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A retrospective analysis of oral cholera vaccine use, disease severity and deaths during an outbreak in South Sudan
In Bulletin of the WHO; 94
Flood-Exposure is Associated with Higher Prevalence of Child Undernutrition in Rural Eastern India
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016
Child wasting in emergency pockets: A meta-analysis of small-scale surveys from Ethiopia
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016
Monitoring sustainable development goals
Debarati Guha-Sapir
Determinants of the lethality of climate-related disasters in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
In Scientific Reports/Nature5, 2015

CE-DAT database summary

Number of surveys3432

Mortality indicators4793

Nutrition indicators26007

Vaccination Coverage indicators3971

Latest surveys

Report on Nutrition and Retrospective Mortality Survey Conducted in Bule Hora of Borena Zone, Oromiya Region - March 2014.

Nutrition & Mortality Survey Final Report Damot Pullasa Woreda of Woliata Zone, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia - February 2013.

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The Complex Emergency Database (CE-DAT) is an international initiative monitoring and evaluating the health status of populations affected by complex emergencies.

CE-DAT is managed by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and was created in 2003 as an outcome of SMART, an interagency initiative to encourage rational, evidence-driven humanitarian decision-making.

CE-DAT is a database of mortality and malnutrition rates - the most commonly used public health indicators of the severity of a humanitarian crisis. Field agencies use mortality and nutrition indicators to identify and measure the severity of needs in order to prioritize human and financial resources. These indicators have been essential in monitoring the overall impact and effectiveness of the relief system.

Today, with over 2,000 surveys and 20,000 health indicators, CE-DAT serves as a unique source of field data for monitoring the health status of conflict-affected populations. It is also instrumental in the production of trend analyses, impact briefings and policy recommendations.

About CRED

The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) is based at the School of Public Health of the Université catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium. CRED has been active for over 40 years in the fields of international disaster and conflict health studies, with activities linking relief, rehabilitation and development. The Centre promotes research, training and technical expertise on humanitarian emergencies, particularly in public health and epidemiology. CRED has been a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre since 1980.

The Centre is actively involved in stimulating debate on the effectiveness of humanitarian interventions. It encourages scientific and policy discussions on existing and potential interventions, and their impacts on malnutrition, human survival, morbidity, infectious diseases and mental health.

The CRED team works in four main areas:

  • Natural disasters and their impacts
  • Civil conflict and health research
  • Database and information support
  • Capacity building and training
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