Multi-Sectoral Responses to Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Published: 11/15/2018. This eight-page issue brief illustrates the opportunities the 2030 Agenda provides to accelerate integrated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) responses, including promoting greater multi-sectoriality in the AMR response. It details how the complexity and multidimensionality of AMR, and the One Health approach that governments have committed to advancing, require greater coordination, stronger governance, and more effective partnerships. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disaster Preparedness to Reduce Anxiety and Post-Disaster Stress
Source: United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). Published: 11/16/2018. This 13-page report focuses on disaster mental health preparedness, which is a significant reduction method to protect individuals from detrimental psychological effects arising from disasters. The first section of the report focuses specifically on disaster mental health preparedness. The second section focuses on the available evidence looking at the impact of interventions. The third section looks at people with pre-existing disabilities, including mental health conditions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Malta to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues: 3-7 July 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2017. This 29-page report summarizes a country visit to Malta jointly carried out by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety from July 3-7, 2017. The overall aim of the visit was to assist the country in the further development and implementation of its national policies and strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a One Health perspective. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protocol: Proof-of-Principle Antimicrobial Resistance Routine Diagnostics Surveillance Project (PoP Project)
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2018. This 72-page protocol provides the project coordination team with detailed information for the implementation of the Proof-of-Principle routine diagnostics project for antimicrobial resistance surveillance (PoP project), including methods, standard operating procedures, and expected outputs of the project. As a result of the project, baseline data on the main pathogens causing blood stream infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns will become available, providing clinicians with information needed to make antibiotic treatmen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2017
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 6/2018. This 143-page report describes antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network from nine countries in the World Health Organization European Region – Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey – and Kosovo. The aim of the report is to provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening their n...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving Global Public Health Through Data Sharing
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 7/2018. This 17-minute podcast discusses how sharing surveillance data can improve global public health, and help prevent or mitigate the effect of infectious diseases. Equitable data sharing includes working toward more equitable sharing of the public health benefits that data sharing brings, and requires the engagement of those providing the data, those interpreting and using the data generated by others, those facilitating the data-sharing process, and those deriving and contributing to the benefit. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School Feeding Interventions in Humanitarian Responses
Source: United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). Published: 8/24/2018. This 18-page report examines what outcomes school feeding interventions aim to achieve in humanitarian response, and what evidence there is that they have achieved them. It discusses what the evidence is of the added value (or not) of school feeding when combined and compared with other social protection programs, e.g. cash transfers; and how, when responding to natural disasters or economic or political shocks, relationships with governments from the national to the local level are key to successful school feeding programs. (PDF...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS): Second Edition
Source: RAND Corporation. Published: 11/2018. This 145-page document, the second edition of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program, provides updates and implementation guidance based on two decades of using CBITS nationally. CBITS is designed for use with groups of students who have experienced significant traumatic experiences and are suffering from related emotional or behavioral problems, particularly symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. It focuses primarily on three goals: decreasing current symptoms related to trauma exposure, building skills for handling stress and anxiety...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agent Orange: Actions Needed to Improve Accuracy and Communication of Information on Testing and Storage Locations
Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Published: 11/2018. This 103-page report examines information the federal government has about the procurement, distribution, use, and disposition of Agent Orange, and Department of Defense and Veterans Administration efforts to make available information about where Agent Orange and its components were tested and stored. It also discusses challenges associated with Agent Orange testing, and makes six recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 11 (2018)
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 11/2018. This 714-page book examines peer-reviewed scientific reports concerning associations between various health outcomes and exposure to the dioxin TCDD and other chemicals in the herbicides used in Vietnam that were published between September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2017, and integrates this information with the previously established evidence database. TCDD, the most toxic form of dioxin, was an unintended contaminant generated during the production of the herbicide 2,4,5-T and was present in Agent Orange and some other formulations sprayed in Vietnam. The book...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 11/2018. The information in this 164-page report provides guidance, inspiration, and motivation to countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe that are building or strengthening their national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. The high percentages of resistance and the resistance profiles in this report strongly support the global call for action, and emphasize the importance of good clinical practice in slowing the further development of AMR. Using surveillance data to initiate and monitor AMR control efforts in clinical settings and ra...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/14/2018. The results presented in this 108-page report are based on antimicrobial resistance data from invasive isolates reported to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) by 30 European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries in 2018 (data referring to 2017), and on trend analyses of data reported by the participating countries for the period 2014 to 2017. High levels of resistance remain in the EU/EEA for several bacterial species –antimicrobial group combinations. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems: Real Experiences and Practical Applications
