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Using Participation to Improve Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies: IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)'s MHM Kit
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 02/11/2016 This 33-page case study, published with the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, explores the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies'innovation process in developing and testing a comprehensive relief item to meet more effectively and appropriately the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls in emergencies. To address the multifaceted nature of menstrual hygiene management (MHM), grantees used a kit-based approach, including appropriate sanitary and hygiene items along with training for staff and information ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Advancing the Evidence Base of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health: Using a Quality Improvement Approach in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 04/25/2016 This 18-page baseline evaluation provides information about a research project to bridge the gap between evidence and practice by integrating a quality improvement approach in the implementation of the maternal and newborn health components of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health in the North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, among internally displaced and local populations. The research study period is over two years from July 2015 to June 2017. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Emergencies: A Longitudinal Study of CFS Impact in Zarqa, Jordan
World Vision. 09/16/2016 This six-page summary document provides an overview of the major findings from conducting follow-up data collection from children and caregivers in Zarqa, Jordan, who participated in the previous short-term evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) from February 2014 to June 2014. It suggests interpretations and reflections on these findings to support practice development. The CFS appeared to play a role in supporting and promoting the psychosocial well-being of younger children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Longer-Term Mental Health, Developmental and Systems Impacts of Child Friendly Space Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies
World Vision. 10/03/2016 This 16-page document reports on a three-year collaborative project to document the outcomes and impacts of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) and develop capacity for rigorous evaluation. The project examined the longer-term impact of CFS in three locations: Uganda, Jordan, and Nepal. These longitudinal studies examined the trajectory of children's mental health, well-being, protection, and development, as well as the sustained impact of CFS on strengthening formal and informal systems essential for children's support and protection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding the Performance of Emergency Feeding Programmes: Save the Children's CMAM (Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition) Report
This report discusses the innovation process involved, and emerging lessons for best practices in innovation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community-Based Disaster Mental Health Intervention (CBDMHI): Curriculum Manual for Use with Communities Affected by Natural Disasters in Haiti
University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center. 11/2016 This 74-page document is a curriculum manual for use with communities affected by natural disasters in Haiti to support their mental health. Its intervention objectives are to increase functioning; increase use of coping skills; reduce mental health stigma; increase mental health knowledge/literacy; increase disaster preparedness knowledge and behaviors; increase help-giving behaviors (social support) for disasters generally, and mental health specifically; and increase help-seeking behavior (informal and formal resources) for disasters generally, and menta...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What Potential Is There for Container Based Sanitation and the Social Enterprise in Urban Emergencies?
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 12/2016 This 13-page report discusses the serious challenges to humanitarian response agencies posed by sanitation response for urban emergencies. Urban environments present their own unique setting and often add multiple constraints that can confound response strategies. The report highlights that there are possibilities for new technologies for refugee settings, and recommends further study to build evidence and learning before they can be considered when making technology choices. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Refugees with a Communication Disability and Challenges to Accessing Appropriate Support
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 01/01/2017 This 27-page literature review describes, synthesizes, and summarizes contributions made to the literature in the fields of disability, communication disability, and sexual and gender-based violence, in both humanitarian and non-humanitarian contexts. It discusses the risk of exposure to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) for people with disabilities, SGBV and communication disability, and barriers to accessing services and support. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Review of Evidence Supporting the Sphere Standards
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 03/22/2017 This 42-page review, a collaboration between Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Sphere Project, examines the evidence supporting the Sphere standards. It contributes to the 2018 revision of the Sphere Handbook by providing rigorous analysis of existing evidence and supporting the production of new empirical evidence where appropriate. Its objectives were to analyze and classify Sphere indicators from the water, sanitation, and hygience (WASH), food security, and health action chapters; an...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Celebrating World Refugee Day: Understanding Refugee Experiences and Improving Services
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 06/20/2017 This one-hour course provides current information about refugee arrivals in the U.S., refugee mental health needs, and best practices. Presenters discuss how host communities/service providers need to take trauma and loss into consideration as they support refugees. They also discuss refugee core stressors; highlight the importance of creating trauma-informed, culturally accessible services; and utilize Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R) as an example of an intervention specifically tailored to address the needs of refugees. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires fr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Review of R2HC (Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises)-Funded Ebola Research Projects: Executive Summary
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 11/2016 This 24-page document is the executive summary of an independent review of the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) emergency Ebola Call for Proposals, with the objective of assessing the value of conducting research during a serious health epidemic. The review documented the incentives and challenges of undertaking research during the height of the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis in West Africa; reviewed the outputs of the eight R2HC-funded research projects; and documented key achievements of the initiative, including the utility of the research dur...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Recommended Specimens for Microbiology and Pathology for Diagnosis of Anthrax
