As the world and its population face ever-increasing challenges from emergencies and disasters of all kinds, policymakers, practitioners and community actors involved in health emergency and disaster risk management need to be able to access, understand and use the most relevant evidence in order to guide action. Linking to the WHO Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Framework, the WHO Guidance on Research Methods for Health and Disaster Risk Management was led by the WHO Kobe Centre, with contributions from over 160 authors from across the world is published on line today.
It outlines how to identify and understand the problem; offers ideas on how to determine the scope of your study; it addresses the issues of study design; and provides examples of special topics to demonstrate research processes and benefits. It also provides a guide of how to become a researcher. The book describes a wide variety of studies that can answer quantitative and qualitative questions in different settings, with specific emphasis on health-related disasters. Take a read today!
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