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Health in Humanitarian Emergencies


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Part I. Humanitarian Emergencies: 1. Humanitarian emergencies Mark Anderson and Michael Gerber; 2. History Mark Anderson, Kristin Becknell and Joanna Taliano; 3. Who's who Cyrus Shahpar and Thomas D. Kirsch; 4. Response David A. Townes, Andre Griekspoor, Peter Mala, Ian Norton and Anthony D. Redmond; 5. Epidemiology Christine Dubray and Debarati Guha-Sapir; 6. Ethics Barbara Tomczyk and Aun Lor; Part II. Public Health Principles: 7. Needs assessments Richard Garfield, Johan von Schreeb, Anneli Eriksson and Patrice Chataigner; 8. Surveys Oleg O. Bilukha, Olivier Degomme, and Eva Leidman; 9. Surveillance Farah Husain and Peter Mala; 10. Monitoring and evaluation Goldie MacDonald, Lori A. Wingate and Susan Temporado Cookson; 11. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) Nicole Weber, Anu Rajasingham, Molly Patrick, Andrea Martinsen and Thomas Handzel; 12. Nutrition Leisel E. Talley and Erin Boyd; 13. Food security Silke Pietzsch, Leisel E. Talley and Carlos Navarro-Colorado; 14. Reproductive health Barbara Tomczyk, Diane Morof and Malcolm Potts; 15. Protection Wendy Wheaton, Dabney P. Evans and Mark Anderson; 16. Vaccine-preventable diseases Eugene Lam, Henri Van Hombergh, Allen Gidraf Kahindo Maina, Lisandro Torre and Muireann Brennan; 17. Camp management Paul J. Giannone, Mohamed Hilmi and Mark Anderson; 18. Shelter and settlements Charles A. Setchell, Eddie J. Argenal, LeGrand L. Malany and Paul J. Giannone; 19. Logistics and coordination Rebecca Turner, Travis Vail Betz, George A. Roark and Darrell Morris Lester; 20. Disaster risk reduction and resiliance Lise D. Martel, Qudsia Huda, Kimberly Hanson and Ali Ardalan; Part III. Illness and Injury: 21. Acute respiratory infection Nina Marano and Jamal A. Ahmed; 22. Diarrheal disease Ciara O'Reilly, Kathryn Alberti, David Olson and Eric Mintz; 23. HIV Kevin R. Clarke and Nathan Ford; 24. Malaria Holly Williams, Marian Schilperoord, David A. Townes and S. Patrick Kachur; 25. Malnutrition Carlos Navarro-Colorado, Eva Leidman and Maureen L. Gallagher; 26. Measles Eugene Lam, Allen Gidraf Kahindo Maina, Lisandro Torre, Muireann Brennan and James Goodson; 27. Meningococcal disease Sarah A. Meyer, Amanda Cohn and Matthew Coldiron; 28. Mental health Barbara Lopes Cardozo and Richard Francis Mollica; 29. Tuberculosis Michelle Gayer and Susan Temporado Cookson; 30. Injuries and trauma Benjamin Levy, David Sugerman, Mark Anderson and Charles Mock; 31. Noncommunicable diseases Bayard Roberts, Holly Williams and Sonia Angell.

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A comprehensive, best practices resource for public health and healthcare practitioners and students interested in humanitarian emergencies.

About the Author

David Townes is a medical epidemiologist in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a public health and medical technical advisor to the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, he is a professor of emergency medicine and an adjunct professor of global health at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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