Javad Babaie

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to identify the indices and frameworks that have been used to assess the performance of communicable disease surveillance (CDS) in response to disasters and other emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks. METHOD In this systematic review, PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, ScienceDirect, ProQuest databases and grey(More)
OBJECTIVE As the cornerstone of any health system, hospitals have a crucial role in response to disasters. Because hospital experiences in disaster response can be instructive, this study examined the challenges of hospital response to the twin earthquakes of 2012 in East Azerbaijan, Iran. METHODS In this qualitative study, the challenges of hospital(More)
INTRODUCTION In disasters, health care providers need to find out the essential needs of the affected populations through Rapid Health Needs Assessment (RHNA). In East Azerbaijan earthquakes, a rapid assessment was performed by the provincial health system. The main purpose of this study was to explore the RHNA challenges. METHODS In this qualitative(More)
Background: A Surveillance System was established for 19 diseases/syndromes in order to prevent and control communicable diseases after 2012 East Azerbaijan earthquakes. This study was conducted to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the established SS. Methods: This study was carried out on an interview-based qualitative study using content(More)
INTRODUCTION Communicable disease management (CDM) is an important component of disaster public health response operations. However, there is a lack of any performance assessment (PA) framework and related indicators for the PA. This study aimed to develop a PA framework and indicators in CDM in disasters. METHODS In this study, a series of methods were(More)
BACKGROUND A Surveillance System was established for 19 diseases/syndromes in order to prevent and control communicable diseases after 2012 East Azerbaijan earthquakes. This study was conducted to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the established SS. METHODS This study was carried out on an interview-based qualitative study using content(More)
OBJECTIVE Following the twin earthquakes on August 11, 2012, in the East Azerbaijan province of Iran, the provincial health center set up a surveillance system to monitor communicable diseases. This study aimed to assess the performance of this surveillance system. METHODS In this quantitative-qualitative study, performance of the communicable diseases(More)
Introduction: The twin earthquakes of eastern Azerbaijan induced considerable devastations of many villages and cities. About 70% of all victims were women and children. The present case report was aimed at describing the lessons learnt from both capabilities and challenges of girls and women after the twin earthquakes of eastern Azerbaijan. Methods: A(More)
1Disaster and Emergency Management Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran 2Department of Disaster Public Health, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran 3Department of Disaster and Emeregncy Health, National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran(More)
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