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Report on the status of major health risk factors for noncommunicable diseases: WHO African Region, 2015

World Health Organization; Africa Region, (2016)

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2010 projects that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will be responsible for over 44 million deaths during the next decade, representing an increase of about 15% since 2010. Most of these deaths will occur in the WHO regions of Africa, South-East Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. In the African Region alone, NCDs will cause around 3.9 million deaths by 2020.

Teaching Cases in Medical Peace Work

Medical Peace Work, (2016)

Medical Peace Work is an emerging field of expertise in health work, violence prevention, and peace-building. These interactive cases will introduce you to some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the peace health field. These audio-visual teaching case are intended to be used as the basis for group work and class discussion in both, formal and non-formal educational settings for health professionals and their students

Learning from experience: a summarised review of early warning systems

World Vision, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, (2016)

With the increase in frequency of disasters, there is a need to improve early warning systems (EWS) for EA to reduce the risks faced by children and their families. As a consequence, the term early warning, early action (EWEA) has become increasingly common among those responding to slow-onset disasters.

Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)

2nd edition. WHO's recommendation has not changed: the standard WHO susceptibility tests should remain a primary method by which resistance is detected. However, it was considered necessary to update the existing resistance-monitoring procedures to also highlight the need for operationally meaningful data. Two new assays were included in this expanded version: an intensity assay and a synergist assay.

Dengue Prevention Video

Scientific Animation without Borders SAWBO, (2016)

This 3 minutes and 24 second animation describes Dengue transmission, infection and the different symptoms associated with this disease. Also, the animation gives additional information about the habits of this mosquito. This video illustrates several important preventative measures, both inside the house and the environmental sanitation around the house, to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes. Let's all work together to stop the spread of dengue!

Disability and Social Change: A South African agenda

Brian Watermeyer, Leslie Swartz, Theresa Lorenzo et al., Eds.: Human Sciences Research Council, (2016)

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