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A systematic literature review of the quality of evidence for injury and rehabilitation interventions in humanitarian crises

SMITH, James
et al
July 2015

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This review assessed the quality of evidence that informs injury and physical rehabilitation interventions in humanitarian crises. Peer-reviewed and grey literature sources were assessed in a systematic manner and 46 articles met the inclusion criteria. The article concludes that while there is now a greater emphasis on research in this sector, the volume of evidence remains inadequate given the growing number of humanitarian programmes worldwide. Further research is needed to ensure a greater breadth and depth of understanding of the most appropriate interventions in different settings

 

International Journal of Public Health, Vol 60

Evolution of victim assistance within Handicap International

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
April 2013

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"This Viewpoints piece describes the development and elaboration of victim assistance within HI. It highlights, in particular, the interplay between programming, research, and policy development. Drawing on examples from South Sudan and Libya, the reflection also describes how HI has integrated its approach by incorporating survivors of gun violence into existing victim assistance and disability projects, and increasingly focuses on injury prevention"
Viewpoint Series, No 2

Improved and standardized method for assessing years lived with disability after injury

HAAGSMA, JA
et al
2012

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"This article presents the results of study that aimed to develop a standardized method for calculating years lived with disability (YLD) after injury. The method developed consists of obtaining data on injury cases seen in emergency departments as well as injury-related hospital admissions, using the EUROCOST system to link the injury cases to disability information and employing empirical data to describe functional outcomes in injured patients. The novel method for calculating YLD after injury can be applied in different settings, overcomes some limitations of the method used to calculate the global burden of disease, and allows more accurate estimates of the population burden of injury"
Bull World Health Organ, 90

Child landmine survivors : an inclusive approach to policy and practice

SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION
2000

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This document, the second working paper from the Working Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement, addresses the situation of children who are affected by landmines. It explains the major injuries caused by landmines, the psychological effect, the vulnerability of injured children, the international legislation concerning landmines and the importance of community-based programmes for the rehabilitation of affected children

Surviving gun violence project e-resources

SURVIVING GUN VIOLENCE PROJECT (SGVP)

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A resource containing online articles, studies, reports and book references across a range of topics relevant to surviving armed violence including  trauma, development, disability, human rights, mental health, gun control, gender, research methods and ethics, rehabilitation, social protection and livelihoods.  The resources are featured according to country/region, topic and year, and the following general topic areas: armed violence, gender, injury & rehabilitation, livelihoods & caregiving, and victims & perpetrators

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