PIH Guide to the Medical Management of MDR-TB

USAID; TB Care; DR/TB Training Network, (2014)

This guide is a resource for physicians and other health care professionals who provide care and treatment to patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Pandemic Preparedness and Response – Lessons from the H1N1 Influenza of 2009

Harvey V. Fineberg, (2014)

New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 370:1335-1342. Please download the pdf-file from the nejm Website! A number of viruses have pandemic potential. The most recent global pandemic was caused by the influenza A (H1N1) strain, which was first detected in North America in 2009. The 2009 H1N1 pandemic presented a public health emergency of uncertain scope, duration, and effect. At the request of the WHO, an international committee reviewed the experience of the pandemic, with special attention given to the function of the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) and the performance of the WHO. The most fundamental conclusion of the committee, which applies today, is not reassuring: “The world is ill prepared to respond to a severe influenza pandemic or to any similarly global, sustained and threatening public-health emergency

Accuracy of Five Algorithms to Diagnose Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis

Francesco Checchi, Francois Chappuis, Unni Karunakara, Gerardo Priotto, Daniel Chandramohan, (2011)

Plos Neglected Tropical Diaseses, vol. 5 (2011) Issue 7 e1233. Open Access. Please download from the website

Mental health services for children exposed to armed conflict: Médecins Sans Frontières’ experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory

K. Lokuge, T. Shah, G. Pintaldi, et al., Eds.: MSF, (2013)

Paediatrics and International Child Health 2013 VOL. 33 NO. 4, pp.259-272. Open Access. Please download from the website link

Value innovation: an important aspect of global surgical care

M. Cotton; J.Ang Henry and L. Hasek, (2014)

Globalization and Health 2014, 10:1. Open Access. Please download fromm the website

TB treatment in a chronic complex emergency: treatment outcomes and experiences in Somalia

Karin Fischer Liddlea, Riekje Elemaa, Sein Sein Thib, Jane Greigb,and Sarah Venisb, Eds.: MSF, (2013)

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2013; 1–9. Please download from the website as "guest"

Brief mental health interventions in conflict and emergency settings: an overview of four Medecins Sans Frontieres -- France programs

Matthew E Coldiron, Augusto E Llosa, Thomas Roederer, et al., (2013)

Conflict and Health 2013, 7:23 (1 November 2013) Mental health problems, particularly anxiety and mood disorders, are prevalent in the setting of humanitarian emergencies, both natural and man-made disasters. Evidence regarding best strategies for therapeutic interventions is sparse. Medecins Sans Frontieres has been providing mental health services during emergencies for over two decades, and here the authors compare data from four programs. They conclude that mental health is an essential part of a health care response to humanitarian emergencies. In a variety of settings, they show the positive results of brief interventions

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