Manual for the Health Care of Children in Humanitarian Emergencies

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The World Health Organization has published the “Manual for the health care of children in humanitarian emergencies” which was drawn up through a global consultation process on the care of children in emergency situations, co-organized by WHO and UNICEF and initiated at the end of 2003. The manual includes aspects such as wounds, burns, neonatal illnesses, mental health, psychosocial support and preventive actions such as immunization, which are all considered a high priority in emergency situations and which had not been considered in existing publications on the topic. Each chapter summarizes the main forms of analysis and assistance. It is available at www.who.int/child_adolescent_health/documents/ 9789241596879/en/index.html. 

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