Refugee Health: An Approach to Emergency Situations

Refugee Health: An Approach to Emergency Situations

By: Medecins Sans Frontieres (author)Paperback

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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 programmes. 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 decisional level, and discusses the priorities of intervention during the different phases of a refugee crisis, from emergency to repatriation.


Part 1 Refugee and displaced populations: political aspects; socio-cultural aspects. Part 2 The emergency phase - the top ten priorities: introduction; initial assessment; measles immunization; water and sanitation; food and nutrition - nutrient deficiences; shelter and site planning; health care in the emergency phase; control of communicable diseases and epidemics - (a) control of diarrhoeal diseases, (b) measles control, (c) control of acute respiratory infections, (d) malaria control; public health surveillance; human resources and training; coordination - camp management. Part 3 The post-emergency phase: introduction; health care in the post-emergency phase and some specific issues - curative health care, reproductive health care in the post-emergency phase, child health care in the post-emergency phase, HIV, AIDS and STD, tuberculosis programme; psycho-social and mental health. Appendices: initial assessment form; needs in vaccine and equipment in mass immunization campaigns; minimal nicroinutrient requirements; communicable diseases of potential importance in refugee settings - meningitis, hepatitis, haemorrhagic fevers, Japanese encephalitis, typhus fever, relapsing fever, typhoid fever, influenza, leishmaniasis, plague, trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, poliomyelitis, whooping cough, tetanus, scabies, conjunctivitis, guinea worm.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780333722107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780333722107
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0333722108

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