|Title:||Emergency preparedness and humanitarian action: the research deficit. Eastern Mediterranean Region perspective|
|Abstract:||The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, extending from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east, with a population exceeding 490 million, suffers a large proportion of both natural and manmade disasters. Humanitarian partners in the health sector have played a major role in averting the excessive mortality and morbidity in response to previous emergencies; nevertheless much remains to be done to provide the evidence through rigorous research methods to standardize other essential elements of the health response to humanitarian emergencies. Strengthening of academic institutions, prioritization of research, financial resources and linkages with institutions in the developed world can ameliorate the situation in the Region|
|Keywords:||Health Care Sector|
|Subject:||Emergency Medical Services|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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