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A Training Manual On Rational Use of Medicines: Remove and dispose of your unwanted Medicines the safe way

Community Development Medicinal Unit , (2012)

Proper management of health care becomes very important in our state where the health budget is very less. This poses a unique challenge to the Department of Health and other Non-Governmental Organizations to make cost-effective health care accessible to all inhabitants of the state. Medicines are essential component of health. Market is now flooded with newer drugs which have little evidence regarding comparative efficacy and safety. Essential Drugs are the medicines which are used for majority of the people in a given geographical region, which are also cost effective. CDMU, Odisha is dedicated to meet this challenge. This manual is meant for health providers at the Primary level, and Experts in the spheres of medical and Pharmaceutical practice. NGOs, health workers and general public will get a lot of information from this manual on medicines and other health related issues which will help them to take correct decision.

a model quality assurance system for procurement agencies

World Health Organization, Eds.: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Populations Fund, World Bank, (2007)

This interagency report provides recommendations for assuring quality of medicines during key activities of country-level procurement agencies, namely prequalification of pharmaceutical products and manufacturers; purchase of pharmaceutical products; storage of pharmaceutical products; and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Laboratory Guidance for the Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease

World Health Organization, (2014)

Interim Recommendation published 19 September 2014. These recommendations reflect current understanding of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and are intended for national laboratory staff performing diagnostic testing to detect Ebola virus.

Diagnostic de l’ulcère de Buruli au laboratoire

Françoise Portaels, Eds.: Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, (2014)

Manuel destiné au personnel de santé. Le présent manuel est un guide spécialisé sur les techniques et les méthodes de laboratoire à utiliser pour le diagnostic de l’ulcère de Buruli, une maladie provoquée par Mycobacterium ulcerans. Destiné aux techniciens et aux scientifi ques de laboratoire travaillant sur cette maladie, le présent manuel décrit les méthodes exactes à mettre en oeuvre pour réaliser un certain nombre de tests diagnostiques. Les procédures recommandées, utilisables dans l’ensemble du système de santé, sont adaptées aux services périphériques, des districts et centraux et ce, conformément aux ressources, compétences et matériel variables que l’on trouve classiquement dans les pays où l’ulcère de Buruli est endémique.

Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations

Bernard M. Branson, S. Michele Owen, Laura G. Wesolowski et, Eds.: Centers for Disease control and Prevention, (2014)

This document updates recommendations for HIV testing by laboratories in the United States and offers approaches for reporting test results to persons ordering HIV tests and to public health authorities. The recommended algorithm is a sequence of tests used in combination to improve the accuracy of the laboratory diagnosis of HIV based on testing of serum or plasma specimens. The updated recommendations also include tests for HIV antigens and HIV nucleic acid because studies from populations at high risk for HIV demonstrate that antibody testing alone might miss a considerable percentage of HIV infections detectable by virologic tests

Video: Administration of Parenteral antibiotics/XADIGA QAADASHADADA DURIDA JEERMIS DILAHA

Medical Aid FIlms, (2014)

Somali version of Administration of Parenteral antibiotics Xanuunka inta uurka lagu jiro iyo gaar ahaan dhalmada ka danbaysa ama dhicisku waa arrinta muhuumka ah ee sababta xadiga jirada iyo dhimashada. Filimkan wuxuu muujinayaa maareeynta isticmaalka wanaagsan ee duraha jeermis dilaha ee loogu talogalay shaqaalaha caafimaadka iyo sida cad ee uu u xoojin lahaa lixda saxda ah ee maareeynta daawada. Translation thanks to Aidarus Khalif and Fouzia Ismail and Abdirahman Dahir Aden at the Somaliland Nursing and midwifery Association (SLNMA). Video also available in English, French and Swahili at:

Health Care Waste

Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem , Eds.: Hesperian, (2012)

A Community Guide to Environmental Health > Chapter 19: Health Care Waste. Please download this chapter from the website of Hesperian

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