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Zika Virus Infection: Step by Step Guide on Risk Communication and Community Engagement

Eds.: Pan American Health Organization, (2016)

This document offers suggested risk communication actions in relation to Zika virus infection and other health issues linked to this disease. It is directed toward ministers of health and other health sector actors who, with their national (multidisciplinary) teams for communication and social mobilization, will be able to adapt the provided information to the needs of their countries and audiences.

Dengue Prevention animation

Eds.: Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), (2015)

Short animation on Dengue prevention and control.

The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist

World Health Organization, (2015)

WHO developed the Pilot Edition of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to support the delivery of essential maternal and perinatal care practices. The Checklist contains 29 items addressing the major causes of maternal death (namely, haemorrhage, infection, obstructed labour and hypertensive disorders), intrapartum-related stillbirths (namely, inadequate intrapartum care), and neonatal deaths (namely birth asphyxia, infection and complications related to prematurity) in low-income countries. It was developed following a rigorous methodology and tested for usability in ten countries across Africa and Asia.

El Niño and Health

R Sari Kovats et al., Eds.: World Health Organization, (1999)

Manual for the Development and Assessment of National Viral Hepatitis Plans

Joe Schofield, Sarah Hess, Bandana Malhotra et al., Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2015)

A Provisional Document. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to public health professionals tasked with managing a response to viral hepatitis. As every country’s needs are different with respect to its epidemiology and the current level of response, people would use this manual in different ways

Surveillance tools for meningitis sentinel hospital surveillance: field guide to rapidly estimate the hospital catchment population (denominator) and the annual rate of hospitalisations

World Health Organization, (2015)

The document will provide information for Ministries of Health and hospital sentinel sites on why and how to determine the denominator of at-risk children <5 years of age and rate of meningitis hospitalizations for a sentinel hospital site conducting IB-VPD surveillance. Such a methodology is currently unavailable and this estimation is critical to enable interpretation of surveillance data, particularly pre- and post- vaccine introduction

Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2015)

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication is an approach to communicating effectively during emergencies. These principles are used by public health professionals and public information officers to provide information that helps individuals, stakeholders, and entire communities make the best possible decisions for themselves and their loved ones. CERC recognizes that during emergencies, we work under impossible time constraints and must accept the imperfect nature of our choices. CERC draws from lessons learned during public health emergencies and research in the fields of public health and emergency risk communication. The CERC program consists of 1) training, 2) resources, and 3) shared learning.

Pandemic Preparedness and Response — Lessons from the H1N1 Influenza of 2009

Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., (2014)

N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1335-1342April 3, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1208802

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