The Sphere Handbook is the oldest initiative in the field of humanitarian standards. It has been field-tested over twenty years and regularly updated to ensure it remains fit for purpose in a changing world. What does not change is its rights-based foundations: people have the right to assistance, the right to life with dignity, the right to protection and security, and the right to fully participate in decisions related to their own recovery
A New Version in English and French was published in 2018
Soapbox Collaborative has launched a new training package called TEACH CLEAN, which is a package for those that clean health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries.
The TEACH CLEAN package presents information and materials required to deliver comprehensive, participatory training on safe environmental cleaning, applying aspects of essential IPC for these tasks. The package is tailored towards use with low-literate cleaning staff but can be applied to wider facility staff.
To request a copy of the TEACH CLEAN Package, or supporting materials, please complete the online form.
UNICEF trucks water to the camps where people displaced by the conflict have temporarily settled. UNICEF also installed latrines, showers and water storage tanks in the camps and distributed family hygiene kits to protect children against waterborne diseases.
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. It includes materials that can be accessed in English, Arabic and Hausa.
Free Online Course. Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to: describe the case definition and alerts for cholera; describe main transmission routes; list list the key preventive actions; and explain how cholera control is multisectoral.
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
A new e-learning course has just been released, aimed at healthcare professionals working with patients in India exploring HPV screening and vaccination, assessment and diagnosis of cervical cancer, and palliative care for patients with advanced cervical cancer. The course was developed by ecancer in collaboration with Indian experts specialising in gynaecological cancers and supported by the National Cancer Grid, India - all the modules are completely open access and free to take.
Managing Sexual Violence against Aid Workers aims to support aid agencies in preventing, being prepared for and responding to incidents of sexual violence against their staff. It is intended as a good practice guide to help strengthen existing processes and support organisations as they set up their own protocols.
This guide is aimed at anyone with a responsibility for staff care, safety and security, as well as anyone involved in processes aimed at preventing or responding to incidents of sexual violence against staff, such as security focal points, HR staff, project and programmes staff, and first responders to incidents of sexual violence within an aid organisation.
Gender-based violence is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue that violates international human rights law and principles of gender equality. It is also a threat to lasting peace and an affront to our common humanity. United Nations Member States have called for urgent action to end GBV in emergencies, recognizing that in crises, the risk of GBV is heightened, particularly for women and adolescent girls.
Le choléra est une infection diarrhéique aiguë causée par l'ingestion d'eau ou d'aliments contaminés. Ce cours offre une introduction générale au choléra et s'adresse au personnel qui intervient en cas d'apparition de la maladie dans des situations d'urgence complexes ou dans des environnements où les infrastructures environnementales de base ont été endommagées ou détruites. Ce cours comprend des documents accessibles en anglais et en arabe. Nous espérons que ce cours vous aidera à vous rappeler de ce que vous savez déjà et à exécuter les bons principes de gestion du choléra.
Objectif d'apprentissage : A la fin de ce cours, les participants devront être en mesure de :
décrire la définition du cas et les alertes pour le choléra ;
décrire les principales voies de transmission ;
identifier les principales actions préventives ; et
expliquer comment le contrôle du choléra est multisectoriel.
Durée du cours : Environ 1 heure.