WHO's Health Emergency Appeal 2023

According to WHO, the number of people in need of humanitarian relief has increased by almost a quarter compared to 2022 and includes 339 million people. Who's Emergency Appeal contains the organisations priorities and financial requirements necessary to implement humanitarian responses as well as health interventons in emergency cases.  The Health Emergency Appeal is a response to the urgent needs for 54 ongoing emergencies with the aim to support the most vulnerable. You find the Emergency Appeal for 2023 in our Category "Humanitarian Aid"

Changes in drug-resistant TB treatment 

Updated consolidated guidelines on drug-resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment, which includes a recommendation on the use of an all-oral 6 month treatment for people suffering from multidrug- and rifampicin - resistent Tubercuosis (MDR/RR-TB), has been released by the WHO. This treatment provides shorter treatment duration and better outcomes, thereby improving quality of life for people with MDR/RR-TB.
Additional TB information, reports, policies & strategies and guidelines are available at our TB TOOLBOX

Issue Brief no. 30: Caregiver: Standard Precautions

A nurse must maintain a high standard of hygiene on a daily basis in order to do their job conscientiously, prudently, and to the best of their ability. Standard precautions are becoming increasingly important in a nurse's work. Standard precautions are the minimum infection prevention practices that apply to all patient care. We have published a new issue Brief  "Standard Precautions",  there you can find standard guidelines and training material regarding hand hygiene, waste management, and hygiene. For more information please have a look at our "CAREGIVER TOOLBOX"

Cholera Outbreaks worldwide

According to WHO, after years of decline, the cases of Cholera are increasing worldwide.  From January to September 2022, 26 countries have reported cholera outbreaks. Syria, Malawi, and Haiti are currently experiencing particularly severe epidemics. More information on  important clinical guidelines, outbreak prevention & control measures, training material, you can find in our CHOLERA TOOLBOX and in our latest Issue Brief 25: Cholera Arabic Information , Issue Brief 26 Cholera Englisch Information, and Issue Brief 27: Choléra information en français et creole.

Planetary Health Toolbox

"Planetary Health " works in an interdisciplinary way and deals with the interrelationships of human health, the economic and social system, and the natural habitat of our planet. The Planetary Health Toolbox includes topics such as One Health, Climate change, biodiversity, and impact on health. We have published two Issue Briefs one on "Climate Change & Heath"   and one on "Planetary Health Basics" to raise awareness about heat waves as a result of climate change and its impact on health. Be curious and take a look at our introduction video and into the toolbox.


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MEDBOX Video Series

The MEDBOX team has produced a new video clip series to virtually explain "The idea behind MEDBOX" as well as the different possibilities of use. Video 2 "How to search a document" deals with searching specific documents, video 3  MEDBOX Features explains how to register, how to use MY MEDBOX and MY NEWS and video 4 TOOLBOXES gives you a brief overview about our available Toolboxes. You find these video clips here in MEDBOX and on YouTube!

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