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: http://www.who.int/cholera/kit/en/
Are you prepared? If a disaster strikes in your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for several days. Preparing an emergency kit for your family is an important step in keeping them safe and healthy during an emergency.
WHO's Severe acute malnutrition with medical complications kit (SAM/MC) kit is a standard kit designed to provide medical treatment for 50 children under five suffering from severe malnutrition with medical complications. The SAM/MC kit includes antibiotics, antifungal, de-worming, antimalarial and anti-scabies medicines, and a rehydration mix specific to treat cases of severe acute malnutrition
WHO's Severe acute malnutrition with medical complications kit (SAM/MC) kit is a standard kit designed to provide medical treatment for 50 children under five suffering from severe malnutrition with medical complications.
The SAM/MC kit includes antibiotics, antifungal, de-worming, antimalarial and anti-scabies medicines, and a rehydration mix specific to treat cases of severe acute malnutrition. This prepacked kit is designed for use where there is disruption of medical supplies in emergency settings as a way to fill a gap until the medical supply mechanisms are restored.
WHO has developed a new health kit to support treatment for chronic disease patients in emergency settings. The prevalence of NCDs is increasing worldwide, including in emergency/crisis-prone areas. Yet current humanitarian response has not accounted for this emerging burden. Current emergency health kits, including the Interagency emergency health kit (IEHK) 2015 do not contain enough and adequate medicines to manage the most commonly encountered NCDs in primary health care. Consequently, the NCD kit attends to cover this gap by providing essential medicines and medical devices for the management of hypertension and cardiac conditions, diabetes and endocrine conditions, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health and neurological conditions.
The NCD Kit content list can be downloaded under: http://www.who.int/entity/emergencies/kits/ncd-2016-content-list.pdf?ua=1
The basic NCD kit is intended for outpatient care in a variety of primary health care settings, such as mobile clinics and primary health care units, particularly to refill ongoing treatment regimens. It contains oral medicines, basic diagnostic equipment, renewables and additional products needing cold chain, such as insulin, accompanied with treatment guidelines. Only medicines included in the WHO Model list of essential medicines 2015 are available in the kit. The selection of medicines has been aligned with the WHO Package of essential noncommunicable disease interventions (WHO PEN) for primary care in low-resource settings and the WHO mhGAP humanitarian intervention guide for mental health management, including treatment of psychosis, depression and epilepsy. This allows a standardized evidence-based kit.
- 3 kits are designed for the treatment of cholera patients within existing structures at the central, peripheral and community levels.
- 1 kit provides the necessary material to set-up a provisional structure for patient care when no existing structure is in place.
- 2 kits list the equipment needed for the investigation of cholera outbreaks and for the laboratory confirmation of suspected cholera cases.
The Cholera Kits - Information note can be downloaded under: http://www.who.int/cholera/kit/cholera-kit-information-note.pdf?ua=1
The Cholera Kits content list can bew downloaded under: http://www.who.int/entity/cholera/kit/cholera-kit-item-list.pdf?ua=1
WHO's Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2015 (IEHK) is a standardized kit of essential medicines, supplies and equipment deployed by UN agencies and other partners who respond to large-scale emergencies.
This prepacked kit is designed for use where there is a disruption of medical supplies in an emergency setting as a way to fill the gap until the medical supply mechanisms are restored.
One kit is designed to meet the basic health needs of 10 000 people for approximately 3 months.
The contents are standardized based on WHO’s Essential Medicines List, and are designed to be affordable and easily available. The content list is available for download under: http://www.who.int/entity/emergencies/kits/IEHK-2015-item-list.xlsx?ua=1
The basic module can be used by primary health workers with limited health training. It contains oral and topical medicines, none of which are injectable.
The supplementary module adds medicines and supplies that can only be used by trained health workers or physicians. It is designed to be used together with the basic module, primarily in health facilities.
Modules for malaria and for post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection can be added, depending on the health needs of the affected population.
The IEHK is not designed for long-term use and does not contain medicines for managing diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB or leprosy. Nor is it suited for immunization, treating malnutrition or providing comprehensive reproductive health services. As the kit is a stop-gap measure, the kit does not replace the overall medical supply system of the country.
This document serves as an introductory presentation of the revised cholera kits 2015.
Médicaments et dispositifs médicaux pour une population de
10 000 personnes pendant environ 3 mois
Interagency Guidelines; Medicines and medical devices for 10 000 people for approximately three month.