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Debarati Guha-Sapir
Université catholique de Louvain
Public healthPopulationEnvironmental protectionMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Abdul Baten (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)
#2Pascaline Wallemacq (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 2
Last. Debarati Guha-Sapir (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 23
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OBJECTIVE: Floods are one of the most common types of disasters in Bangladesh and lead to direct and indirect impacts on health. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of floods on Maternal and Newborn Healthcare (MNH) utilization in Bangladesh between the years 2011 and 2014. METHODS: We used variables from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014 data and georeferenced data of floods between 2011 and 2014 from the Emergency Events Database. Multivariate logistic regression was ...
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#1Maria Moitinho de Almeida (Catholic University of Leuven)
#2Benjamin-Samuel Schluter (Catholic University of Leuven)
Last. Mahara Dp (TU: Tribhuvan University)H-Index: 1
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Literature on earthquake impact on hospital admissions is lacking, particularly in low-resource settings. Our aim was to study the pattern of admissions before and after the 2015 earthquake in a tertiary hospital in Nepal. We used routine hospital data from 9,596 admissions, and defined four periods: pre-earthquake (pre-EQ), acute (EQ1), post-acute (EQ2), and post-earthquake (post-EQ). We compared length of hospital stay (LOS) across the study periods using negative binomial regressions. We used...
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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Typhoon Haiyan partially destroyed the Ormoc District Hospital in the Philippines. A field hospital was established to replace its outpatient department for 5 weeks. We investigated the reasons for medical consultation in the field hospital. METHODS: We described the consultations by sex, age, week, and diagnosis according to the Surveillance in Post-Extreme Emergencies and Disasters system. We compared the number and proportion of upper respiratory tract infections ...
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#1Natalie Marie Linton (Hokkaido University)
#2M M Keita (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 1
Last. Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout (Catholic University of Leuven)
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Summary Objective To estimate the time-dependent measles effective reproduction number (Rt) as an indicator of the impact of three outbreak response vaccination (ORV) campaigns on measles transmission during a nationwide outbreak in Guinea. Methods Rt represents the average number of secondary cases generated by a single primary case in a partially immune population during a given time period. Measles Rt was estimated using daily incidence data for 3,952 outbreak-associated measles cases in Guin...
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#1Nima Yaghmaei (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)
#2Debarati Guha-Sapir (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 23
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#1Mustafa Al-Shamsi (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)
#2M. Moitinho de Almeida (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)
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#1J. Gil Cuesta (MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières)H-Index: 1
#2Miguel Trelles (MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières)H-Index: 13
Last. Debarati Guha-Sapir (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 23
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BACKGROUND: In 2015, an earthquake killing 9,000 and injuring 22,000 people hit Nepal. The Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), a reference tertiary hospital, was operational immediately after the earthquake. We studied the profile of earthquake victims admitted in TUTH and assessed what factors could influence hospital length of stay. METHODS: An earthquake victim dataset was created based on patient records, with information on sex, age, date of admission and discharge, diagnosis, an...
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#1Zia Mehrabi (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 5
#2Simon D. Donner (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 26
Last. Navin Ramankutty (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 60
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Abstract In an incredible story of human adaptation, the aggregate global risk of mortality to extreme weather declined by over two orders of magnitude over the past century. Yet the data show that large losses of lives to extreme weather disasters persist in nations typified by poor economic development, weak institutions, and political instability. And currently we are seeing spikes in mortality from extreme heat events in rich nations, including a wave of new reported deaths in Japan, Europe,...
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#1I. Beltran Guzman (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 1
#2J. Gil Cuesta (MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières)H-Index: 1
Last. Debarati Guha-Sapir (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 23
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INTRODUCTION: Delays in arrival and treatment at health facilities lead to negative health outcomes. Individual and external factors could be associated with these delays. This study aimed to assess common factors associated with arrival and treatment delays in the emergency departments (ED) of three hospitals in humanitarian settings. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional study based on routine data collected from three MSF-supported hospitals in Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone. We calcul...
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