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Evidence Based Health Care is needed more than ever


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The following was published as ‘Cochrane Gem’ in the National Electronic Library for Health in the UK in early January 2005, after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 (called “Boxing Day” in the UK). It laid some of the foundations for …

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New research in overall support of the Evidence [Aid]

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Author: Steph Macdonald, Open Pharma (Oxford PharmaGenesis)
Humanitarians working in crisis zones need real-time access to evidence. A recent study from McMaster University in Canada explored the effectiveness of Evidence Aid’s resource collections on critical decision-making.
In times of crisis, healthcare professionals, humanitarian actors and policy makers …

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COVID-19: A Call for Science-Informed Management

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Author: Prof. Dr. Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM, FAEMS (EMS Medical Director, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency)
An obscure article[i] in the South China Morning Post about a cluster of cases of “pneumonia of unknown origin” that was linked to a …

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How worried should we be about the Novel Coronavirus?

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Authored by Seiji Yamada, MD, MPH and Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, PhD (Hon.), DTM, FAAP, FACEP
As we watch the numbers of cases in China of the Novel Coronavirus [as of Feb 11, renamed “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2),” while the …

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Including people with disabilities and older people in gender-based violence programming: How do we move towards action and outcomes in humanitarian response?


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Authors: Emma Pearce – Gender & Inclusion Consultant; Sophie Van Eetvelt – Innovation Manager, Elrha; Mendy Marsh – Co-founder & Executive Director, VOICE
Global commitments to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) from the earliest stages of a humanitarian crisis require tangible changes to the …

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What is research in humanitarian crises and do ethical research principles apply?

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Authored by: Rebecca Barber
I recently attended a conference on ethical research in humanitarian crises, organized by the Post Research Ethics Analysis (PREA) project and Ohio State University’s Center for Bioethics.  There was a rich array of presentations from across the world, …

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Ebola and evidence: Five years on

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Ebola and evidence: Five years on – Launch of the Ebola Collection 
Authored by: Hannah Hafezi
On March 23rd 2014, the Ministry of Health in Guinea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an Ebola outbreak in the South-eastern region of …

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Speed up your qualitative analysis with Data Stripping Sheets

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Speed up your qualitative analysis with Data Stripping Sheets
Author: Tom Wein
Download the Data Stripping Sheet tool here.
All researchers know the feeling: another late night, another tight deadline. It shouldn’t be that way, this time it wasn’t going to be that way, but somehow it is. …

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Launch of new priority area: Oral health for refugees and asylum-seekers

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Authored by: Jan Clarkson, Mary Macdonald, Rebecca Harris, Mark Keboa, Abirami Kirubarajan and Lara Hollmann
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, by the end of 2017, the number of forcibly displaced individuals worldwide had reached over 68.5 million.1 This number has increased …

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The use of evidence synthesis in the humanitarian field

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Authors: Zahra Saad & Tamara Lotfi
The UNHCR has reported that Lebanon’s refugee population increased from just over 250,000 people in early April 2018, to nearly one million by the end of October. Contrast this with the fact that the Lebanese population itself consists of only …

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