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School and preparedness officials' perspectives on social distancing practices to reduce influenza transmission during a pandemic
The objective of this qualitative study was to explore the perspectives of school and preparedness officials on the feasibility of implementing a range of social distancing practices to reduce influenza transmission during a pandemic. In the summer of 2017, 36 focus groups were conducted by teleconference and webinar lasting...
The Trial Guidance Methodology (TGM) is a practical guide and approach to help crisis response organisations follow a structured approach to understanding to what extent socio-technical solutions (such as an app for managing volunteers, a Common Operational Picture (COP) tool or a new training method) can be innovative. The TGM, with the TGM Wheel,...
Water and energy in California: planning for a sustainable future under political and climatic change
This study provides insights on how California policy-makers can hit ambitious climate targets, in a future where water is more scarce and weather more extreme.
As more countries become affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind vulnerable groups and those already affected by other humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, disasters and climate change placing them in acutely precarious situations.
Packed inside homes on narrow lanes, people in the Himalayan cities facing coronavirus find it virtually impossible to maintain physical distance from each other.
Research describes unprecedent temperatures in Antarctica's summer, and suggests the far-reaching impacts of this changing climate on the rest of the globe.
Bridges built after Japan introduced new design codes in the 1990s survived the 2011 earthquake, but they were not built to cope equally with tsunamis.
It is the invisible preparations before a tsunami strikes that can do the most to reduce the death toll. Preparing communities to respond to disasters is vital.
Uganda's development pathway sees the potential for climate changes to undo substantive developments and has prioritized adaptation and mitigation actions.
The Australian's government's lack of clarity on what falls within the terms of reference of an ‘essential' service has resulted in confusion as the phrase evolves.