Tag : disaster management


Mass casualty triage

“The goal of triage is doing the greatest good for the greatest number – it’s not doing everything you can for every patient,” Dr. Usha Periyanayagam explained, in SAI’s second webinar of the semester, on Nov. 19.

Responding to disasters

On Wednesday, October 1, SAI hosted its first webinar of the semester on disaster management with Shawn D’Andrea, MD, MPH.

Symposium highlights ongoing research projects

SAI held its Annual Symposium on April 24 and 25 titled ‘South Asia Regionalism: Workshops on Shared Challenges and the Way Forward.’ The workshops highlighted and showcased ongoing faculty research projects supported by SAI. Topics included mobile technology, disaster response and mental health, urbanism in South Asia, urban water challenges, religion and secularism, and the informal economy.

Symposium Preview: Disasters and Mental Health

What are the best practices in urban disaster planning and response, and how can trauma care be implemented effectively in dense urban settings? This workshop on April 24, 2014, led by Jennifer Leaning of HSPH, will highlight the progress of this initiative, and gather experts in the fields of disaster response and mental health to evaluate the way forward and identify goals for the future of the project.

‘Urban planning and disaster management’ in The News on Sunday

‘Urban planning and disaster management’ an article by Beena Sarwar about the Contemporary South Asian City Conference was published in The News on Sunday. Sarward interviewed Rahul Mehrotra of the Graduate School of Design and Jennifer Leaning of the School of Public Health, to share their experiences at the conference in Karachi.