Nepal orphanage struggling to rebuild after quake
Nepal quake orphan survivor Ishwor Ghimire says "still much to be done" just one year after the Nepal quake. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the response to Nepal’s earthquake strengthened resources for the nation’s most vulnerable women
Language English RASUWA, Nepal – Three days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on 25 April, 2015, forced her to leave her damaged home, Sabina Rimal, age 25, received an unexpected email. It was an email that ended up not only changing her life, but the lives of thousands of women she had yet to meet. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: lscott Source Type: news

Disaster response under One Health in the aftermath of Nepal earthquake, 2015 - Asokan GV, Vanitha A.
Until now, an estimate quotes that 1100 healthcare facilities were damaged and over 100,000 livestock lost in the two earthquakes that occurred in April and May of 2015 in Nepal. Threats of infectious diseases, mostly zoonoses, could affect Nepal's economy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

World Immunization Week in Nepal: An anniversary of remembrance
After the 2015 earthquake, Nepal keeps children safe through immunization. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: immunization [subject], vaccination, immunization [subject], vaccination, immunization [subject], vaccination, measles [subject], Feature [doctype], Nepal [country], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Understanding Vulnerabilities and Strengthening Response: Community-Based Integration of Anti-Trafficking and Human Rights Protections within Post-Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Sindhupalchok District, Nepal, August-December 2015
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 03/14/2016This 27-page report discusses the increased risk of violence, abuse, and trafficking in earthquake-hit areas. Four organizations, Swatantrata Abhiyan, Gramin Mahila Srijanseel Parivar, Free the Slaves Nepal, and the Freedom Fund, carried out research following the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015. The research explored whether frontline workers living in the area could be consulted and trained during the aftermath, and what practical actions they would undertake as a result. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rebuilding Nepal: Youth take the lead in post-earthquake sexual and reproductive health outreach
Language English KATHMANDU VALLEY, Nepal – “I was unaware of the fact that young people have the right to decide freely on matters related to their sexuality and that sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights,” said Barun Kuinkel, age 17, after attending a sexual and reproductive health outreach session led by a peer educator from Y-PEER Nepal. Like 600,000 other Nepalese, Barun’s home was completely destroyed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on 25 April, 2015, and he has been living in a temporary shelter with his family ever since. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: lscott Source Type: news

Bear-inflicted injuries - a report from Nepal - Atreya A, Kanchan T, Nepal S, Acharya J.
Upper Mustang in the Northern Himalayan range of Nepal is the home of brown bears (Ursusarctos). Low-plant biomass as a result of scanty rainfall in Upper Mustang is a reason for habitat overlap of humans and wild animals. Humans who enter into the wild to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Workshop on the Evaluation of HI (Handicap International) Earthquake Preparedness Project in Nepal
Groupe URD (Urgence Réhabilitation Développement). 12/2015This 64-page document describes an external and independent evaluation to look at Handicap International's contribution to the Earthquake Preparedness Project, assess how this project contributed to the response to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, establish how Handicap International Nepal's contingency planning contributed to the response, and make recommendations about how this could be improved. The evaluation was presented at a meeting to exchange the main findings, key recommendations, and key messages for scaling up and duplication for other prone-d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer landslides than expected after 2015 Nepal earthquake
Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake than expected. In addition, no large floods from overflowing glacial lakes occurred after the magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck near the town of Gorkha, Nepal on April 25, 2015. The pattern of where the landslides occurred was unexpected. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'We are looked down upon and rejected socially': a qualitative study on the experiences of trafficking survivors in Nepal - Dahal P, Joshi SK, Swahnberg K.
BACKGROUND: The successful reintegration of sexual trafficking survivors into Nepalese society is challenging. This paper aims to explore the trafficking process, abuses faced during sexual slavery,and the challenges faced by women and girl survivors for s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

On the Ground in Nepal and the Philippines
This post was written in September 2015 by Niki Clark, a member of the American Red Cross’s international communications team who was deployed to Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country in April. I am boarding a plane to Tacloban—a city on the island of Leyte, in the Philippines. It’s one of those small aircraft that you have to walk out on the runway to embark. When I land, just an hour and a half later, I am overwhelmed by the colors, a setting sun on crystal blue waters. The airport is tiny, and we are welcomed by a band of greeters singing in the local dialect. The airpor...
Source: Red Cross Chat - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: Disaster Response International earthquake nepal philippines travel Typhoon Haiyan Source Type: news

