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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.

Pocket book of hospital care for children

World Health Organization, (2013)

GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES. 2nd edition These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers common procedures, patient monitoring and supportive care on the wards and some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals. A smart phone and tablet application is available from the Apple or Google Play Store.

Pneumonia: The forgotten killer for the children

Wardlaw, Tessa M.; Johansson, Emily White; Hodge, Matthew, Eds.: UNICEF; World Health Organization, (2006)

Pneumonia kills more children than any other illness – more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Over 2 million children die from pneumonia each year, accounting for almost 1 in 5 under five deaths worldwide. Yet, little attention is paid to this disease. This joint UNICEF/WHO report examines the epidemiological evidence on the burden and distribution of pneumonia and assesses current levels of treatment and prevention. It is a call to action to reduce pneumonia mortality, a key step towards the achievement of the millennium development goal on child mortality.

Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025

World Health Organization; UNICEF, (2013)

The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)

Revised WHO classification and treatment of childhood pneumonia at health facilities

World Health Organization, (2014)

The revised guidelines present two major changes to existing guidelines: (A) there are now just 2 categories of pneumonia instead of 3 (“pneumonia” which is treated at home with oral amoxicillin and “severe pneumonia” which requires injectable antibiotics) and (B) oral amoxicillin replaces oral cotrimoxazole as first line treatment, preferably in 250mg dispersible tablet form, twice daily for five days which can be reduced to three days in low HIV settings.

Bottlenecks, barriers, and solutions: results from multicountry consultations focused on reduction of childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths

Christopher J Gill, Mark Young, Kate Schroder, et al., Eds.: The Lancet, (2013)

Lancet 2013; 381: 1487–98 Series: Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea 3

Interventions to address deaths from childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea equitably: what works and at what cost?

Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Jai K Das, Neff Walker, et al., Eds.: The Lancet, (2013)

Lancet 2013; 381: 1417–29 Series: Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea No.2

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