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Hesperian Health Guides

Hesperian Health GuidesHesperian Health Guides is a nonprofit health information and health education source that develops accessible materials in many languages. Access free information in Hesperian's HealthWiki related to preventing and treating diarrheal diseases.

Belly Pain, Diarrhea, and Worms: Available in English, Portuguese, and French
Health Problems from Unsafe Water: Available in English and Spanish
Protecting Community Water: Available in English and Spanish
Building Toilets: Available in English and Spanish

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NEW - Where There is No Doctor: Belly Pain, Diarrhea, and Worms

NEW Where There Is No DoctorContent from the Advance Chapters of the NEW Where There Is No Doctor Everyone gets pain in the belly, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea at one time or another. Most belly problems make you feel bad but are not dangerous. If pain or nausea is not severe, wait a few days and see if it gets better. It usually will.

Belly problems can be caused by many things. For example, someone may have a belly ache because of a cold or flu, because she ate bad food, or because she is worried about her children. Every cause requires a different kind of help. (Giving tablets for pain will do nothing to cure any of these causes!) But the cause of diarrhea, belly pain, or nausea may not be clear. As with all health problems, understanding the cause of the problem is the key to treating it. Begin by asking questions about the general problem, such as diarrhea, and then ask questions to help you learn more.

Chapter 15: Belly Pain, Diarrhea, and Worms
Pain in the Belly or Gut | Dehydration | Vomiting | Diarrhea | Worms | Other Problems with the Bowels | Itching or Painful Anus | Most Belly Problems Can Be Avoided | Medicines Print/download this chapter (PDF)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

Bacterial foodborne diseases and pathogens

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unicef Major UNICEF Publications on-line, News and Information, Voices of Youth, and The State of the World's Children.

Statistical Data

Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions.

The Progress of Nations
The day will come when nations will be judged not by their military or economic strength nor by the splendour of their capital cities and public buildings but by the well-being of their peoples: by their levels of health, nutrition and education; by their opportunities to earn a fair reward for their labours; by their ability to participate in the decisions that affect their lives; by the respect that is shown for their civil and political liberties; by the provision that is made for those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged; and by the protection that is afforded to the growing minds and bodies of their children The Progress of Nations, published annually by the United Nations Children's Fund, is a contribution towards that day.

Keeping the promise to the world's children
The Convention on the Rights of the Child
Unfinished business
United Nations Home Page
United Nations Human Rights Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water and Oral Rehydration Solutions
Guidelines for household application in developing countries. UNICEF report of oral rehydration as one of its main supporting techniques.

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who Water, Sanitation and Health
WHO works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor:

Drinking-water quality
Bathing waters
Water resource quality
Water supply and sanitation monitoring
Water, sanitation and hygiene development
Wastewater use
Water-related disease
Healthcare waste
Health in water resources development
Emerging issues in water and infectious disease

WHO | Water, Sanitation and Hygiene links to Health: Facts and Figures
updated November 2004 WHO Water, sanitation and hygiene links to health: facts and figures29 kb

  • 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera); 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries.
  • 88% of diarrhoeal disease is attributed to unsafe water supply, inadequate sanitation and hygiene.
  • Improved water supply reduces diarrhoea morbidity by between 6% to 25%, if severe outcomes are included.
  • Improved sanitation reduces diarrhoea morbidity by 32%.
  • Hygiene interventions including hygiene education and promotion of hand washing can lead to a reduction of diarrhoeal cases by up to 45%.
  • Improvements in drinking-water quality through household water treatment, such as chlorination at point of use, can lead to a reduction of diarrhoea episodes by between 35% and 39%.

more Health Topics: Diarrhoea
Fact Sheets, links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events and< links to related web sites and topics. Water-related diseases
Diarrhoea occurs world-wide and causes 4% of all deaths and 5% of health loss to disability. Household water
The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Drinking Water Quality
Contaminated drinking water contributes to disease in developing and developed countries worldwide. The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) interventions can lead to dramatic improvements in drinking water quality and reductions in diarrhoeal disease WHO Child Health Water and sanitation related diseases fact sheets
WHO International Travel and Health

International Travel and Health is a WHO publication that offers guidance on the full range of health risks likely to be encountered at specific destinations and associated with different types of travel – from business, humanitarian and leisure travel to backpacking and adventure tours. The guidance is intended to help the medical profession to be fully aware of potential risks and to provide appropriate advice, whether this concerns recommended vaccinations, protection against insects and other disease vectors, or safety in different environmental settings.

