Health interventions for older peoplein emergencies.

Documento: 2367
Título: Health interventions for older peoplein emergencies.
Autor: Fritsch, Pascale.
Fuente: Londres; HelpAge International; 2012. 32 p.
Descriptores: AYUDA HUMANITARIA O DE EMERGENCIA. GRUPOS VULNERABLES. ASISTENCIA A LOS ANCIANOS. DERECHO A LA SALUD. SERVICIOS DE SALUD
Resumen: La guía recomienda cinco puntos clave de acción para abordar las necesidades de salud de las personas mayores en situaciones de emergencia. Las acciones claves siguen las dos secciones principales del capítulo Esfera en acciones de salud (sistemas de salud y servicios de salud esenciales), y las normas pertinentes de estas secciones han sido adaptados para capturar las necesidades específicas de las personas mayores.

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Contenido The background. The commitments.
Definitions: levels of health care
Basic principles of emergency health interventions:
- Accessibility
- Gender equality
Health needs of older people:
- Chronic diseases
- Communicable diseases
The action points
Key action points to address health interventions for older people in emergencies
Action point 1.
Assess the health needs of older people:
- What data to collect?
- How to find the information?
Action point 2.
Strengthen the health system in order to cope with older people’s health needs:
- Health service delivery
- Human resources
- Drugs and medical supplies
- Health financing
- Health information management
Action point 3.
Provide integrated essential health services to older people:
- Prioritising health services
- Non-communicable diseases
- Mental health
Action point 4.
Build partnerships:
- Why?
- Who?
- How?
Action point 5.
Advocate for older people’s right to health:
- How?
- Strategies for successful advocacy
- Messages Annex 1: Sex and Age Disaggregated Data Methodology
Annex 2: Essential list of generic drugs for chronic diseases
Annex 3: List of basic aids and hygiene kits for older people
Annex 4: Sample advocacy plan .
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