Sneezing monkey and walking fish among new species discovered in Himalayas
Species new to science found in the Eastern Himalayas over the past five years include 133 plants, 26 species of fish, 10 new amphibians – and one mammalA monkey which sneezes in the rain and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years.A report on wildlife in Nepal, Bhutan, the far north of Myanmar, southern Tibet and north-eastern India has revealed discoveries in the past five years including 133 plants, 26 species of fish, 10 new amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Wildlife Environment Conservation Nepal Bhutan Myanmar Tibet India South and Central Asia World news Science Zoology Evolution Source Type: news

Agenda setting and framing of gender-based violence in Nepal: how it became a health issue - Colombini M, Mayhew SH, Hawkins B, Bista M, Joshi SK, Schei B, Watts C.
This article draws on the concepts of agenda setting and framing to anal... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Disaster risk profile and existing legal framework of Nepal: floods and landslides - Gaire S, Castro Delgado R, Arcos González P.
Nepal has a complicated geophysical structure that is prone to various kinds of disasters. Nepal ranks the most disaster-prone country in the world and has experienced several natural calamities, causing high property and life losses. Disasters are caused ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Earthquakes Compound Nepal’s Water Worries
Access to clean drinking water remains an issue for many people in Nepal, where two-thirds of the population lives without toilets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Nepal Water Hepatitis Third World and Developing Countries Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day Honors Ebola, Syria And Nepal Health Workers
It’s never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker.  Yet, when it comes to tending to the immediate needs of victims of natural disasters, disease outbreaks and conflict, medical volunteers remain ready to serve on the frontlines, which is why advocates are honoring their work on this year’s World Humanitarian Day.  Over the past decade, attacks on humanitarian workers have steadily increased to the point of breaking a record in 2013. That year, 474 aid workers were affected by such incidents, according to the U.N.  “When aid workers are attacked, they are unable to he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Nepal earthquake was not the 'Big One,' scientists say
Though a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal on April 25, ripping through the mountainous country and killing about 9,000 people, it may not have been the region's "Big One," new research shows. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Experts Fear Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal May Suffer Another Huge Tremor Soon
Another major earthquake in the Himalayan Mountains may be imminent, according to new research that suggests the 7.8-magnitude quake that devastated Nepal in April failed to release all of the region’s seismic energy. For over five centuries, seismic tension has been building beneath the Himalayas as India gradually shifts northward into the continent. In recent decades, a segment of the narrowing fault line between the Indian and Eurasian Plates became locked by friction, intensifying the buildup of energy that culminated in the April 25 earthquake. The good news, scientists say, is that the quake, which left betwee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nashjenkins93 Tags: Uncategorized earthquakes himalayan mountains India Kathmandu Natural Disasters Nepal South Asia Source Type: news

Nepal: children still at risk three months after devastating quake, UNICEF warns
Three months after Nepal's devastating 25 April earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations's Children Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

“Life Changing” Work in Nepal
by Anne Reynolds Anne was deployed as part of a joint American Red Cross/Danish Emergency Relief Unit to help support distribution of cash and relief items following the earthquake in Nepal.  Nepal has always been a place that I wanted to visit, but until now I had never made the trip. Like most Red Crossers, when I saw the devastation following the earthquakes, I felt the strong desire to help. Thankfully, I have the great privilege to make that desire reality as an American Red Cross International Disaster Services Roster Member. (Pictured: Anne with some of the recipients of Red Cross distributions.) I deployed to...
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Niki McMillan Tags: International earthquake nepal nepal red cross Source Type: news

