OCHA/GVA - 2003/0001
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Solomon Islands - Cyclone Zoe
Afghan Ministry of Health and international humanitarian agencies join forces for cross-border outbreak response
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.
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.
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.
Data source: WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA estimates of maternal mortality ratios, maternal deaths, and lifetime risk for 1995
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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
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.
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