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 01/30/2017 This Web page discusses cutaneous, gastrointestinal, inhalation, injection, and meningeal anthrax that can be diagnosed using a combination of microbiology and pathology testing methods. It makes recommendations about specimens that should be collected for any patient with symptoms compatible with anthrax, with or without a confirmed epidemiological link to a known or high risk exposure. It discusses recommended specimens by clinical presentation, and recommended specimens by specimen type. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Healthier, Fairer, Safer: The Global Health Journey 2007-2017
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 72-page report reflects on the trends, achievements, and challenges in global health over the past decade. It discusses the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in dealing with such issues as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, leaps in life expectancy, and emerging threats like climate change and antimicrobial resistance. The section topics include Microbes: Old and New; Good Health Services for All; and Emergencies: Protect and Mitigate. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Libya Water and Sanitation Institutions
United Nations Children's Fund. 01/2017 This 13-page report provides a common and shared understanding of emergency preparedness and response planning processes to help prepare a first draft of a water, sanitation, and health (WASH) emergency preparedness and response plan for Libya. The methodology of developing the plan includes understanding the response essentials; needs assessment and analysis; strategic planning for the top identified hazards; important cross-cutting considerations; and advocacy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Toolkit for the Care and Support of People Affected by Complications Associated with Zika Virus
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This 264-page toolkit has been developed to serve as a model guide, with the goal of enhancing country preparedness for Zika virus outbreaks. It is intended to provide a systems approach involving public health planners and managers, as well as technical and practical guidance for healthcare professionals and community workers. The toolkit includes three manuals to provide countries with tools to effectively recognize people affected by Zika virus and deliver comprehensive care and support: a manual for public health planners and managers, manual for healthcare professionals, and manual f...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Science Forum Webcast
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 06/19/2017 This Web page provides videos and materials from the 2017 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Forum Webcast, held on May 31-June 1, 2017. Topics included FDA Response to Urgent Public Health Needs, Identification and Evaluation of New Biomarkers, and Patient and Consumer Engagement and Communication. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evidence Summary: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 06/19/2017 This 12-page document provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a table of PTSD diagnostic criteria. It discusses its prevalence, risk factors, outcomes and associations with other conditions, and evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including existing therapies to prevent its onset, relieve the symptoms, and lessen the disorder's duration. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evidence Summary: School-Based Violence Prevention Programs
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 06/19/2017 This eight-page document discusses what is meant by school-based violence, how often it occurs, which individuals are involved, and what outcomes result from these behaviors. Topics include the scope of the problem, risk factors for youth violence, impacts of school violence, and evidence-based, school-based violence prevention programs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza: Guidance to the NHS (National Health Service) on Current and Future Preparedness for An Influenza Pandemic
NHS (National Health Service) England. 01/30/2017 This 10-page document informs readers of key documentation from NHS (National Health Service) England, Public Health England (PHE), and the Department of Health (DH) related to pandemic influenza preparedness and response. It describes the current status of relevant guidance, frameworks, and strategies; and provides a strategic overview of work that will be carried out by these organizations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Learning from the Development of a Cross-Sectoral Toolkit For Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management During Humanitarian Emergencies
Imperial College London. 05/17/2017 These presentation slides are from a webinar, sponsored by the Partnership for Child Development at Imperial College London, which discussed the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies Toolkit. The toolkit provides guidance on the assessment and interventions for a cross-sectoral MHM response in emergency contexts. It also discusses the MHM response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, in particular on the recovery period of the disaster in the school sector; lessons learned from the response; and how these insights could be used to improve MHM programming in schools in develo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Publications Portal
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 03/29/2017 This publications database holds every output from the work funded through two programs: Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) and Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC), as well as anything produced or commissioned by Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. It contains publications from gap analyses and peer reviewed journals, to case studies and evaluations, from across the diverse portfolio of work funded in the humanitarian community. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Plan: 2017 Update
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 06/12/2017 This 52-page document describes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approach to protecting human health before, during, and after an influenza pandemic. It highlights both the progress and remaining gaps in preparedness and response capabilities for pandemic influenza. It serves as an update of the 2005 HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan and its interim updates issued in June 2006, November 2006, and January 2009, and sets the course for the next decade. It reinforces critical connections between seasonal and pandemic influenza preparedness and response. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Data Collection Offers Opportunities for Unpacking the Refugee Experience
