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The most complete electronic information resource on public health for emergency preparedness and response and complex emergencies. The development and publication of technical information and training materials (books, slides, videos ) is one of the main areas of work that WHO and PAHO have in the area of emergencies and disasters, as are the efforts to disseminate and distribute these

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Educational Handbook For Health Personnel: Chapter 1

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Primary health care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development in the spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.

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Educational Handbook For Health Personnel: Chapter 1

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  • A health system is usually organized at various levels, starting at the most peripheral level, also known as the community level or the primary level of health care, and proceeding through the intermediate (district, regional or provincial) to the central level
  • Educational institutions - one of the support systems for health care activities

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Health Assessment, Planning, Monitoring And Surveillance

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  • In addition, the patient should be issued a health record card (or "Road to Health" card) on which the date, diagnosis, and treatment are recorded
  • Every contact a patient has with the health-care system, whether for curative or preventive services, should be noted on the health

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • High health care bills may sufficiently undermine their economic position to push them further into poverty
  • Health care payments also sometimes displace expenditure for other basic necessities of life (e.g
  • food), because there is only limited ability to pay for the range of household needs.

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Manual Of Epidemiology For District Health Management

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  • A typical team consists of the district health officer, public health nurse, hospital administrator, nutritionist and environmental health officer
  • The health services extend from the community health workers to the hospitals
  • The district hospital may be the main centre for curative health care and is commonly referred to as the first referral

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2. What Cold Chain Equipment Is Used In Health Centres

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  • Different levels of the health care system need different equipment for transporting and storing vaccine and diluent at the correct temperature
  • • Central and regional stores need cold rooms, freezers, refrigerators and cold boxes (for transportation)

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Main Health Programmes

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Export document as PDF file. UNHCR Handbook for Emergencies - Second Edition (UNHCR; 1999; 414 pages) : Using the handbook: Introduction

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • Organizing and operating costs within the health care sector (e.g
  • health care professionals' time, supplies, equipment, power and capital costs)}} 2
  • Costs borne by patients and their families:} direct out-of-pocket expenses} costs patient and family inputs into …

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • Inequalities and inequities in health care: definition and measurement issues
  • Effect of socioeconomic variables and physical access on utilization patterns
  • What impact do different health care systems have upon eligibility, access, take-up, and benefits received by target groups in the population? 3.

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Health Services Organization In The Event Of Disaster

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In 1978 the International Conference on Primary Health Care (Alma-Ata, USSR) declared that, as a central function of the national health system and an integral part of economic and social development, primary health care was the key to achieving that goal.

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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7.2 Health care planning and the demand for health care. Despite the theoretical debate about the existence and nature of the demand for health care and practical difficulties of estimating demand functions, it is possible to build up a picture of demand by analyzing information about both utilization and …

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Chapter 4: Health Care: The State Versus The Market

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- health care has both a consumption and an investment element (i.e. good health yields direct consumption benefits from being healthy, and contributes to greater production and investment) - the costs of health care can be high in relation to income, and ill-health may also affect earning capacity

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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Household expenditure on health care and health-related activities may be a high proportion of total recurrent expenditure within the health sector: in Swaziland it represented 32.4% of the total, in Malawi 31.5% and in Togo 27.8%. In Sri Lanka the wide availability of government health care and limited use of private care resulted in household

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Manual Of Epidemiology For District Health Management

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12.2 Health reports: 12.3 Suggested length of reports: CHAPTER 13. Epidemiology and District Health Planning: 13.1 Primary health care and district planning: 13.2 Health plans: 13.3 Present health situation: 13.4 Developing district priorities: 13.5 High-risk groups: 13.6 Improving the provision of health care: 13.7 Estimating access: 13.8

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Handbook On War And Public Health

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  • Chapter 7 - THE HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM: I
  • HEALTH PROBLEMS: 1.1 Increased Needs: 1.2 The Distinction between "Wants" and "Needs" 2
  • LEVELS OF HEALTH CARE: 2.1 Structural Levels: 2.2 Health-Care Providers: II
  • PRIMARY HEALTH-CARE STRATEGY: 1

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The Sphere Project

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Health care services standard 1: appropriate medical care. Emergency health care for disaster-affected populations is based on an initial assessment and data from an ongoing health information system, and serves to reduce excess mortality and morbidity through appropriate medical care.


