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Assessing and planning medical evacuation flights to Europe for patients with Ebola virus disease and people exposed to Ebola virus

Abstract

​The aim of this document is to guide decision-making when there is a perceived need for medical evacuation by air of an Ebola-infected or Ebola-exposed person from an Ebola-affected country to an EU Member State. The decision to evacuate must be based on:

• the likelihood of the person being infected with Ebola virus;

• the potential benefits of evacuation for the concerned person/patient;

• the risks associated with medical evacuation by air for the person/patient; and

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Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes: A Tool for Prevention

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United Nations

I. INTRODUCING THE FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS

What do we mean by atrocity crimes?

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Department of Defense: 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

FOREWORD

The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.

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Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective

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UN Women

Authors/editor(s): Independent Evaluation Office

In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. Similarly, there is an important body of resources for the gender equality approach, and the same is true for the field of human rights.

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Manual sobre estándares internacionales de derechos humanos aplicables a los niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes

I. Introducción

El impacto de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño (CDN) ha sido muy importante: es el tratado de derechos humanos que goza de mayor aceptación y reconocimiento internacional, con 194 ratificaciones por parte de los Estados y cercano a la ratificación universal.

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In Control - A Practical Guide for Civilian Experts Working in Crisis Management Missions, 2nd Edition

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ZIF

Introduction

Bury it in your backpack, squeeze it into your pocket or just put it under your pillow: Thanks to its handy format and robust shell, this book is made to survive rough treatment on the ground and to accompany you the whole way through the mission and back!

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Ebola Virus Disease: Waste Management Guidance

A guidance note on how to handle infected waste and apply waste treatment control measures in the fight against ebola transmission.

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The Change-Makers: A young activist's toolkit for Ending Violence against Women and Girls

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UN Women

Young people are the leaders and change makers for today and tomorrow – they have the opportunity to shape the world we want. A focus on young people is crucial for advancing gender equality, for preventing and eradicating violence against women, and create a world in which men and women live in healthy and respectful relationships with each other.

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Psychological first aid during Ebola virus disease outbreaks

Ebola virus disease outbreaks have a significant impact on the wellbeing of those affected, their family, community members and the health workers treating people with Ebola.

This guide focuses on psychological first aid, which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people who can help others experiencing an extremely distressing event.

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2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Humanitarian Needs Comparison Tool

Introduction

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Laboratory Guidance for the Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease - Interim Recommendations

These recommendations reflect current understanding of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and are intended for national laboratory staff performing diagnostic testing to detect Ebola virus. WHO continues to monitor the situation closely for any changes that may affect these recommendations. Should any factors change, WHO will issue a further update. These recommendations are not intended for laboratories performing patient care and management testing such as biochemistry and haematology.

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Ebola event management at points of entry interim guidance

Overview

As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues to claim lives and put pressure on health systems in west Africa, its transmission across borders has prompted a need to manage suspected cases at Points of Entry (PoE).

The interim guidance document is intended for National Focal Points for the International Health Regulations (IHR)(2005)(1), PoE public health authorities, PoE operators, conveyance operators, crew members and other stakeholders involved in the management of Public health event.

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Ebola surveillance in countries with no reported cases of Ebola virus disease

This document provides guidelines on the establisment of early surveillance actions to be carried out in countries where no case of Ebola virus disease has been reported.

An alert system should be in place at the following sites: major land border crossing with already affected countries; capital cities, including at airports, seaports, and health-care facilities, especially in major hospitals.

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Building a Roadmap to Resilience: Tools for field people

OECD guidance to help people in the field with the right tools to systematically analyse resilience, and then integrate aspects into their development and humanitarian programming.

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Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.

This Handbook has been developed to:

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Prévention et contrôle de l’infection pour les soins aux cas suspects ou confirmés de fièvre hémorragique à filovirus dans les établissements de santé, avec un accent particulier sur le virus Ebola

Guide provisoire

Présentation

Ce document récapitule les mesures de prévention et contrôle de l’infection pour ceux qui s’occupent directement ou indirectement de cas suspects ou confirmés de fièvre hémorragique (FH) à filovirus, particulièrement à virus Ebola ou Marburg, dans les établissements de santé. Il comporte également certaines instructions et orientations à l’intention des personnes gérant la mise en œuvre des activités de lutte contre l’infection.

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Child Protection Issue Brief: Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being of Children

The insecurity experienced by displaced and refugee children can have damaging physical, social and psychological consequences affecting their well-being and development. In contexts of forced displacement, parents and caregivers may have difficulties in caring adequately for their children when livelihoods options have diminished and essential services are no longer operational. Parental distress greatly affects and impacts the well-being of their children.