All articles related to "disasters and conflict":

Professionalizing medical care after disasters

In a large-scale disaster, when tens of thousands of people need medical help quickly, doctors and nurses with limited resources must make on-the-spot decisions about who should receive care and how much. To help health workers navigate these…

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

For immediate release: October 24, 2016 Boston, MA – Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased…

Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters

September 26, 2016 – After a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 killed 8,000 people, injured close to 25,000, and destroyed or damaged 500,000 homes, the international community rushed in to help. Governments and relief organizations…

Rebuilding health care in Nepal

Following last year’s devastating earthquake, a student commits to improving health care in his native country June 1, 2016 -- When Ramu Kharel, MPH ’16, was seven years old, his father won the lottery for an immigrant visa…

This Week in Health: Preparing for disaster

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/263945567" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] May 13, 2016 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from…

Preventive measures key in planning for disasters

Earthquakes or floods can wipe out infrastructure—including health care facilities, when they’re needed more than ever. Given the risks to public health in the wake of a natural disaster, it’s important for health systems to plan ahead, according…