Highly recommended.

Selected WHO online publications and documents relating to the Control and Management of Diarrhoeal Diseases and Cholera. These links represents a convenient list of some online WHO publications and documents relating to the Control of Diarrhoeal Diseases including Cholera. It is not a complete list. These can be viewed in electronic format online, or downloaded for offline viewing. For a complete and current list, kindly select one of the WHO links above.

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International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh The ICDDR,B, has earned the reputation as the leading international health research centre located in a developing country. It is the birthplace of research that now forms the core of the world's knowledge of diarrhoeal diseases, and led to the development of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS).

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Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project

The Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project maintains a collection of useful resources on maternal nutrition, infant and young child feeding, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and more. Our collection offers a variety of high-quality training materials, publications, web links, and other helpful resources. After five years of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition programming around the world, USAID's Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project completed activities in most countries in December 2011. Resources > Agriculture and food security | Behavior change communication | Infant feeding and emergencies | Infant feeding and HIV | Maternal nutrition
Micronutrients | Monitoring and evaluation | Multilanguage resources | Policy and advocacy | Research | Technical publications

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Explore Sustainable Development
Development Education Program's - DEPweb - World Bank

Students and teachers, welcome to DEPweb, the World Bank's web site of classroom-ready sustainable development materials designed especially for you.

Here you'll find online books and learning modules brimming with activities, information, data tables, case studies, and colorful maps, charts, and photos that will help you explore the often complex yet intriguing social, economic, and environmental issues of sustainable development.

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Source International Information Support CentreSource International Information Support Centre
Source is a collaborative venture of three organisations: Healthlink Worldwide;="http://cich.ich.ucl.ac.uk/"> the Centre for International Child Health, which is a department of an academic institution; and Handicap International a disability and development NGO. Source is also supported by Teaching-aids At Low Cost. Source has a unique collection of over 20,000 health and disability information resources. These include published and unpublished materials, many of which are from developing countries and are not readily available elsewhere in the UK. The collection is open to visitors and a bibliographic database of materials held in the collection can be searched online at http://www.asksource.info/databases.html or via a CD-ROM available from the National Inquiry Services Centre in South Africa.

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ExchangeExchange works to improve the health and quality of life of poor people by encouraging the exchange of relevant knowledge, information and experience. Exchange promotes learning and encourages sharing of information about effective health communication, undertakes advocacy to engender a more favourable climate in which health communication activities can flourish, and maintains a brokerage role to help match health communication needs to available resources. The Exchange programme is hosted by Healthlink Worldwide and supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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People's Health Movement The People's Health Movement (PHM) is a growing coalition of grassroots organisations dedicated to changing the prevailing health care delivery system. This system is considered to be failing to serve the deteriorating health of most of the poor worldwide. The goal of the People’s Health Movement is to re-establish health and equitable development as top priorities in local, national and international policy-making, with primary health care being the strategy to achieve these priorities. The Movement aims to draw on and support people’s movements in their struggles to build long-term and sustainable solutions to health problems.

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The INFO ProjectThe INFO Project, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs, envisions a world of interconnected communities where shared reproductive health information improves and saves lives. Our mission is to support health care decision-making in developing countries by providing global leadership in reproductive health knowledge management.

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Healthy DocumentsHealthy Documents is a compilation of resolutions, declarations and charters on health made at international meetings and also related UN instruments, such as international covenants, treaties, programmes and platforms of action which support these declarations and which are ratified by various governments. The declarations and UN instruments are in the areas of medical ethics, health rights, public health, health and social development, nutrition, children's health and women's health. It also showcases two organisations' advocacy work as an inspiring example of implementing a UN instrument and in realizing an international declaration. This publication is a source of useful information and an important action tool for advocacy to promote people's health.

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Dr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care: For pregnant mothers and parents of infants, young children, and teenagersDr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care is for pregnant mothers and parents of infants, young children, and teenagers. A definitive guide to the parent on pregnancy and childrearing from infancy to the teenage years. Authored by one of India's foremost paediatricians and an internationally renowned authority on breastfeeding.

