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WHO gravely concerned by deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, Syrian Arab Republic
22 November 2017, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – Seven people have been killed and 42 people injured in Damascus city and surrounding areas in recent days. In eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, local health authorities report that during a 4-day period alone from 14 to 17 November, 84 people were killed, including 17 children and 6 women; and 659 people were injured, including 127 children and 87 women. During the same period, more than 200 surgical operations were conducted in eastern Ghouta’s overwhelmed and under-resourced hospitals. Despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs, life-savin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 22, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Leads in Child Nutrition
[Nation] Children in Kenya are fed the best diets in Africa, according to a World Health Organization report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry
Close-up of a woman hands hold and broke a cigarette. Credit: BigstockBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2017 (IPS)Back in November 2008, the 193-member General Assembly decided, by consensus, to ban smoking and tobacco sales at the UN headquarters in New York: a ruling observed by all affiliated agencies worldwide, including the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) which has severed links with the tobacco industry. But there still remains one holdout: the 187-member International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva whose Governing Body, which meets three times a year, has postponed once again its decision on whe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Has Third Highest Number of Preterm Births
[Guardian] Nigeria is placed third among the ten countries with the highest number of preterm births with 773,600, according to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Second HIV test helps prevent incorrect HIV diagnosis in infants
(PLOS) Confirmatory HIV testing can substantially reduce the number of infants in South Africa who may be falsely diagnosed as HIV-infected and started on unneeded treatment, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Lorna Dunning of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues. Confirmatory testing is recommended by the World Health Organization and South African guidelines, but in many settings, uptake is low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Everyday Violence against Health Workers Takes a Toll —on Us All
November 20, 2017Attacks on health care range from catastrophic to casual. At what cost?During September in Syria, there were10 attacks on health care in 10 days. Air-to-surface missiles sought out and destroyed ambulances and hospitals and killed the people inside them.I follow the news. I ’d read thedevastating report by theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. So I knew that catastrophic attacks like this have escalated and that, in fact, 2016 was the worst year on record for such violence. War is a dangerous time for health workers and their clients, despite the Geneva Convention ’s ban on such cr...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia:Antibiotic Resistance On the Increase
[New Era] Windhoek -Antibiotics are in danger of losing their effectiveness due to over-prescription and dispensing by healthcare professionals, as well as misuse by patients, such as not following the advice of healthcare professionals; overuse in farming and animal husbandry; poor infection control, and a lack of new antibiotics, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:The Embarrassment of Snakebite Deaths
[Guardian] The reports by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that 174 snakebites per 100,000 population are reported per year in Nigeria and that the saw-scaled or carpet viper is responsible for 90 per cent of bites and 60 per cent of deaths is an embarrassment. To some extent, the African cobras and puff adders have also proven to be the cause of mortality and morbidity. In the Benue Valley, where most of these tragedies occur, the incidence of snakebite was found to be 497 per 100,000 persons per year with a mort (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization China Australia Kawaoka, Yoshihiro Source Type: news

Ending TB means investing in R & D
(Burness) This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).   (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis
On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in Moscow, Russia, on eradicating the world's deadliest infectious disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola:Angola Participates in WHO Conference
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is participating on Thursday and Friday in the first Ministerial Conference of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuberculosis, which is taking place in Moscow, Russia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Madagascar plague death toll rises to 171
World Health Organization data also shows the 'medieval disease' has infected 2,119 in the country off the coast of Africa, with scientists worried it has reached 'crisis' point. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wheelchair services and use outcomes: a cross-sectional survey in Kenya and the Philippines - Bazant ES, Himelfarb Hurwitz EJ, Onguti BN, Williams EK, Noon JH, Xavier CA, Garcia FDS, Gichangi A, Gabbow M, Musakhi P, Lee Kirby R.
