At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016, leaders made over 3,700 commitments to advance the Agenda for Humanity. In their first self-reports against these commitments, 142 stakeholders described the efforts they made from June to December 2016 to realize this ambitious vision.
The 2017 annual synthesis report on progress provides a summary of their collective achievements around the 5 Core Responsibilities and 24 Transformations of the Agenda for Humanity.
The executive summary is available in English: https://www.agendaforhumanity.org/sites/default/files/asr/2017/Nov/No%20time%20to%20retreat%20Executive%20Summary_NEW_web_nov27.pdf;
and Spanish: https://www.agendaforhumanity.org/sites/default/files/asr/2018/Jan/No%20time%20to%20retreat_Executive%20summary_Spanish_final_web.pdf
Global Health Media Project developed the Small Baby Series to bring to life many life-saving practices such as how to keep premature babies warm with skin-to-skin care, and how to feed them with a cup or feeding tube before they’re strong enough to breastfeed.
25 videos are now available in Arabic, including eight videos on new born care, seven videos on the care of small babies and ten videos on breastfeeding.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders in September 2015 set out a vision for a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want. SDG 3, “Good Health and Well-Being,” calls on countries to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
The latest disease outbreaks around the world notified to the World Health Organization.
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.
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 content list can be downloaded under: http://www.who.int/entity/emergencies/kits/sam-kit-content-28nov2017.pdf?ua=1
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.
The SAM/MC kit contains 3 different modules: the basic module with essential medicines, the supplementary module with injectables and the supply & equipment module. The basic module contains malaria treatments that could be opted out.
The SAM/MC kit is designed for inpatient care and therefore to be used by trained health workers.
The SAM/MC kit does NOT contain any medicines for the management of TB or HIV, and does NOT contain any therapeutic foods.
Complementary nutrition kits could be ordered from UNICEF (refer to UNICEF online catalog).
The information note on SAM/MC lit can be downloaded under: http://www.who.int/entity/emergencies/kits/sam-kit-information-note.pdf?ua=1
- 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.
DesInventar as a Disaster Information Management System: DesInventar is a conceptual and methodological tool for the generation of National Disaster Inventories and the construction of databases of damage, losses and in general the effects of disasters.
This Code of Conduct seeks to guard our standards of behaviour. It is not about operational details, such as how one should calculate food rations or set up a refugee camp. Rather, it seeks to maintain the high standards of independence, effectiveness and impact to which disaster response NGOs and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aspires. It is a voluntary code, enforced by the will of the organisation accepting it to maintain the standards laid down in the Code. In the event of armed conflict, the present Code of Conduct will be interpreted and applied in conformity with international humanitarian law. The Code of Conduct is presented
first. Attached to it are three annexes, describing the working environment that we would like to see created by Host Governments, Donor Governments and Inter-Governmental Organisations in order to facilitate the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.