Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Awarded

Two prestigious Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships awarded to two students Hanifa Sango from Kenya and Chifundo Katanga from Malawi have been awarded Commonwealth Scholarships to allow them to pursue the MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (RCDM), while living…

First Milestone Achieved for the IPPF-Funded Project

First Milestone Achieved for the IPPF-Funded Project entitled “Developing a Protocol for Low-Budget Reproductive Health Kit during Disasters and Crises”. We are excited to announce that after months of systematic literature review of 47 sexual and reproductive health kits, 4…

‘COVID-19 in The Netherlands: Both a Biological Disaster and an Economic Disaster’ by ADN’s Knowledge Exchange Officer, Jos Bal

COVID-19 in The Netherlands: Both a Biological Disaster and an Economic Disaster By: Mr Jos Bal, ADN’s Knowledge Exchange Officer The coronavirus (COVID-19) is still spreading globally. Currently, in the world, there have been almost 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases…

Belize COVID-19 Update from ADN’s Regional Coordinator, Daniel Mendez

Belize COVID-19 Update By: Daniel Mendez COVID-19 continues to cause major health, economic, social and psychological impacts across the Americas. As of 10 May 2020, there were 1,702,451 confirmed cases, with 101,874 reported deaths (PAHO, 2020). In the Central American…

COVID-19 Overview in Africa from our Regional Coordinator in Nigeria, Dr Azukaego Nnaji

COVID-19 Overview in Africa By: Dr Azukaego Nnaji Corona virus disease discovered in Wuhan china in 2019 commonly called COVID-19 is the current pandemic that has brought the entire world to a standstill at the moment. In world history, various…

ADN’s President Meets the Youngest Innovator in Mumbai, India

ADN’s President Meets the Youngest Innovator in Mumbai, India By: Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett On the 11th of January 2020, I met Arkoneil Ghosh via Skype, assisted by his mum Rini Sinha Ghosh. Arkoneil is our ADN’s Junior Champion based in Mumbai,…

Newsletter No.1: Full Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Dear readers and the ADN community,   Welcome to our first newsletter for the Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN). ADN is a global membership network, dedicated to finding theoretical and practical solutions to reducing deaths from disasters.   The newsletter will…

Project – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters

October 2015 to July 2018 – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters in Belkuchi Upazila, Bangladesh The world is facing stronger and longer disasters, protracted complex emergencies, conflicts and epidemics. These humanitarian crises can expose weakness…

Supporting Victims of Overseas Terrorism: Advice for Local Areas

In the United Kingdom, the Home Office Victims of Terrorism Unit have developed an information pack, which outlines the support available to people who have been affected by the Sri Lanka terror attacks. All Local Resilience Forums across the country…