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Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT). Update

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

A practical guide for improving quality of care through water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities . WASH FIT is a risk-based, continuous improvement framework with a set of tools for undertaking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) improvements as part of wider quality improvements in health care facilities. It is aimed at small primary, and in some instances secondary, health care facilities in low and middle income countries. An app, for front line data collection is also available in the Android Google Play store or as a web app

Guideline: implementing effective actions for improving adolescent nutrition

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The purpose of this publication is to facilitate the implementation of existing WHO guidelines on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions required for improving health and well-being of adolescents. Implementing these actions should explicitly take into account the heterogeneity of adolescents in general (for instance, in their state of physical growth and social development), as well as the diversity within their country (for instance, in terms of the expected responsibilities in the family, the number out of school or out of work and existing social norms).

Handbook of Humanitarian Health Care Logistics. 3rd edition

McGuire, G., (2015)

Large File 92 MB!!! Please click on the website link for downloading the handbook as complete pdf-document (92.9 MB) The document can also be downloaded free of charge from Google books

Climate-resilient water safety plans: Managing health risks associated with climate variability and change

World Health Organization, (2017)

Long-term planning for an adequate and safe supply of drinking-water should be set in the context of growing external uncertainties arising from changes in the climate and environment. The water safety plan (WSP) process offers a systematic framework to manage these risks by considering the implications of climate variability and change.

WASH FIT Digital

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

WASH FIT Digital is a free, open-access digital tool, based on the WASH FIT guide developed by WHO and UNICEF. WASH FIT is designed to help health care facilities improve quality of care through improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Built on the mWater digital monitoring platform, WASH FIT Digital includes a set of forms for implementing a risk-based management approach developed by WHO and UNICEF. The site also includes a dashboard to visualize the process and keep track of progress

Cholera: Revised cholera kits and calculation tool

World Health Organization (WHO), (2018)

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:

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention of Infection in Health Care 2010

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), (2010)

An Update will be published in late 2018

mhGAP Training Manuals - for the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings, version 2.0

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

As part of the Mental Health Gap Action Programme, WHO has developed training manuals (Training of trainers and supervisors training manual and Training of health-care providers training manual) to support implementation of the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialized health settings, version 2.0. These manuals can be used to build capacity among non-specialist health-care providers in the assessment and management of people with priority MNS conditions in low resource settings.

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