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28 Jun 2016 description

Abstract

Objective

To determine whether pre-emptive oral cholera vaccination reduces disease severity and mortality in people who develop cholera during an outbreak.

Methods

23 Oct 2015 description

Peter Heudtlass, Niko Speybroeck, Debarati Guha-Sapir

Institut de Recherche Santé et Société (IRSS), Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Summary Points

• Forced migrants are an extremely vulnerable population, but reliable data on all-cause mortality are chronically scarce.

• Almost all available estimates are based on data that are collected by humanitarian organizations and often suffer a lack of precision and potential publication bias.

24 May 2013 description
  • Following a decade of decreasing child mortality, recent surveys report worsening of the situation, particularly in border states

  • Immunisation coverage (MCV) has improved but is still below the recommended level in most states and should remain a priority for aid programming

  • Certain South Sudanese states perform better than others in the provision of health services

07 Sep 2011 description

Introduction

The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) is a Brussels based academic research institution which has been undertaking epidemiological research into international disaster and conflict health for over 30 years. This analysis forms part of a loose series of country analyses produced by CRED staff. Former country analyses have been conducted on Ethiopia, Darfur, Somaliaand and Zimbabwe.