Child Health in Complex Emergencies by William J. Moss

By William J. Moss

(National Academies Press) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg university of Public healthiness, Baltimore, MD. offers a overview of released literature on young children in advanced emergencies. issues contain method, burden of formative years ailment, significant factors of morbidity and mortality, exact issues in advanced emergencies, and extra. For clinicians and researchers. Softcover.

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By William J. Moss

(National Academies Press) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg university of Public healthiness, Baltimore, MD. offers a overview of released literature on young children in advanced emergencies. issues contain method, burden of formative years ailment, significant factors of morbidity and mortality, exact issues in advanced emergencies, and extra. For clinicians and researchers. Softcover.

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Limitations of Existing Guidelines Despite the strengths of existing manuals, all of the guidelines needed for the care of children in complex emergencies are not located in a single source, and the majority target higher level health care workers and program planners. Many of the guidelines reviewed are designed for audiences with more medical and public health expertise than is commonly found in complex emergencies. Many guidelines need to be simplified and streamlined. , burns, sexual abuse), emergency resuscitation, and the diagnosis and management of mental health problems in children.

Lack of security restricts access to health care and is a major obstacle in countries experiencing armed conflict. Lack of security was most commonly cited among respondents from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but was also mentioned by respondents from Burundi, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and the Central and Western African Regional Office of UNICEF. Continuing violence makes vulnerable populations inaccessible to relief workers and endangers the safety of these workers. One respondent from Angola described the difficulties of providing routine immunization services in rebel-controlled areas.

For decision makers, the guidelines include practical steps in developing policies, training staff, and assessing and monitoring interventions. Promotion of breastfeeding is emphasized, and surveillance for breastfeeding CHILD HEALTH IN COMPLEX EMERGENCIES 33 prevalence using qualitative and quantitative measures is discussed. Appropriate policies on and steps for use of breast milk substitutes are provided. Although not specific to children, several guidelines address reproductive health care in complex emergencies.

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