Rapid Health Assessment of Refugees or Displaced Populations 3ed.2007
Experience in the field from Médecins Sans Frontières’ and Epicentre’s made this practical guide possible.
In order to plan and implement aid in an emergency, it is essential to know the health status of the affected population and to assess its vital needs.
This guide is intended for persons who wish to carry out a Rapid Health Assessment in order to plan and implement aid in an emergency. This involves the collection and analysis of data including information on demography, mortality, morbidity, nutritional status and immunisation, food and water resources, and basic living conditions of the affected population.
The objectives of the guide are:
To explain the focus of a rapid health assessment.
Provide adequate methods for correctly carrying out RHAs.
To provide practical tools that can facilitate rapid health assessments.
Further to support in the analysis and interpretation of the results of RHA.
Tools (E-Pop, EpiData 3.1, Componut, WinCosas,). Included in a CD-ROM attached are tools for prospective mortality and morbidity surveillance in complex emergencies and reference documents.
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