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Resource Centre Manual: How to set up and manage a resource centreResource Centre Manual - Practical information on all aspects of setting up and managing a resource centre, from planning, fundraising and finding a suitable location, to collecting and organising materials, developing information services, managing databases and websites, and monitoring and evaluating the work of the resource centre. download pdf

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AIDS action: Care, support and prevention issues concerning HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsAIDS action - Aimed at health workers, educators and community workers, these resources provide practical information on a wide range of care, support and prevention issues concerning HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
Protects, Promotes and Supports Breastfeeding Worldwide

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. Its core partners are International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), Wellstart International, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and LINKAGES. WABA is in consultative status with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

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The International Community for the Relief of Starvation and SufferingThe International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering
To reduce disease, suffering and poverty among the most deprived communities through development projects run by the people themselves, using their language and their belief and value systems.

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i-Quench.org / eDevelopmenti-Quench.org/eDevelopment is a recent web portal dedicated to exploring new and emerging ICTs for development in India in the areas of health, education, poverty alleviation, agriculture, micro-finance, e-governance, trade of goods and services, market-based information dissemination - all leading to ICTs-supported holistic community development.

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OneWorld OneWorld is a community of over 1500 organisations working for social justice.

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The World Bank Group

The World Bank Group
site invites your exploration! You will find a wide array of rich and timely resources including financial and economic data, regional, country-specific, and topical information, as well as information on World Bank Publications and projects.

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Values education for children and young adults - Living Values: an educational program
Values education for children and young adults

Living Values: An Educational Program
is a comprehensive values education program. This innovative global character education program offers a wide variety of experiential values activities and practical methodologies to teachers, facilitators, parents and caregivers that enable children and young adults to explore and develop twelve universal values. The purpose of Living Values is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.

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Biomedical SearchBioMedSearch is an enhanced version of the NIH PubMed search that combines MedLine/PubMed data with data from other sources to make the most comprehensive biomedical literature search available. BioMedSearch also provides advanced account features that allow saved searches, alerts, saving documents to portfolios, commenting on documents and portfolios, and sharing documents with other registered users. Registering for BioMedSearch is free.

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Home to Johns Hopkins Health Information
Home to Johns Hopkins Health Information
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to InteliHealth Connect! Johns Hopkins="popline.htm"> POPLINE Database Now Available Online

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NetLinks - Johns Hopkins University
A Searchable Database of Internet Resources in Population, Health and Development Netlinks is a database of over 1,000 Internet resources (compiled and maintained by the Media/Materials Clearinghouse) useful to people working in health, population, and international development. Because these are interdisciplinary fields that include public health, health education, demography, environment, communication, public policy and others, links are made to a wide variety of organizations and government agencies. Each entry includes, in addition to a link to the resource, a brief description, a link to the E-mail address, the street address, phone number, and fax number when available.

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SatelLife SATELLIFE, a non profit organization, provides electronic newsletters and discussion groups to health professionals such as physicians, professors, medical students, program managers and others living in the developing world. All you need is an email address!
For more information="mailto:[email protected]" target="_self">[email protected] SATELLIFE'S Free Health Information Services
SATELLIFE offers specially-designed information services Newsletters | Discussion Groups | Access to the world wide web via Email
NEWSLETTERS: Electronic Publications
To subscribe to any of these newsletters please write to [email protected] HealthNet News features current, peer-reviewed, practical, clinical and public health information from medical journals such as The Lancet, BMJ, etc. HealthNet News-AIDS features current, medical information specifically on HIV/AIDS in Africa taken from peer-reviewed medical journals. Child Health Dialogue concentrates on issues of primary child health and disease prevention. AIDS Action provides practical information on issues of AIDS prevention and care. Health Action emphasizes the implementation of primary health care programs world-wide. CBR News provides practical solutions for disabled individuals to work within their community.
DISCUSSION GROUPS - Electronic Conferences
To subscribe to any of these discussion groups please write to [email protected] ProCAARE - HIV/AIDS/STDs ProCOR - Cardiovascular Health in the developing World AFRO-NETS - African Networks for Health Research and Development E-DRUG - Essential Drugs in the Developing World (English Version) E-MED - Essential Drugs in the Developing World (French Version) E-Farmacos - Essential Drugs in the Developing World (Spanish Version) INDICES - International Network on Drug Information Centres
GETWEB - ACCESS TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB VIA EMAIL GetWeb is available to health professionals who have e-mail only and wish to access the Internet. GetWeb retrieves a particular web site as text and returns it as an email message to you! To retrieve text from a specific web page on our site: 1. Compose a new e-mail message to the following address:="mailto:[email protected]">
[email protected] 2. Leave the Subject line blank. In the body of the message, type the command 'get' followed by the URL of the Web page you want to retrieve. 3. Type 'begin' before your request, and 'end' after your request. (If your mailer software automatically inserts unwanted text (a signature, for example) at the beginning or end of your message, an error will occur. The GetWeb server ignores any text that appears before or after the block.) For example, to retrieve the SATELLIFE home page, your message will look
like the following:

get http://www.rehydrate.org/news/index.html
----------------------------- 4. Send your message. You should receive the requested text in your mailbox shortly.

