The Sphere Handbook 2011 edition addresses the impact of demographic changes on the management of non-communicable chronic diseases in emergencies. With the unprecedented growth in the number of older people worldwide – from 7% of people over 60 worldwide in 2004 to 11% in 2011 – the demographic and epidemiological profile of disaster-affected populations has […]
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Mental health is not simply the absence of mental disorders and the absence of mental disablement (i.e. impairments, disabilities and handicaps) but it is also the mental and social well-being of the individual. Over 90% of the youths in the various motor parks are engaged in various drugs usage from Indian hemps to heroin.
We compared the in-hospital outcome of patients admitted for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to a tertiary referral hospital in Eastern Nepal, before (2008) and after (2011) the availability of an invasive cardiology program. In 2008, 153 patients were admitted with ACS.
In the aftermath of the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), there is now an unprecedented opportunity for a renewed call to action on the management of NCDs during and following emergencies (including natural disasters, conflict and non-conflict related emergencies).
In an effort to address chronic diseases in emergencies an emerging NGO, ChronAid, is dedicated to advocating for the inclusion of chronic diseases and related disabilities and dependence in disaster and emergency preparedness and response.
Trauma has become a leading course of hospital admissions in Sri Lanka. An effective pre hospital Emergency Medical System was essential to reduce morbidity, mortality and secondary injuries.