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Malaria Control in Humanitarian Emergencies. An Inter-Agency Field Handbook

Jose Nkuni, Natasha Howard, Abraham Mnzava et al., Eds.: World Health Organization, (2013)

The interagency field handbook on malaria control was developed to set out effective malaria control responses in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase when reliance on international humanitarian assistance is greatest. This second edition represents a thorough updating and revision of the first edition. The structure remains similar, but includes an additional chapter on humanitarian coordination. All chapters have been revised to reflect changes in best practices, improvements in technologies, availability of new tools, and changes in WHO recommendations.

Bringing the Community Together to Plan for Disease Outbreaks and Other Emergencies. A Step-by-Step Guide for Community Leaders

AI.COMM, (2010)

Each year, dozens of communities around the world face natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other emergencies. Scientists think that a worldwide influenza outbreak will happen sometime in the next decade. The purpose of this guide is to help local leaders and community organizers bring together the community to help plan for disease outbreaks and other emergencies. This guide uses the lessons from communities that have already dealt with disease outbreaks and also uses other often-used tools to create discussion among community members and effectively garner their insight

Infection prevention and control of epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases in health care - WHO interim guidelines

World Health Organization, Eds.: WHO, (2007)

These guidelines provide recommendations for the non-pharmacological aspects of infection prevention and control for acute respiratory diseases (ARD) in health care. Administrative and infection controls, including early detection, isolation and reporting, and establishment of infection control infrastructure, are key components for containment and mitigation of the impact of pathogens that may constitute a major public health threat. In these guidelines, the options of using natural ventilation and/or exhaust fan assisted ventilation in health-care facilities (HCF) are considered.

Prevention of Disability in Buruli Ulcer: Basic Rehabilitation

Valérie Simonet, Eds.: WHO, (2008)

The guide contains valuable tools for wound care and the rehabilitation of people affected by Buruli ulcer. It is also helpful for peripheral health centres in areas where Buruli ulcer is endemic and to people and their families affected by the disease

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