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Health Data Collection Before, During and After Emergencies and Disasters—The Result of the Kobe Expert Meeting

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Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu 807-8555, Japan
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Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
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UP College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila 1000, Philippines
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WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi 110002, India
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The ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia
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World Health Organization Centre for Health Development, Kobe 651-0073, Japan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(5), 893; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050893
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 3 March 2019 / Accepted: 4 March 2019 / Published: 12 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health-Related Emergency Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM))
In October 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting to identify key research needs, bringing together leading experts from WHO, WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM) Research Network (TPRN), World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and delegates to the Asia Pacific Conference for Disaster Medicine (APCDM) 2018. The meeting identified key research needs in five major research areas for Health-EDRM. One of the five major research areas was “Health data collection during emergency and disaster”. Experts for this research area highlighted WHO Emergency Medical Team Minimum Data Set (EMT MDS), a standardized medical data collection method during and after disasters, as an example of substantial progress, with knowledge gaps and challenges in implementation in some regions and countries (i.e., information collection methodology in medical facilities of affected local areas, seamless and practical connection between acute phase data collection and post-acute phase local surveillance). The discussion on this research area also identified key research needs in standardization of broader health-related data to inform effective Health EDRM (i.e., community vulnerabilities, hospital functional status, infrastructure, lifelines and health workforce). View Full-Text
Keywords: health emergency and disaster risk management (H-EDRM); Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; WHO Thematic Platform for H-EDRM; Emergency Medical Team; Emergency Medical Team Minimum Data Set; epidemiology; Public Health Surveillance health emergency and disaster risk management (H-EDRM); Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; WHO Thematic Platform for H-EDRM; Emergency Medical Team; Emergency Medical Team Minimum Data Set; epidemiology; Public Health Surveillance
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Kubo, T.; Yanasan, A.; Herbosa, T.; Buddh, N.; Fernando, F.; Kayano, R. Health Data Collection Before, During and After Emergencies and Disasters—The Result of the Kobe Expert Meeting. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 893. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050893

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Kubo T, Yanasan A, Herbosa T, Buddh N, Fernando F, Kayano R. Health Data Collection Before, During and After Emergencies and Disasters—The Result of the Kobe Expert Meeting. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(5):893. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050893

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Kubo, Tatsuhiko, Alisa Yanasan, Teodoro Herbosa, Nilesh Buddh, Ferdinal Fernando, and Ryoma Kayano. 2019. "Health Data Collection Before, During and After Emergencies and Disasters—The Result of the Kobe Expert Meeting" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 5: 893. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050893

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