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Predictors of depressive symptoms following the Great East Japan earthquake: A prospective…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 161 Author(s): Toru Tsuboya, Jun Aida, Hiroyuki Hikichi, S.V.

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The association between exposure and psychological health in earthquake survivors from the…

In this study, exposure refers to survivors who suffered from life-changing situations, such as personal injuries, the deaths or injury of family members, relatives or friends or the loss of or damage to perso…

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Acceso gratuito a UpToDate en Ecuador – Free access to UpToDate in Ecuador

[English at the bottom] Como una medida de apoyo para todos los cuerpos de emergencia y profesionales de la salud que toman parte de las Read More

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Nepal quake 1 year later: Most of the 2 million left homeless still in temporary or unsafe…

Recovery is still under way in Nepal one year after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 8,700 people and destroyed 750,000 homes. Yet, problems persist as rubble remains and people continue to live in temporary shelters. It is an all-too common situation after a major disaster, and aid groups working in Nepal are concerned

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Recovery Progress Faces Multiple Challenges 1-Year After Earthquakes In Nepal

The Lancet: Nepal’s slow road to recovery, 1 year after the earthquakes “A year after Nepal’s earthquakes, survivors are still living in makeshift shelters in 31 of the country’s 75 districts, which were all affected by the disaster. Poor coordination, slow dispersal of assistance, and a growing conflict in the southern frontier that led to…More

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Concern mounts over Ecuador’s response to earthquake devastation

Even before a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Ecuador on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction estimated to cost between $15 billion and $30 billion to rebuild, the South American country was neck deep in economic woes. Now, concern is rising over the country’s ability to pay for the reconstruction and displacement

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Post-earthquake Nepal: lessons from Fukushima

Buddha Basnyat and colleagues (December, 2015)1 emphasise the opportunity for investments in innovative health care in the earthquake-ravaged districts of Nepal and raise concerns about epidemic outbreaks based on the experience of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Yet, the differing climates of Haiti and Nepal deserve attention; contrary to tropical Haiti, Nepal has five climate zones and winters with temperatures dropping below freezing. This presents a similarity to the climate of Fukushima, which was stricken by the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011.

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Post-earthquake recovery in Nepal

We are grateful to Buddha Basnyat and colleagues (October, 2015),1 for drawing attention to the potential infectious consequences of the devastating April 25 Nepalese earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks. The need to “build back better” is imperative.

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Monitoring Populations by their SIM Cards: Flowminder Predicts Where People…

After a disaster or humanitarian crisis, people often leave affected areas and resettle elsewhere. These population shifts can strain infrastructure and make it difficult to coordinate relief efforts when no one knows exactly where displaced individuals have gone. After the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, more than

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Improved Response to Disasters and Outbreaks by Tracking Population…

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Why you should donate, but maybe not to Japan

Flickr, LiminalMike People want to help. Well, okay, not everyone wants to help. Some people are jerks.

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Haiti cholera outbreak prognosis unclear, and another quake feared

News reports out of Haiti are in a wobbly stage, some reporting that the outbreak of cholera there due to contaminated drinking water is expected to keep getting worse , while others say it’s under control . It’s perhaps evidence of just how much chaos remains in this devastated nation. Meanwhile, scientists are warning of the possibility of further quakes having discovered a previously unknown seismic fault that does not appear to have been relieved by the January 7.0 magnitude quake. One of the scientists and author of the report, Andrew Freed of Purdue University, said: “It’s locked and loaded

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