Earthquake Marocco September 2023

It is reported that a total of 2,122 people have died following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the High Atlas Mountains in the Kingdom of Morocco on 8 September. Another 2,421 people were reported injured. Most of those affected are in the epicentre of Al-Haouz and in the provinces of Taroudant. Aftershocks continue to occur and families are still trapped under the rubble of their homes. Reports indicate that assistance is needed mainly in the areas of WASH, shelter, health and food. 

MEDBOX provides literature on natural disasters in the Natural Hazard Toolbox. You can also find guidelines in our categories under Humanitarian Aids in our General Guidelines as well as under Capacity Building.

Issue Brief 33: Cholera update

Since 21 June 2023, 57 024 new cholera cases, including 399 new death have been reported worldwide (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control). In total, 25 countries have reported cases since the beginning of 2023. The major underlying causes of potential outbreaks are poor environmental infastructure, lack of health care services, lack of save water and sanitation as well as increase population movement. Climate change becomes an additional trigger, as extreme climate events like cyclones,floods and droughts reduce access to clean water and create an ideal environment for cholera to thrive. The overall capacity to respond to the multiple outbreaks is obstructed by a global lack of resources. This issue brief provides an overview of the current outbreaks, treatment guidelines, information material, countries strategies and more. In addition, you can find more information in our Cholera Toolbox

Launch Toolbox "Neglected Tropical Diseases"

the World Health Organisation (WHO) currently lists 20 diseases in the group of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which primarily affect people in the Global South; women and children are disproportionately affected. These diseases have devastating health, social and economic consequences for more than 1.7 billion people worldwide, with many millions dying each year. Left untreated, NTDs  can lead to chronic conditions, disability or even death. In view of the burdens and effects on the health of people suffering from NTDs, MEDBOX's NTD Toolbox aims to continue to promote and intensify knowledge and awareness of this topic at the political, public and civil society level. The Toolbox includes material regarding clinical aspects & diagnositics, information & education material or preventiion and control.  Please find our new NTD Toolbox here

Caregiver Toolbox Video

Caregivers have a major impact on maintaining health services and improving the health status of the population. The daily work in nursing, however, requires good organization, a high sense of responsibility, and continuous education on the latest standards of care.MEDBOX produced a video that is specifically addressed to caregivers. It explains the structure and content of the Caregiver Toolbox, tells stories from caregivers around the world and shows how the online library can simplify their work. Please find the video.

Planetary Health Toolbox

"Planetary Health " works in an interdisciplinary way and deals with the interrelationships of human health, the economic and social system, and the natural habitat of our planet. The Planetary Health Toolbox includes topics such as One Health, Climate change, biodiversity, and impact on health. We have published two Issue Briefs one on "Climate Change & Heath"   and one on "Planetary Health Basics" to raise awareness about heat waves as a result of climate change and its impact on health. Be curious and take a look at our introduction video and into the toolbox.


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  (2023)

MEDBOX Video Series

The MEDBOX team has produced a new video clip series to virtually explain "The idea behind MEDBOX" as well as the different possibilities of use. Video 2 "How to search a document" deals with searching specific documents, video 3  MEDBOX Features explains how to register, how to use MY MEDBOX and MY NEWS and video 4 TOOLBOXES gives you a brief overview about our available Toolboxes. You find these video clips here in MEDBOX and on YouTube!

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