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The Sphere Project Handbook: Standards for Humanitarian Response Address Growing Problem of Chronic Diseases

The Sphere Handbook 2011 edition addresses the impact of demographic changes on the management of non-communicable chronic diseases in emergencies. With the unprecedented growth in the number of older people worldwide – from 7% of people over 60 worldwide in 2004 to 11% in 2011 – the demographic and epidemiological profile of disaster-affected populations has […]

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Do Friends Make a Difference? Youth Mental Health and Violence in Ibadan, Nigeria

Mental health is not simply the absence of mental disorders and the absence of mental disablement (i.e. impairments, disabilities and handicaps) but it is also the mental and social well-being of the individual. Over 90% of the youths in the various motor parks are engaged in various drugs usage from Indian hemps to heroin.

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Non-Communicable Diseases and Emergencies: A Call for Renewed Action

In the aftermath of the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), there is now an unprecedented opportunity for a renewed call to action on the management of NCDs during and following emergencies (including natural disasters, conflict and non-conflict related emergencies).

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