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WHO Flags Spinal Care As Critical Medical Gap, Long-Term Health Need Of Nepal
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Highlights:
1. One in three of the estimated 14 000 injured people in the earthquake require follow-up rehabilitation treatment. Of them, around 12% have a damaged spinal cord.
2. WHO has identified spinal care as a critical medical gap, and this is being flagged for funding.
3. If people with spinal cord injuries are not properly cared for, it could lead to paralysis.

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Publisher:
WHO ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
HEALTH, HEALTH CARE DELIVERY, EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, REHABILITATION, INFANTILE PARALYSIS, MEDICAL CARE, SPINAL CORD, HUMAN RESOURCES, POPULATION, INJURIES, FUNDS, PATIENTS, ECONOMIC SECURITY, MEDICAL GAP
Thematic Group:
 WHO : World Health Organization
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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