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10 Jul 2017 description
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Information guide

The Toolkit for Community Psychosocial Support (PSS) Workers is a compilation of tools for delivering services to children and adults in Sierra Leone.

31 May 2017 description

FREETOWN (31 May 2017)—Sierra Leone’s latest Maternal Death and Surveillance Report, released today at a launch in the capital, Freetown, calls for united actions from government, health workers, communities and partners to tackle the high number of maternal deaths in the country. In all, a total of 706 maternal deaths were reported during 2016, though the report suggests that the true figure may be much higher still. 

02 Nov 2016 description

In conflict situations, such as those in Afghanistan and Somalia, simple communication technologies can help researchers and humanitarian organisations collect more accurate data on the effects of humanitarian aid. Electronic surveys taken with smartphones, for example, can automatically assess collected data and prevent implausible responses from being entered. This toolkit weighs the benefits – and the risks – of technology used in aid and development.

18 Oct 2016 description

Annotation:

This 68-page document provides guidance for embedding ethics within the integrated global alert and response system for epidemics and other public health emergencies. It will support and strengthen the implementation and uptake of policies and programs in this context, and aims to complement existing guidance on ethics in public health. It grew out of concern at the World Health Organization (WHO) about ethical issues raised by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2016.

07 Oct 2016 description

Aide-mémoire N°383
Octobre 2016

Principaux faits

13 Jun 2016 description

Présentation

On compte plus de 10 000 survivants de la maladie à virus Ebola. Plusieurs problèmes médicaux à court et long terme ont été signalés chez ces personnes, notamment des troubles de la santé mentale, tant pour les survivants que pour les autres membres de la famille et de la communauté.

21 Feb 2016 description

INTRODUCTION :

La cartographie des risques de santé publique dans les zones frontalières mise en oeuvre conjointement par l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations et l’Institut National de la Statistique (INS) se déroule en deux étapes :

1- Cartographie participative : L’objectif principal est d’identifier et classer les sites considérés comme prioritaires par les communautés locales. Mais il s’agit également de :

17 Jan 2016 description

Background

This document provides information to strengthen preparedness and response plans with regards to the mental health and psychosocial consequences of an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak.

EVD outbreaks lead to significant mental and psychosocial effects in a number of ways (1):

• Fear of the virus is associated with the experience of intense distress (Box 1).

14 Nov 2015 description

Overview

The goals of Ebola virus disease (EVD) surveillance during Phase 3 of the Ebola response are to promptly detect new, suspected EVD cases and deaths so as to trigger appropriate response, including rapid diagnosis, case isolation and management, contact tracing, safe burials, and the identification of transmission chains.

08 Sep 2015 description

Purpose

This document provides guidance for the screening, triage, and application of infection prevention and control (IPC) during pregnancy and childbirth care in the context of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Guidance is presented for:

a. Pregnant women at risk of transmitting Ebola virus to others, e.g.

15 Jun 2015 description

This Training Manual for Community Women in Sierra Leone aims to strengthen community women’s engagement and ability to influence national and community-level security decisions.

01 Jun 2015 description

Purpose

The purpose of this guidance package is to provide a reference of accurate, standardised information in simple language and key message format.

  • The information in this guide is intended for Ministries, response committees, and any organizations developing awareness raising activities for the Ebola response in Sierra Leone.

11 May 2015 description

Présentation

Ce manuel est un guide sur les meilleures pratiques à mettre en œuvre dans les centres de soins communautaires. Il est destiné aux personnels de santé (y compris aux infirmières subalternes et aux agents de santé communautaires) et autres personnes prodiguant des soins aux patients dans ces centres.

On retrouvera au sommaire:

  • Conseils pour faire des centres de soins communautaires de slieux sûrs et accueillants

  • Traitement des cas suspects ou confirmés de maladie à virus Ebola

09 Apr 2015 description

Overview

The objective of the document is to provide interim guidance to Ministries of Health and other organizations on the potential use of available rapid Ebola antigen-detection tests. The document covers: special settings where rapid antigen detection for Ebola may be beneficial; example situations where rapid antigen detection tests should not be used; caveats for use.

09 Apr 2015 description
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Checklist for terminal cleaning and decontamination of Ebola care facilities

Overview

02 Apr 2015 description

As a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has drawn huge global attention and response. Numerous queries about immunization services and the risks they present have been raised. Tragically in some areas, there are reports of increased vaccine-preventable deaths, such as measles. In this context, practical guidance on immunization is needed.
The specific purpose of this document is to assist countries to:

  • Maintain and/or restart immunization services;