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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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Publication Series - Health Policy Unit: Acknowledgements: Preface: Chapter 1: Health Economics and its Contribution to Health Planning: Chapter 2: Economic Development and Health: Chapter 3: Financing Economic and Health Development: Chapter 4: Health Care: the State versus the Market: Chapter 5: Demand, Supply and the Price System

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Maternity Care In District Health Systems

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The results of progress in maternal health care in China have been even more dramatic, the maternal mortality rate dropping from 1500 before 1949 to about 50 per 100 000 births in 1982. In Cuba, where maternal and child health care has been one of the priorities since the National Health Service was started in 1961, the maternal mortality rate

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Healthy Villages

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Providing health care: 10.1 Establishing community health care programmes: 10.2 Factors that influence the type of health care that people seek: 10.3 Encouraging and sustaining the use of health services: 10.4 Immunization of children: 10.4.1 Overcoming barriers to immunization: 10.4.2 Making immunization safe: 10.5 Groups with special health

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Mitigation Of Disasters In Health Facilities: Volume 1

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  • INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION
  • Titles in this series: Disaster Mitigation Guidelines for Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean
  • Mitigation of Disasters in Health Facilities: Evaluation and Reduction of Physical and Functional Vulnerability (four volumes): Volume I

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • Health care systems are not simple productive units
  • They are highly complex, dynamic mechanisms, using a wide range of different resources, in a multiplicity of ways
  • They produce many different types of output simultaneously, and sometimes even unintentionally.

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • Government health care charges: is equity being abandoned? A discussion paper (Gilson) Spring 1988
  • Community health workers: policy and practice in national programmes
  • A review with selected annotations (Walt) Spring 1988
  • Health economics for developing countries: A survival kit (Mills, Gilson) Summer 1988

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Basic Newborn Resuscitation: A Practical Guide

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Advanced procedures can be introduced in a health care institution if the following criteria are met: (a) trained staff with the necessary equipment and supplies are available; (b) at least two skilled persons are available to carry out the resuscitation; (c) there are sufficient deliveries for …


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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • Evaluation and Planning Centre for Health Care EPC
  • EPC Publication Number 17, Summer 1988 (Reprinted December 1996) ISSN 0267-5994
  • Health Policy Unit (Previously, Evaluation & Planning Centre for Health Care) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Keppel Street (Gower Street

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Basic Maternity Care

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  • At all levels of the health care system - community, health centre and hospital - people should have the appropriate knowledge and skills to manage normal pregnancies and deliveries and to detect,] manage and/or refer high-risk cases and complications
  • All pregnant women should have a minimum of four antenatal visits (at least 20 minutes


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Educational Handbook For Health Personnel: Chapter 2

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  • Some definitions 1.1 Education is defined as a process developed for bringing about changes in the student's behaviour.At the end of a given learning period there should be a greater probability that types of behaviour regarded as desirable will appear; other types of behaviour regarded as undesirable should disappear.
  • 1.2 The educational objectives define the desired types of

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • For similar reasons water supply and education (school-building) are favoured among health-related activities
  • This capital bias is hard to reconcile with policies emphasizing Primary Health Care
  • The distribution of health aid between regions and countries does not correspond to need
  • Bilateral aid is often frankly political.

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Natural Disasters

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  • Disaster-created needs for food, shelter, and primary health care are usually not total
  • Even displaced people often salvage some of the basic necessities of life
  • Furthermore, people generally recover quickly from their immediate shock and spontaneously engage in search and rescue, transport of the injured, and other private relief activities.


