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Paediatric Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling

ICAP; CDC; University Teaching Hospital,; Ministry of Health, Zambia, et al., (2013)

Nutritional care of children and adults with Ebola virus disease in treatment centres

World Health Organization; UNICEF; World Food Programme, (2014)

. Interim Guidelines. This interim guideline lays out some basic principles of optimal nutritional care for adults and paediatric patients during treatment and convalescence in Ebola treatment units, community care centres or to other centres where Ebola patients are receiving care and support. It highlights the key clinical problems in patients affected by Ebola virus disease (EVD) that may interfere with their nutritional status and overall clinical support in the context of the current Ebola crisis, and summarizes their nutritional needs. It does not provide specific advice on fluid management in cases of vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration or parenteral nutrition

Youth act for safe abortion: A training guide for future health professionals

Börjesson, E., Pedersen, K., & Villa Torres, L., Eds.: Ipas, (2014)

This guide is a resource for future health professionals who want to learn about and engage in abortion issues. Abortion is a critical but often neglected area of women’s rights, women’s health and health science education. The guide ences students was developed for health sciences students -including students in medicine, nursing, midwifery, pharmacology, public health and other related fields

Revised WHO classification and treatment of childhood pneumonia at health facilities

World Health Organization, (2014)

The revised guidelines present two major changes to existing guidelines: (A) there are now just 2 categories of pneumonia instead of 3 (“pneumonia” which is treated at home with oral amoxicillin and “severe pneumonia” which requires injectable antibiotics) and (B) oral amoxicillin replaces oral cotrimoxazole as first line treatment, preferably in 250mg dispersible tablet form, twice daily for five days which can be reduced to three days in low HIV settings.

Preventing Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) Through Nutrition-Specific Interventions

Michelle Jimenez;Maryanne Stone-Jimenez, Eds.: CMAM Forum, (2014)

This Technical Brief reviews current practice and evidence on nutrition-specific preventive approaches to MAM, providing practical guidance for implementers and programme managers, and highlighting gaps in evidence and guidance.

Global status report on violence prevention 2014

World Health Organization, (2014)

The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. Jointly published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the report reviews the current status of violence prevention efforts in countries, and calls for a scaling up of violence prevention programmes; stronger legislation and enforcement of laws relevant for violence prevention; and enhanced services for victims of violence. You can download summaries in different languages, single chapters and graphics

Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM): Current Knowledge and Practice

Reginald A. Annan, Patrick Webb, Rebecca Brown, Eds.: CMAM Forum, (2014)

This Technical Brief focuses on current principles and approaches to Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) management, highlighting key constraints, gaps in knowledge and areas still lacking consensus. It is intended to inform ongoing debates among practitioners, national partners, donors and analysts on what information and evidence on best practices are currently available, where the gaps are, and priorities for going forward.

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