Research activities and responding to typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Tohoku-RITM collaborating research center in the Philippines

Mariko Saito, Mayuko Saito, Tadatsugu Imamura, Taro Kamigaki, Socorro P. Lupisan, Hitoshi Oshitani

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Abstract

In the six years since the Tohoku-RITM Collaborating Research Center was established, the center has been working on major infectious diseases in the Philippines and conducting molecular and epidemiological studies from a public health perspective. Its target diseases include pneumonia, diarrhea, and rabies, which are a major public health problem in the Philippines. Some studies have also been conducted on emerging and re-emerging infections significantly impacting both on the Philippines and on other countries. In November 2013, typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Visayas, where one of our research areas is located. The center responded immediately and helped assess and diagnose infectious diseases, based on our experience of Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-827
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Volume9
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emerging and re-emerging infections
  • Post disaster surveillance
  • The Philippines
  • Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Saito, M., Saito, M., Imamura, T., Kamigaki, T., Lupisan, S. P., & Oshitani, H. (2014). Research activities and responding to typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Tohoku-RITM collaborating research center in the Philippines. Journal of Disaster Research, 9(5), 823-827.