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Disabled village children. 2nd edition

Werner, D., Eds.: Hesperian , (2018)

A guide for community health workers, rehabilitation workers, and families. This manual covers identifying primary and secondary disabilities, developing skills for daily living, and working through behavior problems. The new 2018 edition features new topics, including mental and developmental disabilities, microcephaly and Zika, causes of birth defects and childhood disability, epilepsy and seizures, hearing loss and vision problems, HIV, leprosy, and more, and has updated information on polio, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, muscular dystrophy, and medications. Readers will find instructions on how to build six different wheelchairs using local resources; useful therapy techniques, such as making fun and educational toys; ideas for improving playground accessibility for all children; and low-cost rehabilitation aids and adaptations for home and community. You can download chapter 4 for free. The complete book is available at Hesperian Book STore

Building the legacy of Ebola: Survivors, health systems, and a blueprint for research and development

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

This report describes the work done by WHO from January 2015 up to the end of December 2016 to address the long-term issues of survivor care, health-systems strengthening and research.

Follow up to the World Health Assembly decision on the Ebola virus disease outbreak and the Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola: Roadmap for Action

World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

This Roadmap is structured around a results-based framework of outcomes, outputs and deliveraebles, to ensure that WHO maintains appropriate levels of organizational readiness, supports country-level capacity building and preparedness, deploys efficiently and effectively to respond to outbreaks and emergencies at national and subnational levels, and engages effectively with partners and stakeholders throughout

Ebola surveillance in countries with no reported cases of Ebola virus disease

World Health Organization, (2014)

This document provides guidelines on the establisment of early surveillance actions to be carried out in countries where no case of Ebola virus disease has been reported. An alert system should be in place at the following sites: major land border crossing with already affected countries; capital cities, including at airports, seaports, and health-care facilities, especially in major hospitals. The alert system (staff trained in case definitions and able to detect signs and symptoms of disease) should report sick persons coming from country that has reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and possibly meeting the definition of a case under investigation

Ebola Outbreak Taking Action From Response To Recovery

World Health Organization, (2015)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not over. WHO continues to work with governments and the international health community to get to zero cases and help countries stay there.

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