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Management of tuberculosis and HIV coinfection

Robert Colebunders, Manfred Danilovits, Kayt Erdahl et al., Eds.: World Health Organization, (2013)

This publication is an updated version of the Management of Tuberculosis and HIV Coinfection clinical protocol released in 2007 by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. It is intended for all health care workers involved in preventing, diagnosing, treating and caring for people living with TB and HIV in the specific settings of the WHO European Region.

Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually-Transmitted Infections in Correctional facilities 2013

Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, (2013)

The guidelines acknowledge that overcrowding, unhygienic conditions and high inmate turn over contribute to the spread of infectious diseases within correctional facilities. The document states that voluntary HIV counselling and testing must be offered to all inmates when they enter facilities, during their incarceration at an inmate’s request and upon their release. All inmates must be screened for TB symptoms upon entry to facilities and at least bi-annually thereafter as well as upon release. Universal screening for anal, oral and genital STIs must be done at entry and upon self-presentation

MDR-TB Weight-Based Dosing Chart for Children

Sentinel Project, (2013)

Therapy for MDR-TB is extremely long, complex and burdensome to both patients and health care systems. A single diagnosis can require two years of treatment, or longer. When treating children, there are significant additional barriers treating children with MDR-TB. There is limited data on the pharmacokinetics of second-line TB drugs in children, and almost none are in child-friendly formulations. Nonetheless, there is continued work on second-line drugs to fight MDR-TB. The Sentinel Project has created a complex set of dosing recommendations for administering second-line drugs to children

Blood Transfusion

C. Maari, M. guéguen, V. Grouzard, Eds.: Médecins sans Frontières, (2013)

Integrating Early Childhood Development (ECD) activities into Nutrition Programmes in Emergencies. Why, What and How

UNICEF, WHO, (2012)

This document is written for local and international staff running nutrition programmes in emergencies, and for local, regional and national authorities and donors involved in such programmes. The note explains why nutrition programmes need to include early childhood development (ECD) activities to maximize the child’s development. It provides practical suggestions as to what simple steps are necessary to create integrated programmes in situations of famine or food insecurity and it gives examples of how such integrated programmes have been established in other situations. This document is also available in Arabic: ;and in French:

War Surgery. Vol. 2

C. Giannou, M. Baldan and A. Molde, Eds.: International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, (2013)

Working with limited resources in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Vol.2

Dermatological Preparations For The Tropics

Peter Bakker; Herman Woerdenbag; Vincent Gooskens; Ben Naafs, et al., (2012)

A formulary of dermatological preparations and background information on therapeutic choices, production and dispensing. 2nd edition

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