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The first priority of aid workers is to reduce and prevent the number of people who will die and then to respond to their public health and medical needs. This can only be done by professionals who are properly trained and who understand the relationship between health and other human rights. Resources here specifically relate to healthcare in emergencies.

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Bibliography

  1. Environmental Health and Sanitation in Emergencies

    Environmental Health and Sanitation in Emergencies

    Author(s): The Sphere project

    A useful selection of general and environmental health publications and guidelines.

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  2. Water Supply, Treatment and Distribution in Emergencies

    Water Supply, Treatment and Distribution in Emergencies

    Author(s): The Sphere project

    A useful selection of general and environmental health publications and guidelines.

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Information

  1. Health advice

    Health advice

    Author(s): RedR

    It is vital that you know how you are going to look after your health while you are on assignment.

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  2. The Sphere Handbook - Health Services

    The Sphere Handbook - Health Services

    Author(s): The Sphere project

    This chapter is divided into three main sections: Health Systems and Infrastructure; Control of Communicable Diseases; and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.

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Publications

  1. Engineering in Emergencies

    Author(s): Jan Davies & Robert Lambert

    We are currently in the process of creating a new edition of this publication. Please keep an eye out for its launch.

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  2. Health Exchange - 2009 Spring

    Health Exchange - 2009 Spring

    Author(s): RedR/Merlin/Healthlink

    Looking to the future of women's health The Health Exchange is a quarterly on-line and print magazine, which provides a forum for practioners and frontline health workers to share experiences and lessons from the field.

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  3. The Health Exchange - 2006 May

    The Health Exchange - 2006 May

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Smoke: the killer in the kitchen.

    Indoor smoke kills around 4000 people a day - and its main victims are mothers and small children. This edition of the Health Exchange gives household energy use, indoor smoke and health the attention it deserves but rarely recieves. Please note that May 2006 was the last edition of the magazine to be published.

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  4. The Health Exhange - 2006 Feb

    The Health Exhange - 2006 Feb

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Everyone has a right to health

    In this edition, The Health Exchange examines how humanitarian practitioners and campaigners can work together to achieve common goals, and World Development Movement campaigner Vicky Cann takes a look at which humanitarian causes - and tactics - count in the 21st century.

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  5. The Health Exhange - 2005 Aug

    The Health Exhange - 2005 Aug

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Being there - snapshots of humanitarianism in the 21st century

    Twenty five years after RedR and IHE were created, The Health Exchange asks humanitarians to address the big questions - and describe the individual challenges - involved in 'doing something to help' in the 21st century. Plus, a guide to getting your first humanitarian job.

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  6. The Health Exhange - 2005 May

    The Health Exhange - 2005 May

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Water, sanitation and hygiene for life.

    In this month's edition, Andy Bastable, Marion O'Reilly and Vivien Walden call on humanitarians to make integrated water, sanitation and hygiene interventions - but only with popular participation.

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  7. The Health Exhange - 2005 Feb

    The Health Exhange - 2005 Feb

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Humanitarianism post-Iraq - political co-option or principled irrelevance?

    In this edition of the Health Exchange, practitioners report first-hand on the political and economic contexts in which humanitarians must operate.

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  8. The Health Exhange - 2004 Nov

    The Health Exhange - 2004 Nov

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Switch on to appropriate healthcare technology.

    Christian Gericke, Kent Ranson, Christoph Kurowski and Anne Mills provide a practical approach to scaling up low-technology health interventions and, this month, a resources guide on appropriate healthcare technology.

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  9. The Health Exhange - 2004 Aug

    The Health Exhange - 2004 Aug

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    One world: But who loses in a free market?

    August's edition of the magazine goes in search of practical solutions to worldwide problems. Sally Hargreaves and Laura Hakokongas explain why it is time to refresh the worldwide strategy for control of TB, and there's a guide to nutritional requirements for people with HIV/AIDS, presented by Andrew Thorne-Lyman.

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  10. The Health Exhange - 2004 May

    The Health Exhange - 2004 May

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Disability: going mobile with an integrated approach.

    Among the articles in this month's edition of Health Exchange, Sophie Bonichon-Yilma highlights a community-based mine risk education scheme in Senegal, and a resources guide for disability development work.

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  11. The Health Exhange - 2004 Feb

    The Health Exhange - 2004 Feb

    Author(s): RedR/IHE

    Sexual and reproductive health: on the road to a better world.

    In this edition: a look at Millennium Development Goals and a Sexual and reproductive health resources guide.

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