This study examined the relationship of wheelchair service provision in Kenya and the Philippines and wheelchair-use-related outcomes. METHOD: We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Tanzania:Why Diabetes Still Ruins People's Lives
[Citizen] Warnings have come and gone, such as, "With extra sugar, you eat your way to the grave," or "An apple a day keeps a doctor away," meaning that how we eat and live determines our health. Still, government, experts and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have continued warning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance is ‘ crisis we cannot ignore, ’ UN warns, calling for responsible use of these medicines
As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children, new research suggests
Study examining the impact of breastfeeding support programmes shows 54% reduction in eczema for children involvedBreastfeeding could reduce the risk of eczema in children, according to new research into the impact of programmes designed to support new mothers in feeding their babies.The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be fed just breast milk for six months to help protect them from infection, prevent allergies and provide nutrients and energy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Breastfeeding Eczema Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Parents and parenting Society Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Robert Mugabe As Who Goodwill Ambassador - What Went Wrong?
[The Conversation Africa] At an international conference on non-communicable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation director general, recently named Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, as a new WHO "goodwill ambassador" on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for Africa. Following international uproar the accolade was rescinded - but the debacle showed both misguided good intention and the importance of internal communication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pattern of road traffic injuries in rural Bangladesh: burden estimates and risk factors - Ul Baset MK, Rahman A, Alonge O, Agrawal P, Wadhwaniya S, Rahman F.
Globally, road traffic injury (RTI) causes 1.3 million deaths annually. Almost 90% of all RTI deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. RTI is one of the leading causes of death in Bangladesh; the World Health Organization estimated that it kills o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda:Why Older People in Uganda Struggle to Access Healthcare
[The Conversation Africa] Makerere University -The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 50 years and above instead of 60 to define older people in sub Saharan Africa. This is primarily because of low life expectancy in the region. In addition, people aged 50 and older have health and functional limitations akin to those experienced by people 60 or above in developed countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:The Addis Declaration On Immunization
[African Union] We, African Ministers of Health, Finance, Education, Social Affairs, Local Governments attending the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa, which took place from 24 to 25 February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and convened by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the African Union Commission, are committed to continued investment in immunization programs and a healthy future for all people of the African continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Police seize the contagious dead bodies of plague victims
Charlotte Ndiaye, a World Health Organisation worker on the ground, made the bold claim in an interview with local reporters. She described the situation as being 'terrible'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines
(Natural News) Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Malawi Prepares for Black Death Plague
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is on alert for any possible incident of the deadly airborne plague though it has been identified as one of the hotspots by the World Health Organization as priority countries to get ready to defend against the black death, its neighours are at risk amongys nine countries who has been placed on high alert, Ministry of Health has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Afya Elimu Fund Is Boosting Kenya ’s Health Workforce—and Reigniting a Young Mother’s Dream
November 09, 2017Affordable loans are helping students like Beatrice stay in school.For 19-year-old Beatrice Mudhai, the youngest child in a family of 10, money has always been stretched. So much so that she had to wait three years before joining college. During the gap years, Beatrice conceived her first child, Norelle.“It was one of the most difficult times in my life, a mixed bag of joy and gloom,” Beatrice says. “I was glad to be a mother, but not ready to marry the father of my child, as we were both very young with no means to support the child.”At this time, Beatrice was living inLandi Mawe i...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

WHO Seeks New Director for Cancer Agency Facing U.S. Scrutiny WHO Seeks New Director for Cancer Agency Facing U.S. Scrutiny
The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stop using antibiotics in healthy farm animals, WHO warns
The World Health Organization is urging farmers to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Health Organization uses Cochrane evidence in breastfeeding guideline
The World Health Organization's latest breastfeeding guideline,  Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, has been published.This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion, and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, as a public health intervention.  It features evidence from 16 Cochrane Reviews; 7 Reviews fromCochrane Neonatal and 9 fromCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth.  View the WHO guideline and view the evidence included.Related resources:  E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Join my unique protocol to eliminate Syndrome Zero
Today I want to talk to you about how to beat the most urgent public health threat of our time — a condition I call Syndrome Zero. This condition is at the root of almost every chronic disease we face today — including obesity, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and even hip fractures. It already afflicts billions of people on the planet — and within a matter of decades, it will see nearly every man, woman and child in America suffer from at least one chronic disease. The good news is that this plague is stoppable. But here’s the pr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Alzheimer's arthritis Cancer diabetes heart disease high blood pressure hip fractures metabolic syndrome obesity Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

WHO To Farmers: Stop Giving Your Animals So Many Antibiotics
The World Health Organization is calling for strict limits on antibiotic use in animals raised for food. The guidelines could push many countries, including the U.S., to restrict drug use on farms.(Image credit: Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Vaccination Is Our Greatest Weapon Against Under-5 Mortality'
[Vanguard] Expert has decried the recent statistics released by World Health Organisation, WHO, which shows that Nigeria has the highest burden of unvaccinated children worldwide, saying "with the series of benefits derived from vaccination it's unacceptable for a country like Nigeria not to embrace vaccination against childhood killer diseases." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization about 750,000 patients die each year after developing the disease. The main cause is thought to be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU) have now identified two mechanisms through which this bacterium can cause gastric cancer. Their findings could result in the development of new therapeutic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New global priority for mental health - reasons for optimism and concern - Crisp N.
