Other (Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance)

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Books

Guía Práctica de Salud Mental en Casos de Desastres
Esta guía práctica contiene procedimientos para identificar y manejar las manifestaciones psicológicas comunes que presentan las víctimas de los desastres. Está dirigida a los trabajadores de salud que laboran en situaciones de emergencias y trata varios temas interesantes que incluyen: el manejo de la dinámica de grupo en situaciones de desastre; problemas comunes de la niñez y adolescencia; primeros auxilios psicológicos y temas de salud mental con las poblaciones desplazadas, sean éstas causadas por desastres naturales o situaciones de conflicto.(10/Aug/2006)
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Databases

Virtual Disaster Library -Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance
This edition of this electronic collection (available on line and on CD-ROM) incorporates the most important works published by the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, UNHCR, UNICEF, Project SPHERE, the Red International Cross Movement, and several non-governmental organizations. This edition has a new more powerful and improved search engine and all the documents are available in HTML and many in PDF format. With more than 400 scientific and technical documents, this collection is the most important information tool on these topics. (31/Dec/2002)
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Technical Documents

Nicaragua - Methanol Poisoning
A massive poisoning outbreak by ingestion of home distilled "guaro" contaminated by Methanol were detected on 2 September in the departments of León and of Chinandega, Nicaragua. Subsequently it extended to several wards of the same city and cases have also been reported in other municipalities. The Laboratory of Forensic Medicine of Managua confirmed the presence of Methanol in 23 samples of hospitalized patients.(10/Sep/2006)
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