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Heavy Drinking Is the Biggest Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Says
Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking. According to an analysis of more than 1 million people—the largest study of its kind to date—scientists say that heavy alcohol use is the biggest modifiable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset forms of the disease. The findings, which are published in The Lancet Public Health, came as a shock to the researchers involved. “We hypothesized that alcohol would play some role, but I don’t think anyone expected the size of the effect to be so large,&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus – China
On 14 February 2018, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus. This is the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N4) infection to be reported worldwide. (Source: WHO Avian Influenza)
Source: WHO Avian Influenza - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pan Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria
World Health Organization. 12/2017 This course is for clinicians who will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. It discusses how to recognize patients with respiratory diphtheria, and give antitoxin and antibiotics safely to appropriate patients. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cholera: Revised Cholera Kits and Calculation Tool
World Health Organization. 11/2017 This course details how to gain a basic understanding of the World Health Organization Revised Cholera Kits, which are made up of an Investigation Kit, Laboratory Materials, three Treatment Kits (community, periphery, and central) and a Hardware Kit. It also includes a demonstration of the Cholera Kit Calculation Tool, which shows the tool's main features and how it can be used to estimate how many kits to order for any given context. (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 - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia:Pro-Poor Agenda Gets Boost Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
[Observer] Liberia's support in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) received commendation from Dr. Alex Gasasira, the World Health Organization's representative in Liberia, during a presentation of medical supplies to the Ministry of Health yesterday in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO: Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017
Measles cases in Europe quadrupled in 2017 from the record low seen on the continent in 2016, the World Health Organization reports this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Removing globally-used anxiety drug from recycled and wastewater at low cost
(University of Johannesburg) Researchers can now remove the anxiety drug Diazepam from recycled water and wastewater, using low-cost titanium dioxide nanofibers. First marketed as Valium, Diazepam is available in hundreds of brands. The drug is one of three benzodiapezines in the World Health Organisation list of essential medicines, but is also widely abused as an addictive prescription drug. In cities running out of water, removing pharmaceuticals from wastewater in a simple, low cost way is becoming a priority. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA)
World Health Organization. 05/30/2017 This course introduces the concept of pandemic influenza severity assessment and covers its required steps, from choosing data to using, reporting, and communicating severity estimates. It describes why assessing influenza severity is important; when and how to assess influenza severity; how to communicate severity assessment findings; and how to contribute to a global influenza severity assessment. (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 - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Burden, characteristics and process of care among the pediatric and adult trauma patients in Botswana's main hospitals - Mwandri MB, Hardcastle TC.
BACKGROUND: Botswana is notable among countries with high rates of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC); like many other lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), it lacks trauma systems. The World Health Organization recommends 'Essential Trauma Care' in countries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Namibia:Angelika Muharukua Maternity Waiting Home to be Launched
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services, the World Health Organisation and the European Union will tomorrow launch the Angelika Kazetjindire Muharukua maternity waiting home at Opuwo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a 400% increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah BoseleyHealth editor Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 300% across Europe
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a four-fold increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Measles cases ‘rebounded’ in Europe last year, warns WHO
Europe experienced a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017, compared to previous year, the World Health Organization has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria:Seven in Ten Deaths Caused By Non Communicable Diseases - WHO
[Premium Times] About seven in ten deaths annually are caused by Non Communicable Diseases, NCD, the World Health Organisation has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Seven in Ten Deaths Caused By Noncommunicable Diseases - WHO
[Premium Times] About seven in ten deaths annually are caused by Non Communicable Diseases, NCD, the World Health Organisation has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Give Women More Time to Give Birth, Make Choices - WHO Give Women More Time to Give Birth, Make Choices - WHO
Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria
The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Lassa Fever Rodents Epidemics Protective Clothing and Gear World Health Organization Nigeria Africa Source Type: news

More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria
At least 43 people have died and 450 people are ill in a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs
[WHO] Members of the new World Health Organization Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women being pushed into unnecessary C-sections, WHO says
