Emergency fracture and physical trauma care, wound therapy, and use of lay workers are some of the systematic review topics currently being offered free by Cochrane Evidence Aid: Resources for Earthquakes in response to the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines. Decision-makers will appreciate these evidence-based systematic Cochrane Reviews that evaluate “healthcare topics that have been identified as important in the aftermath of a major earthquake.”
11-13-2013 update: sadly, the Philippines has also been struck by Typhoon Haiyan. In response, Evidence Aid is now offering storm-related resources, too.
"Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters."
Websites ReferencedEvidence Aid http://www.evidenceaid.org
Cochrane Library http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/details/collection/587779/Cochrane-Evidence-Aid-resources-for-earthquakes.html
Philippines earthquake 10-16-2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/world/asia/death-toll-in-philippines-earthquake-rises.html?_r=0
Storm Disaster Recovery Resources http://www.evidenceaid.org/resources-following-typhoon-haiyan-in-the-philippines/