NEW Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB with New and Repurposed Medications: A Supplemental Field Guide for Nurses

The SWIFT Response Project, (2015)

For the first time in almost 50 years there are two new drugs for the treatment of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB): bedaquiline and delamanid. There has also been increased attention given to the safety and efficacy of “re-purposed” drugs that have been widely used to treat other infections but are also showing promise in the treatment of DR-TB, including linezolid and clofazimine. This special supplemental guide has been developed for nurses, because it is essential that nurses be provided with material that maximizes their ability to provide optimal support to patients who are receiving new and re-purposed drugs

NEW Thinking Healthy. A manual for psychological management of perinatal depression

World Health Organization, (2015)

The Thinking Health manual outlines an evidence-based approach describing how community health workers can reduce prenatal depression through evidence-based cognitive-behavioural techniques recommended by the mhGAP programme. This manual is the first volume of WHO’s new series on low-intensity psychological interventions.

NEW MiNDbank – national policies, strategies and laws from around the world


This new online platform brings together key international resources and national policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, general health, disability, human rights and development. Find out more:

NEW National Guidelines for Cholera Control

Dept. of Health, Republic of South Africa, (2014)

mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG): Clinical management of mental, neurological and substance use conditions in humanitarian emergencies

World Health Organization, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (2015)

The new guide provides practical, first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions. Contents include modules on assessing and managing conditions such as acute stress, grief, moderate-severe depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, and harmful use of alcohol and drugs.

WFP Ebola Response Regional Situation Report, 13 April - 26 April 2015

World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster, (2015)

The WFP-led Logistics Cluster is supporting the Guinean government in its sensitization campaign on Ebola detection for the population of Coyah. The Logistics Cluster has facilitated the prepositioning of more than 500m3 of Personal Protective Equipment across four counties in Liberia on behalf of the Government. The extension works at the Main Logistics Hub in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, have more than doubled the storage space. The WFP – WHO Joint Collaboration is steadily moving forward in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. UNMEER is handing its equipment and services to the ET Cluster at 17 locations across the three countries.

Guidelines for the treatment of malaria

World Health Organization, (2015)

3rd edition. The Guidelines include recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria by all species, including in special at-risk populations (such as young children, pregnant women, TB or HIV/AIDS patients and non-immune travellers) and situations (such as epidemics and humanitarian emergencies), and on the use of drugs to prevent malaria in groups at high risk

Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) toolkit

World Health Organization, (2012)

The WHO Integrated Management for Emergency & Essential Surgical Care e-learning toolkit (CD) has been developed by the Clinical Procedures Unit in collaboration with the Global Initiative for Emergency & Essential Surgical Care members. This tool targets policy-makers, managers, and health-care providers (surgeons, anaesthetists, non-specialist doctors, health officers, nurses, and technicians). This tool contains WHO recommendations for minimum standards to improve quality and safety of emergency, surgery, trauma, obstetrics and anaesthesia at first-referral level health-care facilities.

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