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National Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2016

Disease surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, collation, analysis, and interpretation of data related to disease. It includes the timely dissemination of analyzed data to those who need it for action. Surveillance data are used for planning, implementing, and evaluating public health practices at all levels of the health system.

This document introduces the concepts of disease surveillance and integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR), the objectives of IDSR, and how International Health Regulations requirements can be achieved through IDSR. It describes how counties can strengthen surveillance and response with support from the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH).

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Personal protective equipment for use in a filovirus disease outbreak

World Health Organization, 2016

This rapid advice guideline highlights how the transmission of Ebola virus can be reduced if appropriate measures are taken, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

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Clinical care for survivors of Ebola virus disease - Interim guidance

World Health Organization, 2016

This document guides health services on how to provide quality care to survivors of Ebola virus disease including: planning follow-up of the Ebola survivor; clinical management; considerations for special populations; monitoring for persistent infection in survivors; IPC considerations in survivors; and risk communication considerations.

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Clinical management of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever: A pocket guide for the front-line health worker

World Health Organization, 2016

This pocketbook provides guidance on current best management practices for VHF across health facilities including: principles of VHF management; management of suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola patients; managing severe confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola/VHF; psychological support; and infection prevention and control.

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Recovery toolkit: Supporting countries to achieve health service resilience

World Health Organization, 2016

The recovery toolkit is a library of guidance resources in a single place which can be quickly and easily accessed, to guide action. A key purpose of the Recovery Toolkit is to support countries in the reactivation of health services which may have suffered as a result of the emergency. These services include ongoing programmes such as immunization and vaccinations, maternal and child health services, and noncommunicable diseases. But in addition, and because the Toolkit contains core information needed to achieve functioning national health systems, it also supports countries to implement their national health plans during the recovery phase of a public health emergency.

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Guidelines on HIV self-testing and partner notification

World Health Organization, 2016

These new guidelines aim to support the implementation and scale-up of ethical, effective, acceptable and evidence-based approaches to HIV self-testing (HIVST) and assisted HIV partner notification. They position HIVST and assisted HIV partner notification services as HTS approaches that will contribute to closing the testing gap and achieving the UN’s 90–90–90 and 2030 global goals.

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Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection Recommendations for a public health approach

World Health Organization, 2016

These guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection and the care of people living with HIV. They are structured along the continuum of HIV testing, prevention, treatment and care.

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Nurse Educator Core Competencies

World Health Organization, 2016

The World Health Organization has developed these Nurse Educator Core Competencies to enable educators to effectively contribute to the attainment of high quality education, and the production of effective, efficient and skilled nurses who are able to respond to the health needs of the populations they serve.

The competencies are intended to help guide the educational preparation of nurse teachers; ensure educational quality and accountability; and, ultimately, contribute to improving the provision of nursing care and outcomes of health services.

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Sierra Leone National Community Health Worker Policy (2016-2020)

Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, 2016

The 2016 National Community Health Worker (CHW) Policy provides guidance on the minimum package of services to be provided by CHWs in Sierra Leone and the minimum package of inputs required to support those CHWs.

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Communication and Coaching Skills Program

Leadership, Governance & Management Project, 2016

This program prepares managers to develop skills that will help them challenge the members of their team, recognize achievements, give honest feedback, listen with attention, and encourage the development of talent so that each person can grow as a professional and be a valued member of the team. This program can help managers develop the skills to improve their communication, teamwork, and coaching conversations with colleagues, supervisees, or clients, thus improving their overall effectiveness.