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World Health Organization (WHO)  (2018)    C_WHO

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  (2018)    C_CDC

World Health Organization (WHO)  (2017)    C_WHO

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WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean  (2017)    C2

WHO has developed a new health kit to support treatment for chronic disease patients in emergency settings. The prevalence of NCDs is increasing worldwide, including in emergency/crisis-prone areas. Yet current humanitarian response has not accounted for this emerging burden. Current emergency health kits, including the Interagency emergency health kit (IEHK) 2015 do not contain enough and adequate medicines to manage the most commonly encountered NCDs in primary health care. Consequently, the NCD kit attends to cover this gap by providing essential medicines and medical devices for the management of hypertension and cardiac conditions, diabetes and endocrine conditions, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health and neurological conditions. The NCD Kit content list can be downloaded under: http://www.who.int/entity/emergencies/kits/ncd-2016-content-list.pdf?ua=1 The basic NCD kit is intended for outpatient care in a variety of primary health care settings, such as mobile clinics and primary health care units, particularly to refill ongoing treatment regimens. It contains oral medicines, basic diagnostic equipment, renewables and additional products needing cold chain, such as insulin, accompanied with treatment guidelines. Only medicines included in the WHO Model list of essential medicines 2015 are available in the kit. The selection of medicines has been aligned with the WHO Package of essential noncommunicable disease interventions (WHO PEN) for primary care in low-resource settings and the WHO mhGAP humanitarian intervention guide for mental health management, including treatment of psychosis, depression and epilepsy. This allows a standardized evidence-based kit.

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World Health Organization WHO  (2016)    C_WHO

World Health Organization (WHO)  (2015)    C_WHO

This document serves as an introductory presentation of the revised cholera kits 2015.

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World Health Organization WHO  (2015)    C_WHO

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World Health Organization (WHO)  (2015)    C_WHO

WHO's Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2015 (IEHK) is a standardized kit of essential medicines, supplies and equipment deployed by UN agencies and other partners who respond to large-scale emergencies. This prepacked kit is designed for use where there is a disruption of medical supplies in an emergency setting as a way to fill the gap until the medical supply mechanisms are restored. One kit is designed to meet the basic health needs of 10 000 people for approximately 3 months. The contents are standardized based on WHO’s Essential Medicines List, and are designed to be affordable and easily available. The content list is available for download under: http://www.who.int/entity/emergencies/kits/IEHK-2015-item-list.xlsx?ua=1 The basic module can be used by primary health workers with limited health training. It contains oral and topical medicines, none of which are injectable. The supplementary module adds medicines and supplies that can only be used by trained health workers or physicians. It is designed to be used together with the basic module, primarily in health facilities. Modules for malaria and for post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection can be added, depending on the health needs of the affected population. The IEHK is not designed for long-term use and does not contain medicines for managing diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB or leprosy. Nor is it suited for immunization, treating malnutrition or providing comprehensive reproductive health services. As the kit is a stop-gap measure, the kit does not replace the overall medical supply system of the country

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World Health Organization (WHO)  (2015)    C_WHO

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World Health Organization World Health Organization  (2011)    C2

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