Searching with a thematic focus on Non-Communicable Diseases, Health

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    Persecution, intimidation, and failure of assistance in Darfur

    Médecins Sans Frontières, 2004
    In the context of the civil war being waged in Darfur, Sudan, this paper seeks to convey what has happened to the health of people in Darfur based on data emerging from MSF clinics and surveys. The objective of the report is to create some understanding of the magnitude and depth of the suffering and the failure to address these problems.
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    Health and social protection: meeting the needs of the very poor

    Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester, 2005
    This paper from the DFID Health Systems Resource Centre explores the policy implications of bringing together work on the burden of disease and on social protection.It argues that the analysis of responses to health-related risks must take into account the existence of major structural inequalities and highly segmented health and social protection systems.Better-off people tend to benefit from wel
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    Mental health in complex emergencies

    The Lancet, 2004
    This review from The Lancet presents an action plan for providing mental health care in complex emergencies. Its recommendations include immediate, centralised coordination of all mental health activities, followed by a needs assessment to identify vulnerable groups, highlight risk factors, and find out what mental health resources are already available.
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    Mental and social health during and after acute emergencies: emerging consensus?

    Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2005
    This article from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization acknowledges that there is no agreement on the public health value of the post-traumatic stress disorder concept, or the appropriateness of vertical (separate) trauma-focused services during and after acute emergencies.
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    Perception and beliefs about mental illness among adults in Karfi village, northern Nigeria

    BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2004
    This article, published in BMC International Health and Human Rights, reports on a study of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about mental illness among adults in a rural community in northern Nigeria. The study found that the most commonly perceived symptoms of mental illness were aggression, destructiveness, being excessively talkative or behaving eccentrically.
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    World report on road traffic injury prevention

    World Health Organization, 2004
    This report, jointly produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, examines the growing problem of road traffic injuries from a health perspective. It argues that road traffic injuries are a major but neglected health challenge that requires concerted efforts for effective and sustainable prevention.