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 02/2017 This two-page fact sheet provides information about discovering best practices for reaching and helping traumatized refugee children, which involves collaborations between mental health providers and communities. Work with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Core Data Set and other data sets has revealed the enormous potential of data collection to inform the delivery of services to these children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 06/2017 This 120-page report summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop held on December 13-14, 2016, to learn about current national and international efforts to develop the capacity to communicate effectively during times of infectious disease outbreaks, and to explore gaps in the research agenda that may help address communication needs to advance the field. It concludes that by investing in communication capacity, public health and government officials and civil society organizations facing health crises would be prepared to provide advice, information, and reassurance to the...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Emerging Zika Virus
American Society for Microbiology. 07/05/2016 This one-hour, eight-minute webinar focuses on how the speaker's laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. He discusses where the viruses come from, mosquito vectors, areas at risk, and Zika's emergence as a flavivirus. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Spillover: Zika, Ebola and Beyond
American Society for Microbiology. 12/06/2016 This 24-minute discussion focuses on diseases that spill over from animals to humans, what is behind their increase, and what can be done to combat them. The speakers are filmmakers who investigated the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola, and Nipah. They discuss how human behaviors spread diseases, and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NPRSB-NACCD (National Preparedness and Response Science Board-National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters) Joint Youth Leadership Report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 01/04/2017 This 27-page report describes the Future/Youth Leadership Working Group, which was formed to consider the issues and opportunities associated with engaging the nation's youth in early identification and development of next-generation leadership in preparedness, response, and resilience. Considering the issues and opportunities for youth from a range of language and cultural backgrounds, family composition, socioeconomic status, and other factors, the group identified promising practices; highlighted the...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Influenza Viruses
American Society for Microbiology. 01/24/2017 This 19-minute virtual lecture describes the structure of influenza viruses, types of human influenza viruses and their replication in cells, licensed influenza drugs, current influenza vaccines, and the future of influenza vaccines. It discusses where certain viruses came from, antigenic properties of influenza viruses, and antiviral drugs. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Threats, Collaborative Solutions, Combatting Emerging Biothreats: U.S. Agencies Perspectives
American Society for Microbiology. 02/02/2017 This one-hour presentation features program leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and U.S. Agency for International Development who speak about their work in reducing biological threats globally. From the Global Health Security Agenda to the Emerging Pandemic Threats program, this video highlights key programs and policies from each agency's vantage point. Interagency coordination and the future of threat reduction are also discussed. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rx Open: Mapping Pharmacies During Disasters
Healthcare Ready. 05/22/2017 This 58-minute webinar discusses Healthcare Ready's disaster response, and the Rx Open program, which maps the operating status of pharmacies in areas impacted by a disaster. It details how Rx Open works, lessons learned, and case studies, including Hurricanes Sandy and Matthew. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Standards for Public Health Information Services in Activated Health Clusters and Other Humanitarian Health Coordination Mechanisms
World Health Organization. 05/30/2017 This 48-page document, published by Global Health Cluster-Public Health Information Services, is structured around standards for a Public Health Information Services Officer (PHIS). Topics include which public health information services and information products should be expected of an activated health cluster, and who in the cluster should be responsible for different steps in their delivery; how quickly and with what frequency of update each service should be delivered in different crisis scenarios; and what staffing and other resources should be made available to activated health c...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

21st Century Infectious Hazards Management
World Health Organization. 03/01/2017 This introductory level course provides information and tools to better manage disease outbreaks and health emergencies. Three modules provide a set of introductory units on priority infectious hazards management in Africa; a set of cross-cutting issues for managing infectious hazards; and a set of online courses on evolving issues for infectious hazards management. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Pandemic Influenza
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course on pandemic influenza is a source of well-established knowledge and information on activities and interventions related to pandemic flu. The course consists of two modules, and aims to prepare countries and individuals to engage in pandemic influenza preparedness and response to mitigate social and economic risks of influenza pandemic. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Risk Communication
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course aims to build capacity in and disseminate knowledge on pandemic influenza risk communication globally. Four modules cover risk communication and community engagement in the context of pandemic influenza; ways to strengthen pandemic influenza risk communication systems; pandemic influenza risk communication and response; and pandemic influenza recovery and tools for evaluation. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Ebola for Responders
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This introductory course on Ebola for response personnel focuses on multiple response pillars, which are all crucial for and contribute to responding to Ebola outbreaks. These pillars are case management, case finding and contact tracing, safe and dignified burials, and social mobilization and community engagement. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

e-PROTECT Occupational Health and Safety
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This occupational health and safety course covers the basic information needed to protect yourself when deploying to countries with Ebola virus disease. Five modules cover how Ebola is transmitted, what the symptoms are, how it is diagnosed, and what treatments are currently available; infection prevention and control; staff safety, including medical clearance, vaccinations, and other precautions; medical incident management, or what to do if you experience sudden onset of symptoms, if there has been an exposure, or if medical evacuation is needed; and how to carry out debriefing and foll...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Incident Management System
