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close this bookTechnical notes: Special Considerations for Programming in Unstable Situations (UNICEF, 2000, 490 p.)
close this folderChapter 1 - Annex 7: Management, Control and Prevention of the Most Common Communicable Diseases
close this folderTuberculosis
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Possible UNICEF Inputs

The expertise and resources of WHO should normally be swiftly mobilized by the government.

For meningitis:

· Vaccines, vaccination supplies, essential drugs.

For yellow fever, polio, Japanese encephalitis:

· Vaccines, vaccination supplies.

For malaria:

· Impregnated bed nets.
· Drugs.
· Support to appropriate vector control measures.

For measles:

· Vitamin A supplements.
· Vaccines; ORS and cotrimoxazole.

Plus, in most epidemics:

· Support for special training for health workers.

· Support for in-country transport and distribution of priority supplies and personnel (transport may be temporarily diverted from other programme purposes).

· Social mobilization and specifically focused health education programmes among the most vulnerable communities.

· Where specific epidemics are common, provision to respond to the predictable needs for assistance should be included in the regular UNICEF health programme budget and recourse be made to ‘emergency’ assistance processes only if the epidemic takes on unusually major proportions or generates extraordinary needs.

For tuberculosis:

· BCG vaccine in the context of EPI.