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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.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Academy

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Association, (2018)

Welcome to the SDG Academy! The SDG Academy creates and curates free, graduate-level courses on sustainable development for students around the world. From sustainable cities to human rights to climate action, each of our courses addresses the fundamental challenge facing our world today: How do people, communities, governments and companies not only coexist, but also cooperate and collaborate, to save the one planet we have? As a massive open online education platform, SDG Academy's courses are fully interactive, so you can meet, debate and learn from both our global faculty of sustainable development experts and your fellow students. Learn more here about the SDG Academy – an initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – and the SDG Academy student experience.

Best practice guidance: How to respond to vocal vaccine deniers in public

World Health Organization (WHO), (2016)

This guidance document provides basic broad principles for a spokesperson of any health authority on how to respond to vocal vaccine deniers. The suggestions are based on psychological research on persuasion, on research in public health, communication studies and on WHO risk communication guidelines.

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

Diptheria: clinical management of respiratory diptheria

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

Online learning for clinical management staff of respiratory diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. In December 2017, the WHO Health Emergencies Programme launched an online learning for clinical staff on respiratory diphtheria through the platform. The 4-hour course targets clinicians caring for patients during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges, due to limitations of: laboratory capacity, availability of treatment facilities, number of trained staff, medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. With the OpenWHO App, users can now view course content on a mobile device, with or without internet connection, once it has been downloaded: an important feature needed in vulnerable settings. Material is now being translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Arabic.

Disability And Climate Change

David Lewis and Kath Ballard, Eds.: Christoffel-Blindenmission (CBM), (2011)

Climate change is having the largest impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Within this group, 20% are people with disabilities, who are nearly always doubly disadvantaged.

Improving Health and Reducing Poverty. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 9.

Jamison, Dean T.; Gelband, Hellen; Horton, Susan, et al., Eds.: World Bank, (2017)

As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 5

rabhakaran, Dorairaj; Anand, Shuchi; Gaziano, Thomas A.; et al., Eds.: World Health Organisation (WHO), (2017)

This volume on CVDs, renal, and respiratory disorders has particularly high value. It carries the potential to become the most effective game-changer in global health by helping all countries to combat, contain, and control the biggest killer presently prowling the globe and by enabling us to reach the 2030 goals for NCDs and health overall. As one who has witnessed the epidemic of CVDs advance menacingly across the world in the past four decades, I fervently hope that the clear and convincing messages conveyed by the extensively researched and elegantly communicated analyses in this volume will be heard, heeded, and harmonized with policy and practice in all countries. Large file: 33 MB. Please download directly from the website link.

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 1. Essential Surgery

Debas, Haile T.; Donkor, Peter; Gawande, Atul; et al., (2015)

The volume presents data on the surgical burden of disease, disability, congenital anomalies, and trauma, along with health impact and economic analyses of procedures, platforms, and packages to improve care in settings with severe budget limitations. Essential Surgery identifies 44 surgical procedures that meet the following criteria: they address substantial needs, are cost effective, and are feasible to implement in low- and middle-income countries. If made universally available, the provision of these 44 procedures would avert 1.5 million deaths a year and rank among the most cost effective of all health interventions. Entire Volume large file: 19 MB!!!

Joint position paper on the provision of mobility devices in less resourced settings

World Health Organization; USAID, (2011)

A step towards implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) related to personal mobility.

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