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course is designed to build staff competencies, skills, and knowledge, and to enhance deployment and response capability. Four modules cover the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme and WHO roles in emergencies; Introduction to Emergency Management; the WHO Emergency Response Framework (ERF 2.0); and Incident Management System (IMS) applied in WHO. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Interventions in the Pandemics and Epidemics
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This introductory level course provides the information and tools needed to better manage disease outbreaks and health emergencies. Materials have been originally designed for World Health Organization African region purposes and have references to Africa more than other continents. Topics include Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning; Operationalizing Emergency Response; Global Vaccine Stockpile; and Laboratory Networks to Support Outbreak Surveillance and Response. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Communication Essentials for Member States
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course on communication essentials in public health for Member States aims to provide the knowledge and tools needed to communicate effectively during disease outbreaks and health emergencies. The five modules cover what a single overriding communication objective (SOCO) is and how to develop it; stakeholder analysis and strategies to define a target audience; risk communication framework and ways people perceive risk; developing a story line; and dealing with the media. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course about Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is intended for incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The four modules cover the nature of the virus, its history, and its impact on human health; detection, assessment, and laboratory investigation of the disease; strategies to prevent and control MERS outbreaks in communities, healthcare settings, and animals; and risk communication and community engagement considerations, strategies, and best practice for a MERS outbreak. (Video or Multime...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Zika Virus Disease
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course aims to provide knowledge about communicating effectively about Zika virus disease. The four modules cover Zika virus and related complications; prevention of Zika virus transmission and management of related complications, such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome; risk communication and community engagement activities and strategies for Zika response; and best practices to improve sexual and reproductive health in the context of Zika. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Cholera for Responders
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course is aimed at personnel responding to cholera outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. The four modules cover the basics of the disease: its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment; prevention and control activities in settings with insufficient access to safe water and proper sanitation; epidemiology of the disease and the global outbreak situation; and use of oral cholera vaccines. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UNICEF Cholera Toolkit
United Nations Children's Fund. 03/2017 This Web page provides a video, documents, and resource pages about a toolkit that provides UNICEF staff and partners with practical resources to implement an integrated approach to cholera prevention, preparedness, and response. It addresses water, hygiene and sanitation, health, and communication for development, as well as specific content linked to education, nutrition, child protection, and other relevant sectors. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Conflict Management in Times of Competing Resources and Priorities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/23/2017 This one-hour, 16-minute webinar, co-sponsored by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, discusses resource management and priority setting during infectious disease outbreaks. It identifies the stakeholders involved in epidemic preparedness; the relationship to infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology leaders; areas of limited resources; and the importance of advanced and systematic planning to avoid conflict. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Management of Bloodborne Virus (BBV) Risk in Bomb Blast Victims (Hepatitis B, C and HIV)
United Kingdom Department of Health. 05/23/2017 This two-page document provides guidance on managing the risk of blood-borne viruses (BBVs), such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, in bomb blast victims. Complications of bomb injuries include that implantation of human body projectiles, derived from other victims and from suicide bombers, can occur, and that these projectiles create a potential risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Guidance for Bomb Blast Victims
United Kingdom Department of Health. 05/26/2017 This nine-page document provides guidance on administering antimicrobial prophylaxis to bomb blast victims. It was originally drafted in response to the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22, 2017, recognizing that some of the important characteristics of such events may include pediatric casualties, blast injuries involving embedded metalwork (e.g., nuts, bolts), and large number of victims who originate from regions outside the incident area. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Additional Questions and Flowcharts
American Association of Blood Banks. 02/15/2017 This five-page document provides flowcharts for each of five additional Ebola questions to provide blood donor screening process flow, donor eligibility statements to assist donor historians in the screening process, and relevant links to the Ebola virus guidance. These questions should be asked to evaluate donor risk for Ebola virus infection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola and Marburg Haemorrhagic Fevers: Outbreaks and Case Locations
United Kingdom Department of Health. 05/12/2017 This Web page provides information about incidents and outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg, both viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF). It describes current incidents and outbreaks, the West Africa outbreak 2014 to 2016, linked Ebola outbreaks and cases in other countries (2014 to 2015), Uganda 2014 (Marburg), Democratic Republic of Congo 2014 (Ebola), and a historic map of outbreaks. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cold Weather Plan for England
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides a collection of documents that comprise a plan to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England. Plan documents are Cold Weather Plan for England; Cold Weather Plan: Action Cards for Cold Weather Alert Service; and Cold Weather Plan for England: Cover Letter. The page also provides resources and research information. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015: Zoonotic Influenza
This report provides 2015 data on cases of zoonotic influenza reported worldwide and by European Union/European Economic Area countries. It discusses cases of avian and swine influenza by each type of zoonotic influenza. It provides information on methods, discussion facts, and public health conclusions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news