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Promoting the growth of children : what works

FAVIN, Michael

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This manual is part four of the World Bank's nutrition toolkit. It aims to help with the design and supervision of effective and feasible nutrition projects and project components and to carry out comprehensive analysis of sectoral and policy issues affecting food consumption and nutrition

Building for health care: a guide for health planners and architects of first and second level facilities


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This report looks at the different issues and actions involved in implementing a health care project in Southern Africa. It is divided into 11 sections: 1) introduction; 2) project inception, available infrastructure, needs assessment, civil works and operational costs; 3) project organization, management, planning, and implementation; 4) project brief, including: aims, planning study results, sites, equipment and components, master plans, norms, accommodation and costs, departmental planning policies, operational policy statement, building construction, budget costs, activity schedules, and design brief; 5) hospital design using specific principles and dimensions for different departments; 6) engineering; 7) costs management during construction; 8) planning of health equipment; 9) commissioning; 10) project evaluation; and 11) mistakes and how to avoid them. [Publisher's abstract].

Humanitarian responses to mass violence perpetrated against vulnerable populations

October 1995

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Multidisciplinary review linking three areas of legitimate enquiry for practitioners of medicine and public health. The first is occurrences of mass violence or genocide perpetrated against vulnerable populations, with a focus on the failure of national and international mechanisms to prevent and predict such violence. The second is evolving concepts of national sovereignty and an emerging framework in which the imperative to assist vulnerable populations supersedes the state's right to self-determination. The last is how medical, public health, and other systems of surveillance and rapid assessment of mass violence can accelerate public awareness and faciltate structured, consistent political decision making to prevent mass violence and to provide humanitarian assistance