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/14/2018. These presentation slides are from a one-hour, 30-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) that provides information about the history of the hospital incident command system (HICS), its features and structure, and how to use it. Speakers discuss the Bellevue Hospital ’s response and recovery using HICS during Hurricane Sandy, HCA Healthcare's Enterprise Preparedness and Emergency Operations (EPEO) program, and H...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Note: Responding to Sexual Violence Against Males and Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Published: 9/2018. This 16-page guidance note raises awareness on violence that is perpetrated against men and boys during humanitarian crises, and offers direction for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and partner protection staff, gender and gender-based violence focal persons, community representatives, and other concerned parties working in the Ethiopia context, on how to engage men and boys in sexual and gender-based violence prevention efforts. It discusses how the meaningful engagement of men and boys in community discussions, meetings, ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) Industry Day
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 10/31/2018. This web page provides presentations from BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) Industry Day, which was held on October 29-30, 2018. Topics focused on medical countermeasures against serious public health threats, and included Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats; Influenza and Emerging Infectious Diseases; Perspectives in Pandemic Influenza Preparedness; and Emergency Use Authorizations. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protection and Security Before, During, and After Insecticide Use
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 11/2018. This training package contains a series of training videos for vector control program workers in the Region of the Americas. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Chagas disease have become important public health problems; the successful use of pesticides depends on their appropriate use in controlling these diseases. These videos cover personal protective measures and biosafety (before, during, and after insecticide fogging); operation, calibration, and maintenance of public health equipment u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spaces in Between: Providing Contraception Across the Arc of Crisis
Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC). Published: 11/8/2018. This seven-page report details the need to deliver contraception in the “spaces in between” in humanitarian settings – where traditional approaches to health system strengthening are inadequate. As the number of people in humanitarian settings grows, there is a critical need for practical examples of how to effectively deliver contraception at every stage of crisi s, from emergency preparedness to emergency response and recovery. The report is a synthesis of approaches that have worked and, if replicated and taken to scale, can meet the ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delivering Supplies When Crisis Strikes: Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Published: 11/12/2018. This 64-page report details how the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) responds to emergencies in some of the world ’s poorest countries, delivering sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety, and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reache d with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. (PDF) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 National Preparedness Report
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 11/14/2018. This 62-page report, the seventh edition of the annual report, offers practical insights into preparedness to support decisions about program priorities, resource allocation, and community actions. It evaluates progress and challenges that individuals and communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of government have faced in preparedness. The 2018 edition presents a revised approach that includes an in-depth analysis of five core capabilities that have been identified in past National Preparedness Reports ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Document on Evaluating and Expressing Uncertainty in Hazard Characterization: Second Edition 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/2018. This 184-page document provides guidance on quantitative approaches to evaluating and expressing uncertainty in hazard characterization for assessing the human health risk of chemicals, resulting in a harmonized approach to addressing the uncertainty in the final outcome of a hazard characterization. It largely focuses on how to quantitatively evaluate uncertainties in current assessment practices. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implementation of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: July 2014-August 2016
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Published: 2/2018. This 46-page document reports on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and the seven member countries that are recipients of grants under the 2013 −2016 PIP Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan. During 2014−2016, the countries have shown progress in putting in place both hard and soft infrastructure and in building systems that address local needs and could be sustained over time for influenza surveillance and pandemic preparednes s. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Programming in Access-Constrained Environments: Practical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2018. This 172-page document provides guidance about programming in access-constrained environments, which is an approach used in settings where regular management and supervision practices of humanitarian aid are compromised, necessitating the transfer of management and monitoring responsibilities to those who have access. It can be used to address the need to protect and improve the lives and health of crisis-affected people. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of the Union Myanmar: Mission Report: 3-9 May, 2017
Discussions and recommendations are provided in chapters about Prevent, Detect, Respond, and Other IHR-Related Hazards and Points of Entry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of South Sudan: Mission Report 15-20 October, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2018. This 68-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on October 15-20, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of South Sudan using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. The report presents recommendations and priority actions that resulted from joint discussions between the external experts and their South Sudanese counterparts on the needs and interests of animal, human, and environmental health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sixth Stakeholder ’s Meeting to Review the Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Published: 3/2018. This 22-page document is the summary report of the sixth stakeholder ’s meeting to review the implementation of the International Health Regulations [‎2005]‎ held in Amman, Jordan, on December 5-7, 2017. Meeting objectives included introducing approaches to conduct joint external evaluation in countries under conflict; and sharing several scenarios of public h ealth events with potential international concern, including risk assessment and notification to the World Health Organizaion by using the Annex II of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of South Africa: Mission Report: 27 November-1 December, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2018. This 88-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on November 27 to December 1, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of South Africa using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. For most of the technical areas, there is developed, demonstrated, and in some instances, sustainable capacity, with competent and committed staff. