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NEW Standards for improving the quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The standards delineate what is expected in order to respect children’s rights: ensuring child, adolescent and family-friendly health facilities and services; evidence-based clinical care; availability of child and adolescent-specific appropriate equipment; appropriately trained, competent staff. The standards include health facility measures to facilitate implementation, to track improvement and to monitor performance. The standards are based on the eight domains of the framework for improving the quality of care and address the most common conditions that affect children and adolescents in health facilities

NEW WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The recommendations in this guideline are intended to inform the development of relevant national- and local-level health policies and clinical protocols. Therefore, the target audience includes national and local public health policy-makers, implementers and managers of maternal and child health programmes, health care facility managers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies involved in the planning and management of maternal and child health services, health care professionals (including nurses, midwives, general medical practitioners and obstetricians) and academic staff involved in training health care professionals.

Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services: the revised Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2018 Implementation guidance

World Health Organization, UNICEF, (2018)

This updated implementation guidance is intended for all those who set policy for, or offer care to, pregnant women, families and infants: governments; national managers of maternal and child health programmes in general, and of breastfeeding- and BFHI-related programmes in particular; and health-facility managers at different levels (facility directors, medical directors, chiefs of maternity and neonatal wards). The document presents the first revision of the Ten Steps since 1989. The topic of each step is unchanged, but the wording of each one has been updated in line with the evidence-based guidelines and global public health policy.

Assessing and managing children at primary health-care facilities to prevent overweight and obesity in the context of the double burden of malnutrition

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

Updates for the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) - Guideline. As part of its response to the global epidemic of obesity, WHO has issued guidelines to support primary healthcare workers identify and manage children who are overweight or obese. Specifically, all infants and children aged less than 5 years presenting to primary health-care facilities should have both weight and height measured in order to determine their weight-for-height and their nutritional status according to WHO child growth standards. Comparing a child's weight with norms for its length/height is an effective way to assess for both wasting and overweight

Tracking Progress for Breastfeeding Policies and Programmes: Global breastfeeding scorecard 2017

World Health Organization WHO, UNICEF, (2018)

WHO and UNICEF have established recommendations for breastfeeding practices. Although every mother decides how to feed her child, this decision is strongly influenced by economic, environmental, social and political factors. The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard analyzes indicators on how countries protect, promote and support breastfeeding through funding or policies.

Standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities

Bernadette Daelmans, Olufemi Oladapo, Özge Tuncalp et al, Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2016)

The standards of care cover the routine care and management of complications occurring for women and their babies during labour, childbirth and the early postnatal period, including those of small babies during the first week of life. They define priorities for improving the quality of maternal and newborn care for use by planners, managers and health care providers

Rationale Kontrazeptiva-Auswahl für Frauengesundheitsprojekte in Ländern des globalen Südens

Eds.: BUKO Pharmakampagne , (2018)

Unsere E-Learning Einheit zum Thema rationale Auswahl von Kontrazeptiva richtet sich an MitarbeiterInnen von Programmen und Projekten deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, die in der humanitären Hilfe im Bereich reproduktive Gesundheit und Frauengesundheit tätig sind. Das Modul soll dazu beitragen, Frauengesundheitsprojekte in Ländern des globalen Südens so zu planen und zu betreuen, dass eine rationale Entscheidung bei der Auswahl an Kontrazeptiva sichergestellt werden kann. Frauengesundheitsprojekte sollten nicht allein den Zugang zu Verhütungsmitteln verbessern, sondern darüber hinaus auf Nutzen, Schaden und Anwendungsbeschränkungen der einzelnen Produkte aufmerksam machen sowie den NutzerInnen gute Argumente und Entscheidungskriterien zur Auswahl von Kontrazeptiva liefern. Dadurch können Gesundheitsgefahren durch Kontrazeptiva für Frauen und Mütter verringert werden.

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.

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