emt 129 iconThailand was the site of the third Global Meeting of Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs), which dealt with setting priorities, developing minimum standards of action in operational terms, possible collaboration with other initiatives, and strengthening EMT capacities at the local, national, and regional levels. Over 500 participants attended the meeting, including 55 from the Region of the Americas.

perspective 129 iconHeat waves mostly kill people already at risk, such as those with acute and chronic illnesses who take medication, but also people who engage in outdoor activities (sports or work), and even children and elderly people who spend time in vehicles or outdoors during the hottest parts of the day.

According to the World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization, a heat wave is defined as an unusually hot period lasting at least three days that impacts human beings and natural systems.

evidenceAid iconThe Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at a critical point in managing the recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) are allocating resources to mitigate the outbreak. A contribution by Evidence Aid provides support in the form of an online resource (www.evidenceaid.org/Ebola) that summarizes and translates evidence from systematic reviews of current practices and interventions related to this viral disease.