Women are being pushed into unnecessary C-sections because they are not given enough time to give birth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Evidence used in new WHO guideline on intrapartum care for a positive birth experience
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendationsto establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions.Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use of interventions that were previously only used to avoid risks or treat complications, such as oxytocin infusion to speed up labour or caesarean sections.“We want women to give birth in a safe environment with skilled birth attendants in well-equipp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New guidelines on global care standards during childbirth issued by UN health agency
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)  has issued new guidelines on global care standards throughout labour and immediately after childbirth aimed at reducing the use of needless and potentially harmful routine clinical and medical interventions. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Health chiefs draw up list of 10 viruses
The World Health Organization has released its annual list of lethal pathogens that research should be fast-tracked for. It comes amid mounting fears of a global pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give women more time to give birth, make choices: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

World Health Organization: 142nd Session of the Executive Board
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This Web page provides information, materials, and videos from the 142nd session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, held on January 22-27, 2018. It provides links to the agenda, and to documentation that includes reports on Public Health Preparedness and Response; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits. (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 - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting Health in Europe from Climate Change: 2017 Update
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 11/2017 This 85-page document is the 2017 update of a 2008 publication, andaims to raise awareness and motivate readers to take and support action to protect health from climate change. It outlines the health effects of climate change, focusing on the World Health Organization European Region; sets out how health benefits can be created through mitigation; and proposes a championing role for the health sector: leading by example in mitigation and adaptation action. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus and Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases: The European Emergency Risk Communication Challenge; A Response Guide
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 09/2017 This 46-page manual and the associated app are designed to assist public health authorities in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region communicate in response to possible outbreaks of the Zika virus, and other mosquito-borne diseases. The main objective of the guide is to enable European countries to learn from the experience of other regions on how to communicate about Zika, and apply these lessons to the European context. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - WHO Moves to Contain Outbreak
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) is scaling up its response to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever
The World Health Organization says an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO/ICRC Technical Meeting for Global Consensus on Triage, 11-12 January 2017: Meeting Report
World Health Organization. 02/11/2018 This seven-page document summarizes a meeting co-convened in January 2017 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to discuss the current science of triage, including pre-hospital and facility-based triage during both routine operations and extraordinary/surge situations. The meeting also included a review of existing triage tools, and development of a consensus-based triage framework for both routine operations and surge situations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio-Free Certificate May Be Secured By 2019 - WHO
[This Day] Uyo -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed optimism that a Polio-free certification could be granted Nigeria by 2019 if no Wild Polio virus is detected in any area of the country within the period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Breakthrough As Health Workers Can Now Transport Vaccines Without Fridges
[East African] The World Health Organisation has approved the first carrier that doesn't require vaccine freezing during transport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2018 Annual Review of the Blueprint List of Priority Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/08/2018 This Web page provides the 2018 List of Priority Diseases, which include Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Zika virus. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for these diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury contamination
(Duke University) A Duke-led study has found high levels of mercury and methylmercury in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in Senegal. Nearly every sample collected from four mining villages contained mercury levels at least ten times higher than World Health Organization and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Tanzania:New Plan to Boost Health Info Systems
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government on Wednesday signed a health data collaborative communique with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and development partners group with a focus to support the plans to improve the quality of health data and health information systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Supporting nurse mentors to reduce the barriers to implementing alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in primary care
