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close this bookRapid Health Assessment Protocols for Emergencies (WHO; 1999; 104 pages) [ES]
View the documentPreface
open this folder and view contentsChapter 1 - Rapid health assessment
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2 - Epidemics of infectious origin
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3 - Meningitis outbreaks
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4 - Outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fever, including yellow fever
open this folder and view contentsChapter 5 - Outbreaks of acute diarrhoeal disease
open this folder and view contentsChapter 6 - Sudden-impact natural disasters
open this folder and view contentsChapter 7 - Sudden population displacements
open this folder and view contentsChapter 8 - Nutritional emergencies
open this folder and view contentsChapter 9 - Chemical emergencies
open this folder and view contentsChapter 10 - Complex emergencies
View the documentSelected further reading
View the documentAnnex 1 - Techniques for surveys during rapid assessment
View the documentAnnex 2 - List of reference values for rapid health assessment in developing countries
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View the documentBack Cover

Rapid Health Assessment Protocols for Emergencies

World Health Organization
Geneva 1999

The World Health Organization was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations serving as the directing and coordinating authority for international health matters and public health. One of WHO’s constitutional functions is to provide objective and reliable information and advice in the field of human health, a responsibility that it fulfils in part through its extensive programme of publications.

The Organization seeks through its publications to support national health strategies and address the most pressing public health concerns of populations around the world. To respond to the needs of Member States at all levels of development, WHO publishes practical manuals, handbooks and training material for specific categories of health workers; internationally applicable guidelines and standards; reviews and analyses of health policies, programmes and research; and state-of-the-art consensus reports that offer technical advice and recommendations for decision-makers. These books are closely tied to the Organization’s priority activities, encompassing disease prevention and control, the development of equitable health systems based on primary health care, and health promotion for individuals and communities. Progress towards better health for all also demands the global dissemination and exchange of information that draws on the knowledge and experience of all WHO’s Member countries and the collaboration of world leaders in public health and the biomedical sciences.

To ensure the widest possible availability of authoritative information and guidance on health matters, WHO secures the broad international distribution of its publications and encourages their translation and adaptation. By helping to promote and protect health and prevent and control disease throughout the world, WHO’s books contribute to achieving the Organization’s principal objective - the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.

WHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Rapid health assessment protocols for emergencies.

1. Epidemiologic methods 2. Emergencies 3. Disease outbreaks 4. Health services needs and demand 5. Health status 6. Guidelines

ISBN 92 4 154515 1
(NLM Classification: WA 950)

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© World Health Organization 1999

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