Researchers map out trajectory of April 2015 earthquake in Nepal
Researchers have accurately mapped out the movement of the devastating 7.8-magnitude Nepal earthquake that killed over 9,000 and injured over 23,000 people. Scientists have determined that the earthquake was a rupture consisting of three different stages. The study could help a rapidly growing region understand its future seismic risks. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nepal: Three Months After Earthquakes, MSF Reduces Operations
Field newsNepal: Three Months After Earthquakes, MSF Reduces Operations July 20, 2015 Three months after two earthquakes killed an estimated 8,500 people and injured another 20,000 in Nepal, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reducing its operations.   The international medical humanitarian organization will nonetheless continue monitoring for disease outbreaks in several remaining camps for displaced people and conducting surgical and post-operative support in hospitals where needs have been identified. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Burgeoning burden of non-communicable diseases in Nepal: a scoping review - Mishra SR, Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Khanal V, Kallestrup P.
This study reviews existing evidence on the burden of non-communicable diseases in Nepal using the framework developed by Arksey and O'Malley for scoping reviews. A... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Assessment of the availability of technology for trauma care in Nepal - Shah MT, Bhattarai S, Lamichhane N, Joshi A, LaBarre P, Joshipura M, Mock C.
BACKGROUND: We sought to assess the availability of technology-related equipment for trauma care in Nepal and to identify factors leading to optimal availability as well as deficiencies. We also sought to identify potential solutions addressing the deficit... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Terrawatch: After the earthquake – the monsoon brings landslips
It has been just over two months since the devastating earthquake in Nepal and, for much of the world, the event has faded from memory. But for Nepalese people the nightmare continues and now that the monsoon rains have arrived a new threat looms.Every year landslides are common in Nepal during the monsoon, which usually runs from June to September, but this year is likely to be particuarly bad. Steep hillsides have been seriously destabilised by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in April and its subsequent aftershocks, and it is feared that the heavy rains will trigger multiple landslides from these precarious slopes. Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Geology Science Landslides Nepal earthquake 2015 Environment Natural disasters and extreme weather Source Type: news

Massive damage to Nepal's healthcare services has put millions of quake survivors at risk, UN warns
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned the health of the people who survived Nepal's twin earthquakes could be at risk if regular services are not urgently rebuilt and restored in a country where 80 per cent of health facilities in the 14 most affected districts are damaged. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Only ‘limited window to act’ to assist farmers in Nepal recovering from earthquakes – UN agency
With only 13 per cent of a United Nations emergency agricultural appeal met by donors, Nepal’s farmers trying to recover from this year’s twin earthquakes will not be able to plant rice seeds before the start of the monsoon rains expected in the coming days and replenish livestock, fertilizers, and tools lost in the disaster, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hepatitis E outbreak looms in quake-hit Nepal, deadly for pregnant women
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of pregnant women in Nepal are at risk of dying from hepatitis E, as the onset of the monsoon season could trigger an outbreak of the virus in the earthquake-hit country, experts warned. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak `Very High’ In Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
Survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts. (Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins)
Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins - June 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ In Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
Survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts. (Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins)
Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins - June 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Risk of hepatitis E outbreak 'very high' in earthquake-ravaged Nepal
During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a 'very high' risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experts: Risk of hepatitis E outbreak 'very high' in earthquake-ravaged Nepal
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a 'very high' risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Preparedness explains some differences between Haiti and Nepal's response to earthquake - Auerbach PS.
Paul S Auerbach responded to recent disasters in both countries and reflects on why Nepal saw so many fewer deaths and injuries On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Haiti 25 km from the capital, Port-au-Prince. Between 160 000 and 20... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Clinico-epidemiological study of near-hanging cases - an investigation from Nepal - Atreya A, Kanchan T.
Hanging is one of the commonest methods of suicide. Epidemiological data of near-hanging patients from Nepal is limited. The present research from Nepal attempts to review the clinico-epidemiological profile of near-hanging patients. A retrospective review... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Responding to Natural Disasters: The View From NepalResponding to Natural Disasters: The View From Nepal
The scope of the damage in Nepal following April's earthquakes, and the repeated aftershocks, is extensive. Medscape spoke with a representative from International Medical Corps about the current situation. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital CareEarthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care
Annoyed at a lack of supplies or equipment? Irritated by the demands of computer charting? Read about what nursing and hospitals are like in Nepal, and you might go from grumpy to grateful. Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news