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The Sphere Project

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  • Chapter 5: Minimum Standards in Health Services: Introduction: 1
  • Control of Communicable Diseases: 4
  • Human Resource Capacity and Training: Appendix 1: Select Bibliography: Appendix 2: Sample Checklist for Initial Health Assessment: Appendix 3: Sample Weekly Surveillance Reporting Forms


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Manual Of Epidemiology For District Health Management

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13.1 Primary health care and district planning: 13.2 Health plans: 13.3 Present health situation: 13.4 Developing district priorities: 13.5 High-risk groups: 13.6 Improving the provision of health care: 13.7 Estimating access: 13.8 Estimating coverage: 13.9 Developing the district health plan: 13.10 Evaluating progress: 13.11 Summary of

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • For instance, if primary health care is part of a district health care budget, funds may be retained in the hospital
  • If primary health care has its own programme and budget, then managers can make sure that primary health care obtains an adequate share of total resources

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Public Health And Chemical Incidents

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  • Ensure sufficient specialist health care Establish a comprehensive national public health function and structure
  • Chemical incident management is only one of a number of functions that can be performed by public health staff
  • These can include the control and management of outbreaks of infectious diseases, food poisoning, various aspects of

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Guidelines For Treatment Or Referral Of Severe Anemia In

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It is important that primary health care providers are able to recognize these cases and treat or refer individuals with severe anemia. The training and supervision of this activity in primary health care settings becomes a priority activity when the prevalence of severe anemia in population groups (e.g., pregnant women) exceeds 2%.

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Hospitals For War Wounded: APPENDICES: APPENDIX 1. LIST OF

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The following list of consumable surgical supplies covers the needs for the initial treatment, the range of surgical interventions and the post-operative nursing management (including follow-up outpatient care) of wounded patients as described in the preceding chapters.


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Natural Disasters

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Because of the variety and cost of mitigation activities, priorities for implementing these measures must be established. In the health sector, this is the function of the national health disaster management program, working with experts in such areas as health and public policy, public health, hospital administration, water systems, engineering, architecture, planning, education, etc.


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Coping With Natural Disasters: The Role Of Local Health

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  • Alma-Ata 1978: Primary health care
  • Report of the International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR, 6-12 September 1978
  • Geneva, World Health Organization, 1978 (“Health for All” Series, No
  • Guide to sanitation in natural disasters

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Mental Health In Emergencies: WHO Resource Materials

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The following list of WHO resource materials covers: (i) mental health documents that are likely relevant to all populations whether or not exposed to extreme stressors and (ii) specific mental health documents relevant to populations exposed to extreme stressors.

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Rapid Health Assessment Protocols For Emergencies

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  • Rapid health assessment protocols for emergencies
  • Health services needs and demand 5
  • ISBN 92 4 154515 1 (NLM Classification: WA 950) The World Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate its publications, in part or

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Humanitarian Supply Management And Logistics In The Health

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  • 40 World Health Organization (WHO), The New Emergency Health Kit
  • The standard kit consists of two parts: a basic unit and a supplementary unit
  • The basic unit includes indispensable drugs and medical supplies and equipment for primary health care, and can be used by primary health care workers with limited training.

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Establishing A Mass Casualty Management System

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  • The Pan American Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate, in part or in full this publication
  • Inquiries should be addressed to the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program, Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd St., N.W., Washington, D.C
  • 20037, U.S.A.; Fax (202) 775-4578

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The Management Of Nutrition In Major Emergencies: Annex 9

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  • 5.1 Identify relevant available preventive health services and primary health care (community-based) programmes, the response capacity, and where they need strengthening 5.2 Assess the adequacy of nutrition, food safety and food aid components of these activities, the response capacity, and where they need strengthening

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • • primary health care • health services management • refugee health care
  • The Centre has close working links with similar groups in developing countries
  • EPC is an independent research unit within the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Health Economics For Developing Countries: A Survival Kit

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  • Sharing the costs of providing a particular type of health care between the patient and agencies such as the provider of care and the employer of the patient
  • The quantity of goods or services that consumers wish and are able to buy at a given price in a given period.

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Mitigation Of Disasters In Health Facilities: Volume 1

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Health facilities play a very significant role in the mitigation of disasters because of their particular function in treating the injured and handling outbreaks of disease. Geriatric and psychiatric hospitals are less critical relatively speaking, except when their installations are damaged or when there is a great psychological impact on

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Clinical Management Of Survivors Of Rape

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The health care service must make preparations to respond thoroughly and compassionately to people who have been raped. The health coordinator should ensure that health care providers (doctors, medical assistants, nurses, etc.) are trained to provide appropriate …

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