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Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious.
One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management.
The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes for up to one million of the world’s most marginalised girls. Access to a good quality education will give these girls the chance of a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
These projects were selected through an open and transparent process and assessed for their ability to implement new and effective ways to get girls into school, keep them there and make sure they receive a good quality education in ways which are sustainable beyond the GEC funding.
Define what market support programming in humanitarian contexts is and what it can look like in practice.
Enable humanitarian practitioners to consider market support interventions from the outset by highlighting the potential benefits of market support programming alongside or independently of other programme activities.
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This 21-page document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak. It also discusses the geographic distribution of Ebola, and Ebola disease laboratory diagnosis.
In countries affected by fragility and conflict, state institutions (i.e. public administration) co-exist among formal and informal arrangements that mirror ineffective power arrangements. These arrangements are products from protracted power struggles between elites struggling to remain in power and control the distribution of rents and resources. The challenges facing situations of fragility and violent conflict are daunting and multidimensional.
Epidemics are a constant threat to the well-being of communities everywhere, and more especially so in societies where resources are scarce. Managing epidemics, or preferably preventing them, is a priority for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The role of communities in preventing, detecting and responding to local health threats is critical in improving the lives of millions across the world.
The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.
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.
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.
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.
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 :
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).
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.
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.