Mental health is a core part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the United Nations General Assembly. This follows on from the World Health Organization's 2013 Global Action Programme. The World Bank is also expected to give mental health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:All Should Join Fight Against Cancer
[The Herald] Statistics provided by the World Health Organisation on cancer are frightening, with the disease now the leading cause of death globally, having claimed 8,8 million lives in 2015 alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Experts Discuss Universal Coverage of HIV/Aids Treatment in Africa
[New Times] African and global researchers are looking for ways to achieve universal HIV/AIDS treatment on the African continent through effective implementation of the World Health Organisation's 2016 "treat all" recommendation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemic FAIL: Global leaders determine the world is unprepared for a global outbreak after multiple simulations reveal outdated communications infrastructure
(Natural News) A recently concluded simulation held at the World Bank’s annual meeting has revealed that the world remains unprepared for another wave of an inevitable pandemic. As part of the simulation, ministers from 12 countries as well as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discussed the global approach to a realistic scenario... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar:Pneumonic Plague Slowing, But Not Over
[VOA] The World Health Organization says an outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar appears to be slowing. But, it warns vigilance must be maintained as the spread of the disease is far from over. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Lesotho Registers Gains in TB Fight
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has registered modest gains in its war against the highly infectious and deadly tuberculosis (TB) disease amid World Health Organisation (WHO) revelations that the country has achieved a seven percent decline in TB incidence rates since 2010. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; remains vigilant as risk of spread remains
While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; urges vigilance as risk of spread remains
While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: Simulation Exercise
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page discusses simulation exercises, which are a form of practice, training, monitoring, or evaluation of capabilities involving the description or simulation of an emergency, to which a described or simulated response is made. Simulation exercises can help to develop, assess, and test functional capabilities of emergency systems, procedures, and mechanisms. The page covers the preparedness cycle, and simulation exercise types. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health: Deadly Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Appears to Wane
With over 1,800 infected and 127 dead, new cases are now declining. But the plague season will not end until April, the W.H.O. warned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Plague Epidemics World Health Organization Madagascar Famadihana Source Type: news

Congressional Committee Questions Operation of WHO Cancer Agency Congressional Committee Questions Operation of WHO Cancer Agency
Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization's cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its"scientific integrity".Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Deadly airborne plague cases rocket by almost 40%
EXCLUSIVE: The World Health Organization now states there are 1,801 suspected cases - significantly higher than the 1,309 it reported last Thursday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organization accused of 'twisting research'
Two US Congressmen have asked the WHO's cancer agency to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its 'scientific integrity'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: About Influenza
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides a list of countries that currently have influenza pandemic preparedness plans available on public Web sites. It includes a map and table of participating countries, and a pie chart that displays the proportion of each of the four pandemic preparedness plans'development or update status among all 194 countries on the list. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: About AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides information about countries in the Global Health Security Agenda Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Package that have agreed to support work being coordinated by the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to develop an integrated and global package of activities to combat AMR. It includes a table that shows ongoing AMR support activities as listed by the donor countries. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: After Action Review
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides information about after action reviews (AARs), which are qualitative reviews of actions taken to respond to an emergency as a means of identifying best practices, gaps, and lessons learned. Following an emergency response to a public health event, an AAR seeks to identify what worked well or not, and how these practices can be maintained, improved, institutionalized, and shared with relevant stakeholders. The page covers the format, timing, and frequency of after action reviews. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news