Update: June 2 Helicopter Crash in Nepal
Field newsUpdate: June 2 Helicopter Crash in Nepal June 03, 2015 On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, a helicopter delivering humanitarian aid crashed in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) regrets to confirm the death of three of its staff members in this crash. The team was delivering much-needed medical and humanitarian assistance in Sindhupalchowk district when the accident occurred. MSF extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of our staff, and to those of the pilot of the helicopter, who was also sadly killed. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

A Doctor's Experience in the Nepal Earthquake
The morning after his brother's bachelor party, standing on the fourth floor of his family home, Dr. Arvind Goel, felt the ground move under his feet. "First it was minor vibrations and then it built up in a crescendo and then the couch where my four month old son was lying began to shake." "It was creepy," Goel, 32, continued. "The furniture began to shake, then the light fixtures fell from the wall and then they began to swing like a pendulum. The large screen TV was about to fall." Goel, a practicing nephrologist, was in Katmandu, Nepal, last month for his younger brother's wedding durin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement on June 2 Helicopter Crash in Nepal
Field newsStatement on June 2 Helicopter Crash in Nepal June 02, 2015 On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, a helicopter delivering humanitarian aid crashed in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district. We can confirm that the flight was chartered by Doctors Withtout Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and we are currently working to confirm the identities of the victims of the crash. MSF extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of all of the people who lost their lives in this accident. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

In Nepal, UN rushes to replace quake-damaged healthcare facilities ahead of monsoon
The United Nations health agency is racing critical medical supplies to fourteen of Nepal's most earthquake-affected districts in an effort to restore health services before the onset of monsoon season. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nepal earthquake interview: "People are traumatised. They are afraid"
Interview: Our head of mission explains how the aid was deployed after the second earthquake to hit Nepal. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ben Source Type: news

Gurung Ram Bamadur: An Earthquake Survivor in Nepal
VideoGurung Ram Bamadur: An Earthquake Survivor in Nepal May 27, 2015 When the earthquake struck in Nepal on April 25, Gurung Ram Bamadur lost his flock and three of his fingers were crushed. When he was brought to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, his fingers had to be amputated. He now faces an uncertain future. Read about MSF's response to the earthquake in Nepal. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Sansar Ghale: An Earthquake Survivor in Nepal
VideoSansar Ghale: An Earthquake Survivor in Nepal May 27, 2015 Sansar Ghale has diabetes and high blood pressure. When an earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, his medication was lost. His friends carried him 5 hours to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in critical condition. Read about MSF's response to the earthquake in Nepal. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Evacuating Patients After Nepal Earthquake
VideoEvacuating Patients After Nepal Earthquake May 26, 2015 After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) evacuated by helicopter seriously injured and ill people who had no access to medical care. Footage by Brian Sokol. Read about MSF's response in Nepal. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Nepal: UN health agency marks one month since devastating earthquake as it ramps up aid
Nearly one month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, flattening large swathes of the country’s Kathmandu valley and affecting millions of people, the United Nations health agency is continuing its emergency response aimed at saving lives and addressing the urgent health needs of the Himalayan nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nepal: After Two Earthquakes, Everyone Is Afraid
MSF Head of Mission in Nepal, Ann Taylor, explains how assistance was deployed after the country was struck by the second of two devastating earthquakes. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Seismology. Nepal disaster presages a coming megaquake - Hand E, Pulla P.
Geophysicists studying the rupture mechanics of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal have made a startling discovery: that the quake extended deep into the Himalayas, into a region that many scientists had deemed incapable of explosive tearing. The rup... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Q&A: UCLA search and rescue team doctor back from Nepal quake disaster
Hours after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, Dr. Atilla Uner, a UCLA associate clinical professor of emergency medicine, got the call to assist in a search for survivors as a member of the California-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force USA 2. Deployed by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the team consisted of 52 firefighters and paramedics and six search dogs from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, as well as three civil engineers and two physicians. Uner, who also helped in New Orleans after Hurricane Katr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 21, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Q&A: UCLA search and rescue team doctor back from Nepal quake disaster
Hours after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, Dr. Atilla Uner, a clinical professor of emergency medicine, got the call to assist in a search for survivors as a member of the California-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force USA 2. Deployed by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the team consisted of 52 firefighters and paramedics and six search dogs from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, as well as three civil engineers and two physicians. Uner, who also helped in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, spent 19 d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 21, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news