Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

The interagency emergency health kit 2006

Medicines and medical devices for 10,000 people for approximately 3 months: an interagency document

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 88
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English, French, Spanish
WHO reference number: WB 105 2006IN; WB 105 2006IN-1 (French); WB 105 2006IN-2 (Spanish)

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Overview

This document provides background information on the composition and use of the Interagency emergency health kit. The content of this kit is based on the health needs of 10 000 people for a period of three months. The updated edition takes into account the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the increasing parasite resistance to commonly available antimalarials and the field experience of agencies using the emergency health kit.