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Vector surveillance and control at ports, airports, and ground crossings

World Health Organization (WHO), (2016)

The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance to Member States on the practical aspects of maintaining sanitary standards at international borders at ports, airports, and ground crossings (points of entry) as set out in the International Health Regulations (2005). It provides technical advice for developing a comprehensive programme for systematic monitoring of disease vectors and integrated vector control at points of entry. This includes standardizing procedures at points of entry and ensuring a sufficient monitoring and response capacity with the necessary infrastructure for surveillance and control of vectors. In addition, this handbook to serves as reference material for port health officers, regulators, port operators, and other competent authorities in charge of implementing the IHR (2005) at points of entry and on conveyances.

Emergency response framework, 2nd ed.

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

The purpose of this Emergency Response Framework (ERF) is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies.

Regulation and Management of International Emergency Medical Teams

Ville de Goyet, Claude de; Perez Calderon, Luis Jorge; Saimiento, Juan Pablo et al., Eds.: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the issues in regulating and managing international emergency in a selection of large and small-scale sudden onset disasters (SODs). In doing so, it aims to contribute to several key international commitments as well as its objective in disasters and emergencies to “reduce the consequences the event may have on world health and its social and economic implications”.

Gestion des dépouilles mortelles lors de catastrophes : manuel pratique à l’usage des premiers intervenants. 2ième éd., rév.

Cordner, S.; Coninx, R.; Kim, J.-J. et al. (Éd.), Eds.: Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), Organisation panaméricaine de la santé, Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, (2016)

La deuxième édition de ce manuel fournit des directives simples, concrètes et faciles à suivre pour la récupération et le stockage des corps des personnes décédées lors de catastrophes et l’enregistrement des informations les concernant, l’objectif étant d’aider les premiers intervenants à faire en sorte que les morts soient traités avec respect et que les informations indispensables pour leur identification ultérieure soient enregistrées comme il se doit.
Cette version révisée et actualisée de l’ouvrage incorpore l’expérience acquise lors de catastrophes récentes, comme le typhon Haiyan qui a touché les Philippines en 2013, l’épidémie d’Ebola qui s’est déclarée en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2014 et 2015, et le tremblement de terre qui a frappé le Népal en 2015. Elle comporte également plusieurs annexes traitant de diverses questions, telles que la prise en charge des dépouilles des victimes d’une épidémie de maladie infectieuse, la planification des sites d’inhumation et l’utilisation des analyses ADN lors de catastrophes de grande ampleur.

Personal Safety & Security Handbook

Bickley, Shaun, Eds.: CARE International, (2014)

CARE International’s Personal Safety & Security Handbook has been developed to provide practical personal safety and security advice and guidance to all staff working in CARE offices and field sites throughout the world.
Each section has a detailed list of contents at the beginning and cut-out tabs to allow fast access to topics. Symbols and easy referencing are used throughout the handbook to help you find what you need quickly.

Safety and security for national humanitarian workers

Stoddard, Abby ; Harmer, Adele ; Haver, Katherine, Eds.: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), (2011)

Annex I to: To stay and deliver, good practice for humanitarians in complex security environments

The principal findings of the report include that despite overall improvements in aid agencies’ security risk management, national aid workers perceive continued inequities in security support compared with their international counterparts. National aid workers, while less subject to major attacks per capita than international aid workers, nevertheless form the majority of victims, and their specific security needs require more attention.

Time To Act Stopping Violence, Safeguarding Health Care

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), (2017)

Doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and first-aiders are coming under attack while trying to save lives. They are threatened, arrested or beaten, their hospitals looted or bombed. Some are unable to work because medical supplies can’t get through; some are forced to flee for their lives. Some are even killed.
Attacks on health-care personnel, facilities and vehicles during armed conflict are wrong. They are prohibited under international humanitarian law (also known as the law of war), because they deprive sick and wounded people of much-needed care.
Preventing violence against health care is a matter of life and death.

Addressing Forced Displacement through Development Planning and Co-operation: Guidance for Donor Policy Makers and Practitioners

Mwangi, Annabel; Gamez, Laura et al., Eds.: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), (2017)

OECD Development Policy Tools
Recognising that donor policies and responses constantly evolve, this guidance recommends that donors operating in situations of forced displacement prioritise three broad areas of work, where they can best contribute to existing capacities at the national, regional and global levels.

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