This textbook provides an introduction to medical peace work and includes chapters relating to human rights; the causes and health effects of war and violent conflict; how health workers can promote peace-building and reconstruction; and the health and well-being needs of refugees and immigrants. The book is aimed at doctors, nurses, public health workers and other health professionals, and students. This e-textbook is part of an online course on Medical Peace Work. The book can be consulted, downloaded, or printed for free without registering for the course
This article endeavours to give healthcare professionals contributing to humanitarian missions and projects in the acute phase of population displacement, an awareness of some of the factors that can influence the long term outcomes can be of great benefit for understanding project implications and sustainability
Article about how Mali is using ICTs to support the health system and reach very remote communities in rural settings. From training healthcare providers to mobilising the telecommunication industry all aspect of how to catalyse a country response to the use of ICTs are depicted here
"This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for adaptation to each situation, taking into account national policies and practices, and availability of materials and drugs. This guide is intended for use by qualified health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The document includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped"
This article reviews the findings of 13 years work in Tanzania to set up 43 resource centres in district health centres and what further developments are needed
The objectives of the programme 'Enlace Hispano-Americano de Salud' are oriented to offer low-cost possibilities of communication and services of access to information for health personnel in the countryside of Latin America where conventional telephony is not widespread. The services are based on the exchange of information between colleagues, specialist consults and access to specialized documentation through facilitators. The technologies allow access to the Internet through radio systems and are based on the use of electronic mail
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