Refugee Health An Approach to Emergency Situations

ISBN-10: 0333722108
ISBN-13: 9780333722107
Edition: 2001
List price: $26.00
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Limited
Publication date: 9/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Relief workers face rapidly changing and complex environments, new disease patterns, enormous humanitarian needs and relatively limited resources. The authors of this book use their experience in the area to produce an operational manual of the issues involved in refugee health programs. This book is aimed at professionals involved in public health assistance to refugees and displaced persons. It deals with a variety of specific refugee health issues at the decisional level, and discusses the priorities of intervention during the different phases of a refugee crisis, from emergency to repatriation.

Preface
Introduction
Refugee and Displaced Populations
Political Aspects
Socio-Cultural Aspects
The Emergency Phase: The Ten Top Priorities
Introduction
Initial Assessment
Measles Immunization
Water and Sanitation
Food and Nutrition - Nutrient deficiencies
Shelter and Site Planning
Health Care in the Emergency Phase
Control of Communicable Diseases and Epidemics
Public Health Surveillance
Human Resources and Training
Coordination - Camp management
The Post-Emergency Phase
Introduction
Health Care in the Post-Emergency Phase and Some Specific Issues
Repatriation and Resettlement
Initial Assessment Form
Needs in Vaccine and Equipment in Mass Immunization Campaigns
Minimal Micronutrient Requirements
Communicable Diseases of Potential Importance in Refugee Settings
Examples of Surveillance Forms
Examples of Graphs Used in Surveillance
Index

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