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  • Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) [1]
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [1]
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR) [2]
  • European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) [1]
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  • 2018 [25]


  • Briand, Sylvie [1]
  • Buchner, Barbara [1]
  • Clarke, Paul [1]
  • Collymore, Jeremy [1]
  • Day, St John [1]
  • DeBrun, Caroline [1]
  • Dickson, Barney [1]
  • Ebi, Kristie [1]
  • Feig, Christy [1]
  • Forster, Tim [1]
  • Heintze, Hans-Joachim [1]
  • Hellman, Nora [1]
  • Kadlec, Robert [1]
  • Koblenz, Gregory [1]
  • Krasnik, Allan [1]
  • Kuhn, Isla [1]
  • Kuppers, Barbara [1]
  • Lantagne, Daniele [1]
  • Liu, Qiyong [1]
  • Mann, Philip [1]
  • Mannaert, Remi [1]
  • Markandya, Anil [1]
  • Minto-Coy, Indianna [1]
  • Mischo, Frank [1]
  • Mucke, Peter [1]
  • Pazdzierny, Tanja [1]
  • Ratnayake, Ruwan [1]
  • Severoni, Santino [1]
  • Soda, Federico [1]
  • Spiegel, Paul [1]
  • Stoddard, Abby [1]
  • Told, Michaela [1]
  • Tuchel, Luminita [1]
  • Ververs, Mija [1]

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1. Adaptation Gap Report: Health
Date Published: 12/6/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 104-page report is the fourth edition of the Adaptation Gap Reports, which have focused on exploring adaptation gaps, characterized as the difference between the actual level of adaptation and the level required to achieve a societal goal. The second focus of the report is the adaptation gap in the health sector, with a specific focus on three key areas of climate-related health risks: heat and extreme events, climate-sensitive infectious diseases, and food and nutritional security....[more] [less]
Authors: Buchner, Barbara; Dickson, Barney; Ebi, Kristie; Liu, Qiyong; Markandya, Anil; et al.
Type: Report
ID: 18388. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. COP24 Special Report: Health and Climate Change
Date Published: 12/4/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 38-page report is a contribution from the public health community to support the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It provides global knowledge on the interconnection between climate change and health, and makes recommendations for UNFCCC negotiators and policy-makers on maximizing the health benefits of tackling climate change and avoiding the worst health impacts of this global challenge....[more] [less]
Type: Report
ID: 18380. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Post-Emergency Contexts: A Study on Establishing Sustainable Service Delivery Models
Date Published: 12/4/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Oxfam commissioned this 40-page study to understand more about how emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene services are delivered, and to identify how the provision of infrastructure can lead to sustainable service delivery and a more professional management mechanism. It aims to review and identify alternative service delivery options, and to provide some pragmatic guidance that can be incorporated into emergency response programs and tested, evaluated, and built on in the future....[more] [less]
Authors: Day, St John; Forster, Tim
Type: Report
ID: 18382. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. Preventing Pandemics and Bioterrorism: Past, Present, and Future
Date Published: 12/4/2018
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour presentation discusses lessons learned for pandemic preparedness since the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, plans for implementing the new National Biodefense Strategy, and the importance of education for the future of biodefense. It reviews definitions of biodefense and bioincidents, the challenge of catastrophic bioterrorism, and the BioDefense Strategic Framework....[more] [less]
Authors: Kadlec, Robert; Koblenz, Gregory
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 18391. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Hydrogen Fluoride: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
Date Published: 12/3/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This web page provides three documents about hydrogen fluoride and hydrofluoric acid, for use in responding to chemical incidents: Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrofluoric Acid: General Information; Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrofluoric Acid: Toxicological Overview; and Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrofluoric Acid: Incident Management....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 18374. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. Alone and Unsafe: Children, Migration, and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Date Published: 12/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 28-page study seeks to improve understanding of the risks and types of sexual and gender-based violence faced by children who migrate on their own, as well as the unfortunate and widespread gaps in protection and assistance for these children. It looks closely at the situation in dangerous or remote locations – places that are fragile, conflict-ridden, underserved, and hard to reach, where children may be particularly vulnerable. It discusses how additional protective support can be implemented as part of disaster preparedness programming....[more] [less]
Type: Report
ID: 18364. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences Advancing Global Consensus on Research Oversight: Proceedings of a Workshop
Date Published: 12/2018
Format: Text
Annotation: This 198-page report summarizes a workshop held on June 10-13, 2018, about governance questions related to the rapid developments in the life sciences that offer the promise of providing tools to meet global challenges in health, agriculture, the environment, and economic development. It discussed continuing concerns that the knowledge, tools, and techniques resulting from life sciences dual use research could also enable the development of bioweapons or facilitate bioterrorism....[more] [less]
Type: Conference/Meeting Material
ID: 18365. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. IMS Tier 2: Working in WHO (World Health Organization)’s Incident Management System
Date Published: 12/2018
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This course builds on the introductory incident management system (IMS) course to provide a deeper understanding of the system that the World Health Organization (WHO) uses to organize and manage its response to emergencies. It describes the ethical principles that underpin WHOs work in emergencies; explains different factors that contribute to effective teamwork; and describes how to prepare for a deployment....[more] [less]
Type: Instructional/Training Material
Access Notes: Site requires free registration.
Link to course in French: https://openwho.org/courses/systeme-de-gestion-des-incidents-niveau2
ID: 18373. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. Words into Action Guidelines: Implementation Guide for Man-Made and Technological Hazards
Date Published: 12/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: The aim of this 66-page guide is to help strengthen national and local disaster risk management plans, by the inclusion of an all-hazards approach that covers man-made and technological hazards, and to raise awareness for better prevention, preparedness, and response to the risks and impacts of these hazards. It highlights the enormous costs and multiple impacts of man-made and technological hazards in various domains, including those stemming from chemical and industrial accidents, and nuclear and radiological emergencies....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 18375. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. Cholera in Yemen: A Case Study of Epidemic Preparedness and Response
Date Published: 12/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: The objective of this 108-page report from the Center for Humanitarian Health was to identify lessons learned from the preparedness and detection phase to the end of the second wave of the cholera epidemic in Yemen in 2016-2018 to better prepare for future outbreaks in Yemen and similar contexts. It discusses how prior to the outbreak, Yemen did not have a sufficient cholera preparedness and response plan, and makes 20 recommendations for future preparedness and response....[more] [less]
Authors: Spiegel, Paul; Ratnayake, Ruwan; Hellman, Nora; Lantagne, Daniele; Ververs, Mija; et al.
Type: Report
ID: 18378. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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