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Global atlas of palliative care at the end of life

World Palliative Care Alliance; WHO, (2017)

The purpose of this Atlas is to shine a light on the need for palliative care globally and to provide useful information for those wishing to increase access. This document addresses the following questions: What is palliative care? Why is palliative care a human rights issue? What are the main diseases requiring palliative care? What is the need for palliative care? What are the barriers to palliative care? Where is palliative care currently available? What are the models of palliative care worldwide? What resources are devoted to palliative care? What is the way forward?

Singing to the Lions. A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives

Brakarsh, J.; L. Steinitz, Eds.: Catholic Relief Services CRS, (2018)

Singing to the Lions is a free training package (facilitator’s guide, supplement and video) by CRS, that is designed to help children and youth lessen the impact of violence and abuse in their lives. The main component is a three-day workshop where participants learn skills that can help them transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Although the workshop is aimed at young people and includes games, art and songs, it can also be used to help adults take action on aspects of their lives that cause fear and, in so doing, become better parents and caregivers. Singing to the Lions is available in English, French and Spanish, with Arabic and Hindi in process. See the links below. It can be easily adapted to different cultures, with different pictures and metaphors (e.g., “Singing to the Wolves” in Arabic; “Charming the Snakes” in Hindi.)

Anaesthesia Handbook

Internationl Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, (2017)

The aim of this handbook is to provide guidance for trained anaesthetists working for the ICRC and to offer advice in areas where practice will differ from that in their home country. It is designed to supplement the practical training given in ICRC war-surgery seminars and to support the work of the ICRC in war surgery

World Health Organization. Typhoid vaccines: WHO position paper.

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

Accessed Sept, 5 2018 Weekly epidemiological record, Relevé épidémiologique hebdomadaire : Vol.93 (2018) No.13

Rapid Communication: Key changes to treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB)

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The first important change is a new priority ranking of the available medicines for MDR-TB treatment, based on a careful balance between expected benefits and harms. Treatment success for MDR-TB is currently low in many countries. This could be increased by improving access to the highest-ranked medicines for all patients with MDR-TB.

Medicines Catalog August 2018

Global Drug Facility, Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, Stop TB, (2018)

The new, all oral, 20-month MDR-TB regimens range from US $1,600* (using bedaquiline and linezolid for 6 months and levofloxacin as the fluoroquinolone) to US $2,100* (using linezolid for 12 months and moxifloxacin as the fluoroquinolone.

Guidelines for essential trauma care

Mock, C et al, Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2004)

The Guidelines for essential trauma care seek to set achievable standards for trauma treatment services which could realistically be made available to almost every injured person in the world. They then seek to define the resources that would be necessary to assure such care. These include human resources (staffing and training) and physical resources (infrastructure, equipment and supplies).

API Recommendations for the Management of Typhoid Fever

Rajesh Upadhyay, Milind Y Nadkar, A Muruganathan, (2015)

Journal of The Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 63 November 2015,, pp.77-96

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