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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.)

Where there is no psychiatrist

Patel, V.; C. Hanlen, (2018)

2nd edition. The book is aimed at general health workers in low- and middle-income country settings and has some chapters on perinatal mental health. That said, it has definite applicability in high-income country settings too! In the new edition, there has been a big expansion of the psychosocial interventions. Thanks to your advocacy for such a resource being open-access (as the first edition was not), the book is freely available for download:

Girls on the move

World Vision, (2018)

A publication about girls escaping natural disasters and violent conflict in Eastern Africa
Children are on the move. In East Africa region, it is estimated that over 5 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced in their own country.
Forcable displacement is pushing more and more children out of their homes and communities, escaping the violence of war and conflict, only to fall vulnerable to other forms of violence. Girls are particularly vulnerable and need extra protection.
Every day, girls on the move in East Africa face a variety of rights violations, including:
• Exploitation and violence
• Being separated from their families
• Deprivation of essential services
• Use and recruitment by armed groups
• Sexual abuse
• Child marriage
This report highlights concerns that girls in eastern Africa face and calls on international and national decision makers to prevent and end violence that children face when they are forced to flee their homes.

Stratégie mondiale du secteur de la santé contre l'hépatite virale 2016-2021: vers l'élimination de l'hépatite virale

Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), (2016)

Le présent document énonce la première stratégie mondiale du secteur de la santé contre l’hépatite virale, une stratégie qui contribue à la réalisation du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030.
Elle couvre les six premières années du plan d’action pour la santé de l’après-2015, c’est-à-dire la période 2016-2021, en s’appuyant sur le document Prévention et lutte contre l’hépatite virale : cadre pour l’action mondiale et sur deux résolutions relatives à l’hépatite virale adoptées par l’Assemblée mondiale de la Santé en 2010 et en 2014.
Cette stratégie porte sur les cinq virus de l’hépatite (les hépatites A, B, C, D et E), en mettant plus spécialement l’accent sur les hépatites B et C en raison de la lourde charge relative qu’elles représentent pour la santé publique.

Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021: Towards ending viral hepatitis

World Health Organization (WHO), (2016)

This is the first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, a strategy that contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It covers the first six years of the post-2015 health agenda, 2016–2021, building on the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Infection: Framework for Global Action, and on two resolutions on viral hepatitis adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010 and in 2014.
The strategy addresses all five hepatitis viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, D and E), with a particular focus on hepatitis B and C, owing to the relative public health burden they represent.

Waterborne Outbreaks of Hepatitis E: recognition, investigation and control

World Health Organization (WHO), (2014)

Technical report
This manual aims to provide information about the methods for investigating outbreaks of hepatitis E, and measures for their prevention and control. In addition, the manual gives information about the causative agent – known as the hepatitis E virus (HEV) – its epidemiology, clinical manifestations of the disease and diagnosis.

Adherence interventions and outcomes of tuberculosis treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis of trials and observational studies

Alipanah N, Jarlsberg L et al., (2018)

We systematically reviewed Medline as well as the references of published review articles for relevant studies of adherence to multidrug treatment of both drug-susceptible and drug-resistant TB through February 3, 2018. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as well as prospective and retrospective cohort studies (CSs) with an internal or external control group that evaluated any adherence intervention and conducted a meta-analysis of their impact on TB treatment outcomes. Our search identified 7,729 articles, of which 129 met the inclusion criteria for quantitative analysis. Seven adherence categories were identified, including DOT offered by different providers and at various locations, reminders and tracers, incentives and enablers, patient education, digital technologies (short message services [SMSs] via mobile phones and video-observed therapy [VOT]), staff education, and combinations of these interventions.

Palliativ- und Hospizversorgung von Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund

Jansky, N., and F. Nauck, Eds.: Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, (2018)

Aktueller Stand und Handlungsempfehlungen für Hospiz- und Palliativversorger. In dieser Broschüre finden Sie die Ergebnisse einer Studie und die aus Interviews von Expertinnen abgeleiteten Handlungsempfehlungen. Die erfassten Daten beziehen sich auf Menschen mit türkischem und arabischem Migrationshintergrund, die Handlungsempfehlungen sind jedoch nicht spezifisch für diese Gruppe, sondern können vermutlich für alle Patientinnen mit Migrationshintergrund und letztlich für alle vernachlässigten Patientengruppen gelten.

Responding to Survivors of Torture & Suffering. Survival Skills and Stories of Kurdish Families. Kurdish Version

Kirkuk Center for Torture Victims and Dulwich Centre Foundation International, Eds.: Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights, (2012)

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