WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management
As the world and its population face ever-increasing challenges from emergencies and disasters of all kinds, policymakers, practitioners and community actors involved in health emergency and disaster risk management need to be able to access, understand and use the most relevant evidence in order to guide action. Linking to the WHO Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Framework, the WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health and Disaster Risk Management was led by the WHO Kobe Centre, with contributions from over 160 authors from across the world is published on line today.
It outlines how to identify and understand the problem; offers ideas on how to determine the scope of your study; it addresses the issues of study design; and provides examples of special topics to demonstrate research processes and benefits. It also provides a guide of how to become a researcher. The book describes a wide variety of studies that can answer quantitative and qualitative questions in different settings, with specific emphasis on health-related disasters. Take a read today!
WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 11th September
RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN THE EUROPEAN REGION Joint statement – Towards a consensus on safe schooling in the WHO European Region during the COVID-19 pandemic
ECHO Daily report: Algeria Floods – 9th September
Death toll from Bangladesh mosque AC explosion rises to 27
10 dead, 12 missing as boat capsizes on Gumai river in Bangladesh's Netrokona district
Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greek camp leaving 13,000 without shelter
Lightning kills a dozen people across Jharkhand
Typhoon Haishen hammers southern Japan with high winds and power outages
Large fire erupts in Beirut port area, a month after massive blast
Marble quarry collapse in remote Pakistan kills at least 17
Widespread floods affect 2.5 million people, over 1 million acres of crops in Sindh, Pakistan
Senegal's capital Dakar gets year's worth of rain in 1 night
Typhoon Haishen batters South Korea after slamming Japan
Emergency services called to 28 incidents in Majorca
Sudan declares 3-month state of emergency over deadly floods
Hoo fire: 'Huge explosion' as fire rages at industrial unit
Winchester school bus bridge crash leaves children injured
Newcastle University students' data held to ransom by cyber criminals
United States of America
Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers
NASA Downslope Winds Fan Western Fires
2 million acres burned by wildfires in California, surpassing all-time record set in 2018
500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.
Strong winds hit Utah, sparking power outages and school closures
Significantly colder temperatures are setting the stage for the first heavy snow of the 2020 - 2021 winter season, U.S.
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