How Global Solutions are Failing Local Communities

Disasters and emergencies became a part of communities around the world. Local communities or existing infrastructures are not designed and framed to withstand the consequences of emergencies that are happening presently around the world. The extended shortcomings to support the post-disaster phases and rehabilitation in communities breaks down the expectations and hopes of sustainable growth…

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India needs to urgently address the disaster-climate-health nexus

Building community resilience calls for understanding how systemic risks influence policy outcomes and why existential gaps need to be plugged to tackle the nexus of public health consequences – extreme weather events and natural disasters. The pandemic has exposed the fault-line threadbare which imposes new questions and also calls for an amendment to the Disaster…

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Malnutrition an existing global health threat since decades.

Malnutrition is a condition, where deficient or excess nutrient intake or imbalance of required micronutrients is on daily recommendations. The double burden of malnutrition (DBM) concept first emerged in the year,1992 at the International Conference on Nutrition (ICN) conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization…

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Road Safety – Follow traffic rules, save your future.

Road safety is termed as the prevention and protection of road accidents by using all the safety measures to ensure the safety of the population. Road safety also includes good and safest road. The road safety measures are for all the road users such as Pedestrians, Wagons, bicycles, motor vehicles and other transport vehicle users.…

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Mass-screening as an alternative way of quarantine in Iran during COVID-19 pandemic

Corresponding Author: Dr. Fatemeh RezaeiEmail: f.rezaei.pro@gmail.com Adopting effective coping strategies in a worsening crisis situation require authorities to identify, assess, and plan immediately the situation. The challenge we are currently facing in Iran is COVID-19, which has received widespread attention due to the rising number of death and illnesses in the community. The Iranian government…

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Cultural diversity in the health sector & implications

Some countries due to their special cultural and social context have more cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity than other parts. Societies like India, Iran, and other neighboring countries may have such variations or differences more than other countries. Of course, it cannot be said that other countries are exempted from this, while today most countries…

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India’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) needs a SOP disruption

Stakeholders & practitioners of disaster risk reduction have practiced and approached disaster from a lens of a Standard Operating Protocol with limited cross sectoral convergence. Unfortunately, whether we like it or no, planetary outcomes and nature’s approach to weather events have no protocols. Thus, we need to approach a post disaster scenario from a perspective…

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South Asia needs an urgent policy on health & climate action

Enduring peace and shared resilience are a collective desire of the people living in South Asia. But South Asia continues to face cascading risks and challenges at multiple fronts which calls for an inclusive policy that puts health and climate action at the center of progress. Health systems vulnerability & preparedness to practice medicine with…

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Community-based interventions needed to improve public mental health:

Public mental health is a major concern nowadays. Mental health has a direct impact on the quality of life of an individual. Recent reports of mental health say that 1 in every 8 people in the world lives with a mental disorder. Inequities in social determinants of health are the considerable cause of this public…

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Flooding in Assam is a classic example of urgent climate action

Recently, we all have gone through a heart breaking news about Assam flood, which is one of the biggest disaster happened in our country. Since Assam is a flood prone state, the impact of the disaster was critical. According to Central Water Comission’s bulletin, 28 districs were suffered from flooding. The rivers Brahmaputra, Beki, Kopili,…

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