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NEW WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The recommendations in this guideline are intended to inform the development of relevant national- and local-level health policies and clinical protocols. Therefore, the target audience includes national and local public health policy-makers, implementers and managers of maternal and child health programmes, health care facility managers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies involved in the planning and management of maternal and child health services, health care professionals (including nurses, midwives, general medical practitioners and obstetricians) and academic staff involved in training health care professionals.

Formation en Premiers Secours Psychologiques. Manuel à l’intention des professionnels travaillant avec des enfants

Save the Children Denmark, (2017)

Formation en Premiers Secours Psychologiques aux enfants : 2 jours Gestion du stress du personnel : 1 journée

Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners

Save the Children Denmark, (2017)

The training manual consists of: (i) Tools for communication, reassurance and comfort for staff working directly with distressed children; (ii) Advice and guidance for staff working with parents and primary care-givers; (iii) Suggestions for ways to support a distressed child. It provides a non-intrusive skills set of communication and actions that can be used by staff working with survivors of distressing events. The training programme develops skills for providing physical and emotional comfort by modeling calmness and enables a constructive format through active listening that allows survivors to voice their concerns and needs. It also helps to connect survivors to practical assistance through referral networks and information on positive coping strategies. The manuals are available in Englisch, French, Spanish, Arabic and German Additional training aids download directly from the website.

Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners. دليل التدريب : الإسعافات النفسية الأولية للعاملين والعاملات مع الأطفال

Save the Children Denmark, (2017)

Arabic Version. Please download the Arabic Version Manual and the presentations directly from the website:

2017 Guidelines for Arterial Hypertension Management in Primary Health Care in Portuguese Language Countries

Moraes de Oliveira, G et al, (2017)

This article unites the latest guidelines on the management of arterial hypertension in primary health care in Portuguese speaking countries including Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cape Verde, among others.

Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Internationl Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, (2018)

These ICRC guidelines outline the organization’s approach to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) during and after armed conflict and other situations of violence. They provide a framework for harmonizing MHPSS programmes within the organization, and an insight into its strategic processes and field practices. This publication is not intended to serve as a training manual for specific MHPSS techniques. In sharing these guidelines with an external audience, the ICRC aims to raise awareness of its approach among professionals and other interested parties.

International Textbook of Leprosy

D.M. Scollard and T.P. Gillis, Eds.: American Leprosy Missions, (2018)

The International Textbook of Leprosy is dedicated to the physicians and health workers caring for their first patient with leprosy, and to all of those in the research community who have encountered some of the fascinating scientific aspects of leprosy and wish to learn more. Read online at:

Cholera: Revised cholera kits and calculation tool

World Health Organization (WHO), (2018)

In 2016 WHO introduced the Cholera Kits. These kits replace the Interagency Diarrhoeal Disease Kit (IDDK) which had been used for many years. The Cholera Kit is designed to be flexible and adaptable for preparedness and outbreak response in different contexts. The overall Cholera Kit is made up of an Investigation Kit, Laboratory materials, 3 Treatment Kits (community, periphery and central) and a Hardware Kit. The Treatment and Hardware Kits are each composed of individual modules. Each of the kits and modules can be ordered independently based on field need. To support orders, a Cholera Kit Calculation Tool was developed. The information note, packing lists and the Kit Calculation Tool are all available from the WHO website at:

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