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of Australia: Mission Report, 24 November-1 December, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2018. This 94-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on November 24 to December 1, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of Australia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. Australia has developed a comprehensive system of capabilities and functions to prepare, detect, and respond to health security threats and has fully implemented the necessary legislation to implement the IHR. The country has demonstrated strong regional and global leadership in IHR (2005) implementation. (PDF) ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Indonesia: Mission Report: 20-24 November, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2018. This 100-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on November 20-24, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of Indonesia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. The JEE process is of particular importance to a nation facing a complex array of challenges, and provides an opportunity for Indonesia to identify strengths, address challenges, and demonstrate further leadership. The report includes three overarching recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research Evidence in the Humanitarian Sector: A Practice Guide
Source: Evidence Aid. Published: 10/2018. This 52-page guide was created to help readers make the best use of research evidence when they are in a humanitarian emergency or when they are planning for the next emergency. It will help find and use evidence on interventions, actions, and strategies that might help make informed choices and decisions. It seeks to foster demand for research evidence from wider audiences in the humanitarian sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting
Source: Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). Published: 11/9/2018. This web page provides information about and presentations from the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting held on November 6-8, 2018, in Bali, Indonesia, to advance global partnership on global health security. The final declaration called on all participating countries to intensify their efforts in the reduction of capacity gaps between countries in the prevention, detection, and response of infectious diseases threats, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate, and other public health emergencies in their respective region...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

External Quality Assessment of Laboratory Performance: European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2018. This 25-page report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017. A total of 893 laboratories participated in the EQA exercise. Six bacterial strains were used: Acinetobacter baumannii complex, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption: 2016-2018 Early implementation
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 11/2018. This 127-page report presents 2015 data on the consumption of systemic antibiotics from 65 countries and areas, contributing to the understanding of how antibiotics are used in these countries. It also documents early efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) and participating countries to monitor antimicrobial consumption, describes the WHO global methodology for data collection, and highlights the challenges and future steps in monitoring antimicrobial consumption. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Importance of Vector Abundance and Seasonality
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2018. This 48-page joint European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control-European Food Safety Authority report assesses whether vector count data (abundance) and the way these change throughout the year (seasonality) can provide useful information about vector-borne diseases epidemiological processes of interest, and therefore, whether resources should be devoted to collecting such data. It also summarizes what measures of abundance and seasonality can be collected for each vector group (mosquitoes, sandflies, midges, and t...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minimum Standards for Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/8/2018. The minimum standards in this 116-page document aim to ensure that the emergency programming of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and National Societies provides dignity, access, participation, and safety for all people affected by disasters and crises. The document provides practical guidance on how to mainstream these four principles in all sectors, based on a consideration of gender, age, disability, and other diversity factors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare: 2018
Source: U.S. Army Borden Institute. Published: 3/2018. This book, updated in March 2018, addresses many facets of biodefense research, preparedness, and consequence management related to biological warfare. Individual chapters are devoted to understanding the pathogenesis and disease progression associated with bacterial and viral biothreat agents, such as Bacillus anthracis, Ebola virus, and intoxications by toxins such as ricin. These chapters highlight the current state of science for these agents and toxins, and underscore the importance of pursuing basic science interests in these arenas, and maintaining a core pool ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiological Accident in Chilca
Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Published: 7/2018. This 132-page report was written at the request of the Peruvian authorities, who asked for assistance in relation to the radiological accident that occurred during non-destructive testing using a nuclear radioactive source in the district of Chilca, Peru, on January 11, 2012. The report gives a detailed account and analysis of the event, as well as the actions taken in order to assist organizations responsible for radiation protection, source safety, and emergency preparedness and response in identifying lessons to be learned that may help to prevent si...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Inclusive Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Getting It Right
Source: ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. Published: 11/8/2018. This one-hour, eight-minute webinar reviews new legislation, crafted by inclusive disability disaster advocates with U.S. Senate leaders, led by Sen. Bob Casey. The legislation focuses on analyzing the responses to disasters of the past five years and determining how best to include individuals with disabilities and those who are aging in the preparation, response, and recovery process from the start. Protection of civil rights and ensuring the voices of on-the-ground stakeholders are key components of the legislation. (Video or Multimed...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook: Version 1.0
Source: Oregon State University. Published: 11/2018. This 124-page document provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning in the context of existing tribal priorities, builds on the ongoing climate-related work in tribal communities, and directly considers the unique issues facing Indigenous communities. It discusses how climate change stands to affect tribal sovereignty and self-determination, tribal culture, and the community and human health of Indigenous peoples. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics Post-Disaster Considerations for Pediatricians in Practice
