Title: The Interagency Emergency Health Kit and its Relevance to Non-Communicable Diseases: A Review of the Literature
Author: Ahmed Hesham Seddik
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2016-07-20 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Hesham Seddik Refaat_Thesis_Abstract.pdf
Description: The need for standardized drug donations in emergencies is an issue that has long been called upon and sought by relief organization. Before the 1980s and not until an emergency health kit was first developed, poorly coordinated humanitarian efforts in emergencies either lead to a deficiency in timely delivery of necessary medicines and equipment, or to dumping of useless medicines. As a response, the World Health Organization with other organizations developed a standardized health kit, referred to as the Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK). Although the IEHK has proven to be of great effectiveness in addressing acute diseases and injuries, it has failed to adequately include medicines and technologies that address non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
This review was conducted to provide a critical review of the literature on the previous and current efforts of adapting the IEHK to integrate medicines for NCDsí treatment, and the challenges on the way to that.
Classification: 2016 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2016-10-24 17:49:55 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-10-24 21:59:19 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2016-10-25 10:12:16 (W3C-DTF)

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