessaires, non seulement pour améliorer les résultats …

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Rééducation médicale et catastrophes naturelles : un examen systématique

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Il est nécessaire d’intégrer la rééducation médicale dans la planification des réponses et la gestion des catastrophes pour les catastrophes naturelles à venir.  Un meilleur accès à la rééducation, ainsi que l’investissement dans des infrastructures durables et l’éducation es véritablement crucial.
Nous …

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Handicap et rééducation sanitaire dans le contexte de l’aide humanitaire internationale

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Il existe peu de données scientifiques sur l’efficacité des interventions  de rééducation sanitaire suite aux catastrophes naturelles. On sait toutefois que le nombre absolu de blessure ainsi que le ratio des blessures mortelles dans les catastrophes naturelles ont considérablement augmenté au cours …

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Epidemiological characteristics of dengue disease in Latin America and the Caribbean

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All four dengue serotypes regularly circulate Latin America and the Caribbean, sometimes with hyperendemic pattern, resulting in an increase in numbers of outbreaks and populations affected in recent years, and yet under-reporting continues resulting in under-estimation of the burden of disease.
Existing …

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Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders – a systematic review

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There is an increased burden of psychological diseases and injury due to extreme weather events. This finding needs to be incorporated into activities of prevention, preparedness and general health care of those developing countries increasingly experiencing extreme weather events.
Due to …

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A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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As the prospects for more mega-disasters like Hurricane Katrina loom for the future, it is clear that better linkages between the international social work and emergency management communities will be needed, not only to improve disaster recovery outcomes, but also to …

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Secondary Stressors and Extreme Events and Disasters: A Systematic Review of Primary Research from 2010-2011

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The review findings from non-randomised studies published between 2010 and 2011 identified categories of secondary stressors such as economic stressors, health related stressors, loss of physical possessions and resources, health-related stressors, stress relating to education and schooling, stress arising from media …

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Medical rehabilitation in natural disasters: a systematic review

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There is a need to incorporate medical rehabilitation into response planning and disaster management for future natural catastrophes.  Access to rehabilitation and investment in sustainable infrastructure and education is crucial.
An evidence-based overview for effectiveness of medical rehabilitation intervention in natural disaster survivors and …

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