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BMJ Journals

Free access to journals of BMJ Group

Countries with Free Access eAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
eArchives of Disease in Childhood
eBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
eBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
eEmergency Medicine Journal
Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-Based Mental Health
Evidence-Based Nursing
eJournal of Clinical Pathology
eJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health
eJournal of Medical Ethics
eJournal of Medical Genetics
eJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry
eMedical Humanities
eMolecular Pathology
eOccupational and Environmental Medicine
ePostgraduate Medical Journal
eQuality in Health Care
eSexually Transmitted Infections
eTobacco Control
eWestern Journal of Medicine

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WSSCC Home page

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council is a leading international organisation that enhances collaboration in the water supply and sanitation sector, specifically in order to attain universal coverage of water and sanitation services for poor people around the world. WSSCC is really a cross between a professional association and an international NGO. It operates with a mandate from the United National General Assembly. The mission of the Council is “to accelerate the achievement of sustainable water, sanitation and waste management services to all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration among developing countries and external support agencies and through concerted action programmes”.

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Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival - A USAID-funded international health project committed to improving maternal and child health worldwide.

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child health foundation

Child Health Foundation's mission is "to save the greatest number of children's lives at the lowest possible cost." They accomplish this through their unique network of health professionals and organizations committed to improving health policies and practices. They operate as an independent agent of change, seeking and promoting more effective, easily-delivered and less-expensive methods to prevent illness and death of children. They focus on prevention and treatment of dehydration from diarrheal diseases, which debilitate and kill millions of infants and children worldwide every year.

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A catalyst for global health

PATH improves the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behavior.

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RotaVirus Vaccine Program

The mission of the Rotavirus Vaccine Program is to reduce child morbidity and mortality from diarrhoeal disease by accelerating the availability of rotavirus vaccines appropriate for use in developing countries.

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University of Zambia - Medical Library The Guide to Medical Resources is designed to locate useful medical information quickly and efficiently. The Guide has brief annotations and links to selected www health sites, electronic journals and directories as well as Internet search engines. The primary objective of this web site is to assist users from developing countries in accessing relevant medical information from the Internet.

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children's house

Children's House is a cooperate initiative by AIFS, CIDEF, Children's Rights Centre, Childwatch, Consultative Group, CRIN, Family Life Development Centre, IIN, NOSEB, Radda Barnen, ISCA, UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank and WHO.

Children's House is an interactive resource center - a meeting place for the exchange of information that serves the well being of children. Dedicated to supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge about children's issues, Children's House facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice.

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The Hunger Project is a strategic organization and global movement committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, they empower local people to create lasting society-wide progress in health, education, nutrition and family incomes. They apply a two-prong strategy: mobilizing grassroots self-reliant action, and mobilizing local leadership to clear away obstacles to enable grassroots action to succeed. Their highest priority is the empowerment of women. Women bear primary responsibility for family health, education and nutrition – yet, by tradition, culture and law they are denied the means, information and freedom of action to fulfill their responsibility. The Hunger Project is committed to transforming this condition. You can play a vital role in this global effort. To learn more, please visit The Hunger Project web site.

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crinChild Rights Information Network

CRIN is a global network of children's rights organisations striving to improve the lives of children by - : exchanging information about children's rights; promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; developing networking tools and capacity building.

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Centre for Europe's Children Documentation Centre on child rights; exchanging information about children's rights; promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; promoting research into rights of children; library of rights information.

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The Free Medical Journals Site Free - direct links to online journals offering full text articles The Free Medical Journals Site is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. Within the next three years, the most important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The access to free scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice and attract Internet visitors to these journals.

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PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed provides links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources

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PubMed guides compiled by medical libraries for their users are available on the Internet.

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updated: 23 August, 2019