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 11/2018. This four-page resource was developed to support pediatricians in recovering after an emergency or a disaster. It provides tips in categories that include Disaster Preparedness, When a Disaster is Pending, and First 48 Hours After a Disaster. It also provides guidance lists to review for Communications, Staffing, Space, Vaccines, Family and Community Recovery, and Self-Care. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contingency Planning for Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response: Guidelines for Ports
Source: United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Published: 11/2018. This 75-page document from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency provides guidelines for harbor authorities and oil handling facilities in relation to oil pollution. It provides guidance from the Nature Conservation Agencies, Environmental Regulator, and Fisheries Departments, and recommends a quantified and risk-based approach to contingency planning. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions: Compassionate Use of Ebola Vaccine in the context of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 11/2018. This five-page document provides answers to 13 questions about the compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine in the outbreak in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including why the vaccine is not given to everyone in the Ebola outbreak area. It also provides a page of sources for additional information. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness in School: How to Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover in the Face of Emergencies and Disasters
Source: Community for Accredited Online Schools. Published: 11/2018. This Web page provides a guide that covers different ways everyone in the school community can prepare for various natural disasters and other emergencies to stay safe. It discusses if a school might be at risk of certain natural disasters, and how to get a school prepared for earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorist threats, and active shooter events. It also provides information about several kinds of Emergency Kits for Your Home, School, or Vehicle. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Guidance on Screening and Vaccination for Infectious Diseases in Newly Arrived Migrants Within the EU/EEA (European Union/European Economic Area)
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2018. The main objective of this 85-page guidance is to provide scientific advice, based on an evidence-based assessment of targeted public health interventions, to facilitate effective screening and vaccination for priority infectious diseases among newly arrived migrant populations to the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), including refugees, asylum seekers, and irregular migrants who are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases and may have worse health outcomes than the host population. It is intended to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction: Action-Oriented Key Messages for Households and Schools
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/2018. This Web page and 176-page publication provide practical advice and guidance on the nature of messages and information to share with the public, for use by all institutions with a responsibility for improving the safety of communities at risk, and to mitigate the impact of shocks, hazards, and disasters. It contains revised messages that cover additional hazards, and more details on key issues to be considered for effective disaster preparedness, such as climate change, gender, and inclusion. There is also greater guidance...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategic Approach to Capacity Development for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Vision of Risk-Informed Sustainable Development by 2030
Source: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR). Published: 10/30/2018. This 111-page document seeks to establish among all stakeholders a common understanding of capacity development within the disaster risk reduction (DRR) context. It provides general advice on the capacity development roles and responsibilities of various DRR stakeholders, and high-level guidance in six critical areas of need. It also identifies high-value anchors that key decision-makers and capacity development champions at all levels may pursue at the community, country, regional, and global levels to improv...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trauma Outcomes: Final Environmental Scan Report
Source: National Quality Forum (NQF). Published: 10/30/2018. Despite the magnitude and expense of traumatic injuries, few performance measures address the quality of trauma care. This 33-page environmental scan report identifies 49 performance measures and 238 measure concepts, along with a literature review of risk adjustment, attribution, and data source considerations in developing trauma outcome measures. Results of the scan will serve as a foundation for a measurement framework that will identify measurement gaps in trauma care and provide recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning Support for Learning Outcomes in Conflict-Affected Settings
Source: United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). Published: 10/23/2018. This 11-page report discusses the link between mental health and psychosocial support and social and emotional learning support, and how these interventions can improve the learning outcomes of children during or after conflict situations. It discusses the confusion about the relationship between mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and social and emotional learning (SEL) support, and includes a table mapping MHPSS domains and SEL competencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six Domains of Preparedness
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 10/15/2018. This Web page explains the Six Domains of Preparedness of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, which works to advance these areas so that state and local public health systems are better prepared for emergencies that impact the public's health. The domains are Community Resilience, Incident Management, Information Management, Countermeasures and Mitigation, Surge Management, and Biosurveillance. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health Histories Seminar 111: Zika
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 10/8/2018. This two-hour, eight-minute webinar, presented by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the University of York, considers the challenges to improve scientific and political coordination to enhance the right to health during future epidemic threats; the potential and pitfalls of community-centered responses to the Zika epidemic; and the need to improve social movements ’ participation in science and policy-making process before and during public health emergencies. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
Source: Administration for Children and Families [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (ACF). Published: 10/2018. This six-page fact sheet provides information about trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents, and their parents (or other caregivers) overcome trauma-related difficulties. It is designed to reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses following trauma, including child sexual abuse and other maltreatment, domestic violence, traumatic loss, mass disasters, multiple traumas, and other traumatic events. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news