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Managing epidemics - Key facts about major deadly diseases

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO)
2018

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The manual is structured in three parts.

  • Part One “Epidemics of the 21st century” provides vital insights on the main features of the 21st century upsurge and the indispensable elements to manage them.
  • Part Two “Be in the know. 10 key facts about 15 deadly diseases” contains key information about 15 diseases (Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa Fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Yellow Fever, Zika, Chikungunya, Avian and Other Zoonotic Influenza, Seasonal Influenza, Pandemic Influenza, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Cholera, Monkeypox, Plague, Leptospirosis and Meningococcal Meningitis). This section provides tips on the interventions required to respond to epidemics of all these diseases.
  • Part Three “Tool boxes” gives an overview and summarized guidance on some other important topics, including: the role of WHO, the International Coordinating Group, laboratory diagnosis and shipment of infectious diseases substances, and vector control.

 

The handbook enables the three levels of WHO – its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices to work efficiently together by building the foundations of a shared conceptual and thinking framework, which includes common terminology. 

Unless we act now : the impact of climate change on children

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF)
November 2015

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This UNICEF report explores how climate change and related crises impact children. The report begins by outlining major climate related risks, how they may impact children, and how repetitive crises can have an increased impact on children and families. Secondly, the report shows how different mitigating actions might impact children and families. Finally the report presents a number of broad policy recommendations to reduce global warming, decrease children’s exposure and increase their resilience to climate change and environmental risks

From disease specific toward comprehensive and integrated management of disabling diseases : diabetes, lymphatic filariasis and buruli ulcer

GUIMET, Dr Pauline
BANTUS, Dr Pierre
DE LAMARZELLE, Julie
March 2010

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This report documents the exchange of knowledge from a disabling disease seminar focusing upon diabetes, lymphatic filariasis and buruli ulcer. A comprehensive and integrated approach is emphasised, highlighting integrated chronic wound management and lymphoedema care at the community level This resource would be of interest to development practitioners interested in management of disabling diseases
Disabling Diseases Seminar
Nairobi, Kenya
7-11 December 2009

World alzheimer report 2010 : the global economic impact of dementia

WIMO, Anders
PRINCE, Martin
2010

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This report provides a global picture of the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. "The report includes an estimate of the worldwide cost of dementia, including direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs and costs of informal (family) care. The estimates are broken down by world region and include analysis of the differences between low and high income countries. The report also contains important policy recommendations and makes clear to key decision-makers that doing nothing is not an option"

Where there is no doctor : a village care handbook|Donde no hay doctor

WERNER, David
THUMAN, Carol
MAXWELL, Jane
May 2007

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This book was written specifically for village health workers in situations where there is no doctor. It provides a holistic view of the determinants of health in villages, using simple language with many illustrations. It maintains its original pagination, adding new information throughout and extra information in coloured pages e.g. new information is on blue pages.
One chapter focuses on health and sicknesses of children, containing information on how to use growth charts and understanding malnutrition and other health issues. Other chapters include: home cures, sicknesses that are often confused, healing without medicines, the right and wrong use of modern medicines, antibiotics and how to use them, common sicknesses, first aid, nutrition, prevention, and serious illnesses that need special medical attention. It is available in more than 80 languages

Neglected tropical diseases : hidden successes, emerging opportunities

World Health Organization [WHO]
2006

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This report looks at neglected tropical diseases. These diseases particularly affect poor and disadvantaged people with limited access to health services and have a low profile and status in public health priorities. Despite the challenges involved, some progress has been made through interventions around particular diseases in certain countries. This report highlights some of those successes

Is it enough to focus on the diseases of poverty? [whole issue]

INTERNATIONAL POVERTY AND HEALTH NETWORK (IPHN)
January 2001

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This is the second issue of a bulletin produced by the International Poverty and Health Network (IPHN). This issue focuses on a discussion of two approaches to poverty and health, the Massive Effort approach ("Winterthur approach") and the People's Health Assembly approach

Disability statistics compendium

United Nations. Department of International and Social Affairs
1990

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This compendium providesde detailed national data from the late 1980s on topics related to disability. Although it is now somewhat out of date (publshed in 1990), it is the only compendium with statistical information from countries worldwide

SHARingpoint.net

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This website allows users to search several databases in a completely decentralised network, through one free-text query box. It retrieves information on health projects, people, organisations and publications in online journals and pubmed/realtime health news and mailing lists. The site allows searching in several different languages. You can also register with "My sharingpoint" to receive notification by e-mail when an article (from Medline, Scielo or BioMedCentral) or news (indexed automatically every hour) that matches your interest profile is added to the site. In addition to the journal services, sharingpoint.net retrieves information from Synergy (USAID), WHO's Research and Training in Tropical Diseases programme (TDR), the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Source, IAVI (vaccines), the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Bank and many other sources

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The Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre

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This blog has been created to encourage debate and discussion about pathways to sustainability through research. The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub combining development with science and technology studies. It aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development. Its work covers agriculture and food, health and disease and water and sanitation

CAREC surveillance report (CSR)

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Aimed at epidemiologists and environmental and public health officers. Provides regular updates on a range of diseases prevalent in the region. The CSR's primary purpose is the feedback of surveillance data and dissemination of technical information to better understand the health situation, to prevent, control and eliminate disease and to promote health. Click on the link near the bottom of the home page to access archive
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Africa renewal [formerly: Africa recovery]

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Covers a variety of development related issues in Africa, with a specific country focus for each issue. Issues relating to debt, the environmental, political and economic aspects, are included, as well as latest developments in diseases and disease control
Four times a year
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