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Evidence Aid can help in wake of disasters

As some of the worst winds we have ever experienced hit us, decision-makers need many sources of information.

These should include robust evidence on the potential consequences for health and the interventions, actions and strategies they might use to ease these problems if they are to respond effectively.

One such source is Evidence Aid, which brings together the findings of relevant studies to help people involved in disasters and other humanitarian crises to make the best decisions and choices.

Evidence Aid has compiled such evidence for use when hurricanes and typhoons hit countries thousands of miles away that now seems very relevant here.

A website is available at www.evidenceaid.org/windstorms-resources

PROFESSOR MIKE CLARKE

Director, NI Methodology Hub Queen's University, Belfast

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