Resources search

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Video gallery

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO). REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE
April 2020

Expand view

Several short videos concerning COVID-19 are available including:

  • Seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus
  • How to protect yourself against COVID-19
  • How is the new coronavirus affecting people who get it?
  • What is the correct way to wear and dispose of masks?
  • Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough?
  • Q&A on Coronavirus - COVID-19 in the workplace - WHO's Dr Rosamund Lewis

Facts for life

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
et al
2010

Expand view

This resource consists of 14 chapters filled with practical information about how to ensure children’s rights to survival, growth, development and well-being. The topics address pregnancy, childbirth, major childhood illnesses, child development, early learning, parenting, protection, and care and support of children. The messages it contains are based on human rights, particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The resource aims to provide families and communities with the information they need to save and improve the lives of children. Parents, grandparents, other caregivers and young people can refer to this practical source of information for answers to their questions related to childbearing and getting children off to the best start in life. The website includes a link to an interactive site for posting comments, sharing experiences and materials and discussing relevant issues

Child survival in sub-Saharan Africa : taking stock

SUPPORT FOR ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH IN AFRICA (SARA) PROJECT
2005

Expand view

This paper presents the findings and recommendations of research, funded by USAID, to understand better the growing gap between Africa and the rest of the world in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals that relate to child health. It aims to provide an analysis of child health trends in order to identify how USAID could improve its contribution to improving child health in Africa

World health report 2003 : shaping the future

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

Expand view

This report argues that real progress in health depends on strengthening health systems, centred on the principles of primary health care. This requires effective use of existing knowledge and technologies and innovation to create new health tools, along with appropriate structures and strategies to apply them. Success will need new forms of cooperation between international health agencies, national health leaders, health workers and communities, and other relevant sectors. Chapter 1 of the report looks at the current state of global health, highlighting the gap between the poor and better-off everywhere. Chapter 2 reflects on the slow progress towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals. Chapter 3 looks at the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and demonstrates why HIV/AIDS control needs to drive the agenda for the global health community. Chapter 4 looks at the steps needed to achieve polio eradication within the next few years, and chapter 5 concentrates on the lessons learned from the SARS outbreak. The theme of chapter 6 is the the overlap between communicable and non-communicable diseases and injuries occurring throughout the developing world, leading to a crisis of priorities for health systems. The concluding chapter returns to the statement that stronger health systems are necessary, and that strengthening health systems should be based on the principles and practices of primary health care

Facts for life

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2002

Expand view

A comprehensive guide aiming to provide parents and other caregivers with the information they need to save and improve children's lives. Presents information in non-technical language so it can be understood and acted upon easily by people who do not have a scientific background. Though mostly about the diseases, infections and other factors that can slow or hinder children's growth and development, it also includes a section on 'child development and early learning' which describes what children need to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually

Facts for life

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2002

Expand view

This book aims to put lifesaving knowledge about children‘s health into the hands of those who need it most: parents, caregivers, health workers, government officials, journalists and teachers. This edition has updated information on safe motherhood, early childhood development, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and other major causes of childhood illnesses and death. In simple language, it emphasises practical, effective, low-cost ways of protecting children‘s lives and promoting their development

Schools & health : health, nutrition and HIV and AIDS

Expand view

This website contains information about research and resources to support ensuring that children are healthy and able to learn, as an essential component of an effective education system, by topic and by country. Good health increases enrolment and reduces absenteeism, and brings more of the poorest and most disadvantaged children to school, many of whom are girls. It is these children who are often the least healthy and most malnourished, and who have the most to gain educationally from improved health

Boiling point|a practitioner's journal on household energy, stoves and poverty reduction

Expand view

A technical journal for those working with household energy. Deals with technical, social, financial and environmental issues and aims to improve the quality of life for poor communities living in the developing world. Contains practical information on stove construction and design, appropriate technologies in the field of stoves and household energy, stove making materials, governmental and NGO stove programmes, research and development, associated sociological issues, cooking practices, fuel issues and conservation. Back issues available on CD-ROM. Previously published by Practical Action
Articles published online when they are ready
Free onine
Subscribers receive additional articles

Child health dialogue|(incorporating Dialogue on diarrhoea & ARI news)

Expand view

Child Health Dialogue offers clear, practical advice on preventing and treating the main childhood illnesses. In addition to information on clinical management, the newsletter addresses issues which affect health workers' and families' abilities to care for children, such as communication skills, organisation of health centres and hospitals, health education and training. Regular features include: guidelines for diagnosis and treatment; training tips; information on rational drug use; research updates; feedback from the field. Aimed at health and community workers at district level and below, a secondary audience includes health managers, policy makers and academics.
Regional language editions are produced in collaboration with partner organisations in developing countries as follows:
(English for India) CMAI, Plot 2, A-3 Local Shopping Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110 058, India. E-mail: cmaidel@gems.vsnl.net.in Website: http://www.cmai.org/htmdoc/calend.htm
(Tamil) RUHSA, CMC, PO 632 209 North Arcot Ambedkar District, Tamil Nadu, India
(Gujarati and Hindi) CHETNA, Lilavatiben Lalbhai's Bungalow, Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad 380 004, India. E-mail: chetna@adinet.ernet.in
(Bangla) CINI, PO Box 16742, Calcutta 700 027, India
(Chinese) Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 3 Yabao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
(Spanish) AIS Bolivia, PO Box 568, La Paz, Bolivia. E-mail: aisbolol@ceibo.entelnet.bo
(Portuguese) Consultants at the Faculty of Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University, CP 257, Maputo, Mozambique. E-mail: medico@zebra.uem.mz
Four times a year

E-bulletin

Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion

Subscribe to updates