Conclusion This project indicates that by supporting nurse mentors in leading on the implementation of IBA there is potential for reducing alcohol-related harm within the existing resources of the surgery. This could support primary care in the practical implementation of an evidence based cost effective intervention which has experienced patchy uptake. References 1 Her Majesty’s Government (2012) The Government’s Alcohol Strategy -2012 2 House of Commons Health Committee, 29012, Government’s Alcohol Strategy 3 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2012) Alcohol-use disorders: prevention Guid...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Suicides Spiked After Robin Williams ’ Death, Study Says
Widespread media coverage may have contributed to a 10% increase in suicides following Robin Williams’ highly publicized death, according to a new study. In the four months after Williams’ death by suicide in August 2014, CDC data revealed that there were 18,690 deaths by suicide in the U.S. — significantly more than the 16,849 suicides that past data and trends would have predicted for that time period, according to an analysis published Wednesday in PLOS ONE. “When you looked at the data, you didn’t need statistics to see that something happened,” says study author David Fink, a docto...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime public health Research Suicide Source Type: news

Vaccination in Humanitarian Emergencies: Implementation Guide
World Health Organization. 07/2017 This 80-page guide outlines the essential steps to consider when implementing a vaccination intervention in the context of a humanitarian emergency. It is applicable for acute and protracted emergency situations, including at the onset of the emergency situation, in the midst of an emergency, as well as in the pre-emptive or post-emergency/stabilization phases. It identifies the suitable vaccination delivery strategies in different types of emergencies to increase access to the most vulnerable populations and maintain equitable access to vaccinations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Accessing Affordable and Timely Supply of Vaccines for Use in Humanitarian Emergencies: The Humanitarian Mechanism
World Health Organization. 05/18/2017 This eight-page document provides information about the Humanitarian Mechanism, which sets forth requirements for vaccine supply in emergencies, elements for effective and efficient vaccine procurement in emergencies, and a modality for management of requests aligned with the mechanism. It outlines the principles and features of the mechanism, and the commitments made to date by suppliers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO to Immunise 1.2 Million People Against Yellow Fever in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is set to immunise 1.2 million people against yellow fever in Borno. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Integrating Social Science Interventions in Epidemic, Pandemic and Health Emergency Response: Report of the Informal Consultation, London, England, 8 June 2017
World Health Organization. 01/2018 This 20-page document summarizes a meeting held on June 8, 2017, that was part of a series of activities planned by the World Health Organization to initiate the systematic integration of social science-based intervention in all disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics, and emergency preparedness and response operations. The key goals are to stop epidemics fast and to minimize the avoidable loss of life, illness, and societal and economic disruption. The meeting identified priority research and funding gaps for activities as part of preparedness and operational response. (PDF) (Source:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Checklist for Pandemic Influenza Risk and Impact Management: Building Capacity for Pandemic Response (2018)
World Health Organization. 01/2018 This 59-page checklist, updated in 2018, is a tool to help national authorities to develop or update national pandemic influenza preparedness plans for managing the risk and impact of an influenza pandemic under the guiding principles of the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) framework for Pandemic Influenza Risk Management. It updates and replaces the 2005 WHO Checklist for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning. It includes lessons learned from the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic; and updated WHO guidance on topics related to pandemic influenza and public health emergency planning. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Report of the Meeting on Sustainable Local Production of Influenza Vaccines for Pandemic Preparedness: Synergies with Other International Efforts and Improvement of the Current Tool
World Health Organization. 10/2017 This Web page provides documents from a meeting of stakeholders and experts held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June, 2017, to review each section of the sustainability checklist tool developed to help countries identify and address potential threats to the sustainability of their new production capacity for local influenza vaccines; identify the tool's strengths and weaknesses; and suggest improvements. The meeting also aimed to highlight synergies with other preparedness initiatives and identify opportunities for collaboration. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III): Advancing Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific. 09/2017 This 88-page document details the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III), the common framework to address shared threats as required by the International Health Regulations (2005), or IHR (2005). The framework provides an important collaborative platform for Member States, the World Health Organization, and partners to work together to strengthen preparedness and response to outbreaks and public health emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Operational Guidance on Sharing Influenza Viruses with Human Pandemic Potential (IVPP) Under the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework
World Health Organization. 06/30/2017 This 20-page guidance is intended to help National Influenza Centres (NICs) and H5 Reference Laboratories of the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and other Nationally Authorized Laboratories to select and ship influenza viruses with human pandemic potential to World Health Organization Collaborating Centres of GISRS under the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news