|Clinical Guidelines and Treatment Manual (Médecins Sans Frontières, 1993)|
This clinical manual is a collective work, for daily field practice.
We have tried to incorporate information from various sources: the
field experience of Medecins sans Frontieres personnel, the recommendations from
reference institutions such as World Health
Organization (W.H.O.) and from text books and monographs most relevant to the domain of medical care in developing countries (see bibliography).
This manual is for doctors, nurses and other health professionals responsible for curative care in rural dispensaries and hospitals, as well as in displace people or refugee camps.
It covers the curative and to a lesser extent the preventive aspects of the main conditions encountered in the field. It should function as a supportive tool towards the elaboration of an adapted health policy. The introduction of this manual will emphasize the basis of such a policy.
With a view to future revisions and to keep the work as close as possible to field realities, the authors would be grateful for critical comments and suggestions from users of this manual.
Comments should be send to
Medecins sans Frontieres - Service medical
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