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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009, 9:51 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-51
To investigate the feasibility, the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey
In most emergency and reconstruction projects timber and bamboo are used as construction materials. As they are natural materials, they have unique properties and require special environmental, supply, logistics and construction considerations. Often humanitarian organisations are not aware of all of these considerations and mistakes are frequently made, leading to delays in response, costing extra money to put right and putting people’s safety at risk.
UN Foundation's latest report-- New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks-- looks at innovation in the use of technology along the timeline of crisis response, from emergency preparedness and alerts to recovery and rebuilding.
It profiles organizations whose work is advancing the frontlines of innovation, offers an overview of international efforts to increase sophistication in the use of IT and social networks during emergencies, and provides recommendations for how governments, aid groups, and international organizations can …
Crisis Mapping Working Paper I of III
General Assembly resolution 46/182 has provided the framework for emergency relief for almost two decades. 46/182 was a comprehensive resolution that broadly addressed how to strengthen the coordination of the humanitarian system. It also laid down the principles and framework for humanitarian assistance, which continue to guide the work of the humanitarian system.
Destabilizing and illicit flows of small
arms and light weapons, cocaine, tobacco and valuable raw materials fuel
the war economies that have devastated much of Africa in recent decades.
This Policy Paper unequivocally establishes the role of air transport across
the full spectrum of these commodity flows. It also demonstrates the extent
to which air transport actors named in United Nations and other arms traffickingrelated
reports have become enmeshed in humanitarian aid, peace support, stability
operations and defence logistics supply chains.
This report is primarily an account of the ICRC's work in the field and its activities to promote international humanitarian law. Mention is made of some of the negotiations entered into with a view to bringing protection and assistance to the victims of international and non-international armed confl icts and other situations of violence. Other negotiations are not mentioned, since the ICRC feels that any publicity would not be in the interests of the victims.
USAID's OIG was established on December 16, 1980, by statutory amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.(1) On December 29, 1981, the President signed the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1981,(2) bringing the USAID Inspector General under the purview of the Inspector General Act of 1978.(3) OIG assumed audit and investigative oversight of USADF and IAF in 1999,(4) and MCC in 2004.(5)
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, authorizes the Inspector General to conduct and supervise audits and investigations.
This report examines issues at the heart of the rapidly evolving intersection of mobile phones and healthcare. It helps the reader to understand mHealth's scope and implementation across developing regions, the health needs to which mHealth can be applied, and the mHealth applications that promise the greatest impact on heath care initiatives.
This lessons paper aims to distil key lessons
for senior and mid-level managers in operational settings, as well as those
staff working to support relief efforts from a regional /HQ level. It draws
on the findings of a desk review, including evaluation reports in the ALNAP
Evaluation Reports Database, and an extensive telephone-based research
process with key international and national actors working in Gaza and