"Jonathan Kaplan has been a hospital surgeon, a flying doctor, a ship's medical officer and a battlefield surgeon. He has worked in places as diverse as Burma, Kurdistan, America, Mozambique, England and Eritrea. The Dressing Station presents a vivid, moving account of the varied faces of medicine he has encountered."
The accession of up to 13 new members in the next decade is an important development now facing the European Union. This paper analyses measurable differences in the well-being of children between current club members, the EU Member States, and the 10 Central and Eastern European applicants seeking admission
This report assesses both the military effectiveness of cluster bombs and the impact on civilians looking at their use in a number of conflicts including Loas, the Gulf War and Kosovo. It provides recommendations on changes to international law to prevent future civilian casualties. This document is useful for people interested in the military effectiveness and impact on civilians of cluster munitions
These guidelines are intended to help diverse actors, including donors and program implementers, develop and fund the programs to help landmine victims heal, recover and resume their roles as productive and contributing members of their societies. Intended to address the care and rehabilitation of those victims who have suffered physical injury from landmines, many of the recommendations apply as well to support for other persons with disabilities
This document, the second working paper from the Working Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement, addresses the situation of children who are affected by landmines. It explains the major injuries caused by landmines, the psychological effect, the vulnerability of injured children, the international legislation concerning landmines and the importance of community-based programmes for the rehabilitation of affected children
This declaration presents safety as a human right, which provides an important policy tool for injury control and safety promotion. It outlines the rationale, the definition of safety, the declaration and future next steps. This report is useful to anyone interested in safety as a human right
5th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control
New Delhi, India
8th March 2000
This paper aims to indroduce health policy makers and planners to the concept of gender, and its role in health and health policy and in programme development. It shifts away from 'women in development' to explore 'gender and development', in other words approaching gender as a social rather than a biological idea. It aims to present an accessible review of the literature on gender and health
The inventory covers documentation from UN organisations, the International Save the Children Alliance and non-governmental organisations
This website highlights updated information about cluster munitions, the Convention on Cluster Munitions(CCM), current initiatives and country specific details. Links are provided to a calendar of events, details of the coalition and related campaign resources. This website is useful for professionals and organisations seeking information about cluster munitions
A peer-reviewed, open access publication of articles relevant to epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and management of occupational and environmental diseases. It also covers work-related injury and illness, accident and illness prevention, health promotion, health education, the establishment and implementation of health and safety standards, monitoring of the work environment, and the management of recognized hazards. The aim is specifically to address those diseases associated with petrochemical and oil industries.
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"WHO works with partners - governmental and nongovernmental - around the world to raise the profile of the preventability of road traffic injuries and promote good practices related to helmet and seat-belt wearing, not drinking and driving, not speeding and being visible in traffic." This website describes global and national road safety initiatives, and provides links to related publications, multimedia, and events. It is useful to anyone interested in road traffic injuries and road safety
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