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02 Jan 2003 description

OCHA/GVA - 2003/0001
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Solomon Islands - Cyclone Zoe

02 Jan 2003 description

Afghan Ministry of Health and international humanitarian agencies join forces for cross-border outbreak response

02 Jan 2003 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has the following goals for its work in Angola:

  • Facilitate the return/repatriation/resettlement of refugees and IDPs in northern (Provinces of Uige and Zaire) and Southern (Provinces of Huila and Cuando Cubango) Angola

  • Strengthen the protection and living conditions of internally displaced and returnees who for different reasons can not return to their areas of origin in the short run, focusing on durable solutions also for this group.

01 Jan 2003 description

Welcome to the eighteenth edition of the Health Inforum Newsletter. We hope that the next year might bring Peace and Prosperity to Palestinian People and for all nations.
In our ongoing efforts to provide useful information to the whole of the health community, we continue to welcome any comments or suggestions you might have to help us improve this newsletter.

01 Jan 2003 description

This document summarises the position of the WHO on assisting populations exposed to extreme stressors, such as refugees, internally displaced persons, disaster survivors and terrorism-, war- or genocide-exposed populations. For this purpose, the document considers general principles as well as intervention strategies for health officials in the field.

01 Jan 2003 description

Data source: WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA estimates of maternal mortality ratios, maternal deaths, and lifetime risk for 1995

01 Jan 2003 description

Poor people who are affected by HIV/AIDS need both treatment and food. Little work, however, has been carried out on how food, and specifically food aid, can be best integrated into programmes designed to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on poor households' food security. WFP is working with partners in HIV-affected countries to identify and carry out the most appropriate and effective interventions to address the needs of HIV/AIDS-affected households.

01 Jan 2003 description
These guidelines address a range of health care issues that apply to individuals of both sexes, and highlight several concerns that are specific to male victims. The guidelines divided as follow:
  • Introduction
  • Sexual violence: prevalence, dynamics and consequences
  • Service provision for victims of sexual violence
  • Assessment and examination of adult victims of sexual violence
  • Forensic specimens
  • Treatment and follow-up care
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Documentation and reporting
01 Jan 2003 description
report Oxfam

This document provides a guide for initiating malaria control projects in humanitarian situations specifically, although much of the background information will be useful for longer term programmes.

The guide is meant for all Oxfam staff involved in initiating a malaria control project in humanitarian situations, including Public Health Promoters, Water and Sanitation Engineers and Project Co-ordinators and Managers.

01 Jan 2003 description

This report seeks to encourage action for health improvement, especially for the poor and the disadvantaged. To this purpose, it  addresses the following issues:



- Current state of world health
- Millennium health goals
- HIV/AIDS pandemic
- Polio eradication
- SARS: lessons from a new disease
- Neglected global epidemics: three growing threats
- Health systems: principled integrated care

Building on past experience and achievements, the report proposes strategies to shape a healthier, more equitable future.

01 Jan 2003 description

Highlighting the urgent need to incorporate the HIV/AIDS response into the overall emergency response, these guidelines seek to help individuals and organizations in their efforts to address the special needs of HIV-infected and HIV-affected people living in emergency situations.

For this purpose, chapters 1 and 2 provide background and orientation information on HIV/AIDS in emergency settings, while chapters 3 and 4, recognizing that any response to a disaster will be multi-sectoral, describe specific interventions on a sector-by-sector basis.

01 Jan 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund

This annual report for 2003 tracks some key dimensions of child welfare, offering data, analyses and insights on social trends, policy directions and practices in the CEE/CIS region. In particular, it considers the following main issues:

- Economic growth, poverty and long-term disadvantage
- Debt service: An emerging problem
- Refugees and displaced persons: Still large numbers
- Intercountry adoption: Trends and consequences
- Confronting HIV
- Counting infant mortality and accounting for it

01 Jan 2003 description

These tools seek to assist relief workers in refugee and displaced person settings in gathering information to assess attitudes toward reproductive health practices and local medical practices/policies, the extent of needed service and the degree to which current services provide what is needed.

To be used in conjunction with the Inter-agency Field Manual, the following five tools are offered:

- Refugee leader questions
- Group discussion questions
- Survey (for analysis by computer)
- Survey (for analysis by hand)

01 Jan 2003 description

The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practitioners with insights, principles and strategies in key facets of assessment and delivery of psychological services in the disaster context. They aim to facilitate recovery, ensure ethical practice and to protect victims and support workers in their respective roles and have been endorsed by the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The following sections are developped:

- Basis for the provision of psychological services
- Concepts of the psychological effects in disaters
- Psychological service providers

01 Jan 2003 description

This guide provides information on the anthropometric impact indicators and the annual monitoring indicators for Maternal and Child Health/Child Survival (MCH/CS) and income related activities. The focus is on the collection and reporting of indicators to improve program management and document progress towards the achievement of results.

31 Dec 2002 description
report People in Need


1. Introduction
The People in Need Foundation is a Prague-based non-governmental, non-profit organization founded shortly after the fall of communism in then Czechoslovakia. PINF is the biggest indigenous NGO in the post-communist area. PINF has operated in Chechnya in 1994-95 and again since January 2000.

2. General situation