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Experiences of female survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: a mixed-methods study
BackgroundThe conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the deadliest since World War II. Over a decade of fighting amongst an array of armed groups has resulted in extensiveExpand
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Surviving Sexual Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Abstract Since 1996 a deadly conflict has been ongoing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Within this conflict, sexual violence has been inflicted upon women as a strategic weapon of war.Expand
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Post-disaster quality of life among older survivors five years after the Bam earthquake: implications for recovery policy
ABSTRACT Older people are among the most vulnerable in major disasters. In their aftermath, it is crucial to institute efforts that will maintain a high level of elders' quality of life (QoL). ThisExpand
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International emergency medical services: assessment of developing prehospital systems abroad.
Many developing countries are experiencing a greater need for prehospital systems because of urbanization and changing population demographics, leading to greater death rates from trauma and cardiacExpand
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Patterns of sexual violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: reports from survivors presenting to Panzi Hospital in 2006
BackgroundDespite the signing of international peace agreements, a deadly war continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and sexual violence is a prominent modus operandi of many militaryExpand
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Multimodal assessment of the primary healthcare system of Serbia: a model for evaluating post-conflict health systems.
INTRODUCTION Conflicts, social unrest, and disasters can significantly affect the ability of a healthcare system to provide for the needs of its citizens. The collapse of the primary healthcareExpand
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‘If your husband doesn't humiliate you, other people won't’: Gendered attitudes towards sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
More than a decade of fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has resulted in extensive human rights abuses, of which sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is one of the most salientExpand
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Moving from Data Collection to Application: A Systematic Literature Review of Surgical Capacity Assessments and their Applications
BackgroundOver the past decade, assessments of surgical capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have contributed to our understanding of barriers to the delivery of surgical services inExpand
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Emergency medical assistance team response following Taiwan Chi-Chi earthquake.
INTRODUCTION On 21 September, 1999, an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck central Taiwan near the town of Chi-Chi. The event resulted in 2,405 deaths and 11,306 injuries. Ad hocExpand
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Emerging issues and future needs in humanitarian assistance.
During the past two decades, there has been tremendous investment in the ability to intervene in disaster settings, and significant barriers remain to providing appropriate services to populationsExpand
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