Knowledge

Emergencies and Humanitarian Settings

Food and nutrition tips during self-quarantine

Guide

Note: This guidance is aimed at individuals and families in contexts where self-quarantine and isolation have been recommended or required.

As countries are taking stronger measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, self-quarantine and the temporary closing of businesses may affect normal food-related practices. Healthy individuals, as well as those showing acute respiratory disease symptoms, are being requested to stay at home. In some countries, restaurants and take-away offers are being limited and some fresh items are becoming less available

Published by: World Health Organization

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) Learning Platform

Database

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) has an interactive learning platform that allows users to  acquire knowledge on all PVRI related subjects. 

Published by: Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI)

Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease

Article

Our medical experts help explain what we know so far about the Covid-19 coronavirus and how it can affect people with heart disease. Are people with heart and circulatory disease at increased risk of coronavirus? The majority of people diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) have mild symptoms and make a full recovery. However, early indications are that people with heart and circulatory diseases are at risk of a more severe illness which could require admission to hospital.

Published by: British Heart Foundation

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Guide

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma for governments, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Published by: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to help children to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

General Meeting of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases: Meeting Report

Report

On 5–6 November 2018, the first General Meeting of the GCM/NCD was held in Geneva, Switzerland, to reinforce the commitment of the participants to accelerated multisectoral and multistakeholder action to achieve SDG target 3.4

Published by: World Health Organization

Environment & Climate Change. The impact of climate change on human mobility

Report

This publication highlights the impact of climate change on human mobility. It provides facts and figures on climate change, case-study examples, and describes the IFRC Policy on Migration. 

Published by: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Child Protection in Emergencies

Report

This briefing gives an overview of child protection in humanitarian action, including the global interagency minimum standards for child protection. It highlights the necessary actions and available tools to ensure child protection. 

Published by: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Unless we act now: The impact of climate change on children

Report

This report aims to build the evidence base on children and climate change by focusing on the major climate-related risks; children’s current and future exposure to these risks; and the policies required to protect children from these risks.

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

Publication

This book brings together the knowledge and opinions of 40 contributors - scientists, development workers, and experts in health, nutrition and children’s rights - in an attempt to build up a clear picture of what climate change means for the children of today and tomorrow.

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Assessing mental health and psychosocial needs and resources: Toolkit for humanitarian settings

Publication
This document provides advice on mental health and psychosocial need assessment. It offers an approach that should help assessors review information that is already available and only collect new data that will be of practical use.

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Emergencies: What Should Humanitarian Health Actors Know?

Publication
This document is for humanitarian health actors working at national and sub-national level in countries facing humanitarian emergencies. It gives an overview of essential knowledge that humanitarian health actors should have about mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) in humanitarian emergencies.

Published by: World Health Organization

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

Guide
This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

Published by: World Health Organization

BUILDING BACK BETTER - Sustainable mental health care after emergencies

Guide
This report provides detailed accounts from 10 diverse emergency-affected areas on the impact of emergency situations on mental health problems and the weakening of existing mental health infrastructure. It also summarizes key overlapping practices emerging from these experiences.

Published by: World Health Organization

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