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  • CDC. Notes from the field: malnutrition and mortality – Southern Somalia, July 2011. MMWR. 2011;60:1026-7.
  • Williams HA, Waldman R. Public health in complex emergencies: toward a more integrated science. National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin. 2001;21(1):89-111.
  • Williams HA, Bloland PB. A Practical Discussion of Applied Public Health Research in the Context of Complex Emergencies: Examples from Malaria Control in Refugee Camps. National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin. 2001;21(1):70-88.
  • Williams HA. Caring for Those in Crisis: Integrating Anthropology and Public Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin. 2001;21(1):1-16.
  • Spiegel PB, Sheik M, Woodruff BA, et al. The accuracy of mortality reporting in displaced persons camps during the post-emergency phase. Disasters. 2001;25(2):172-180.
  • Spiegel PB, Salama P. Emergencies in developed countries: are aid organisations ready to adapt? Lancet. 2001;357(9257):714.
  • Salama P, Spiegel P, Brennan R. No less vulnerable: the internally displaced in humanitarian emergencies. Lancet. 2001;357(9266):1430-1431.
  • Sheik M, Gutierrez MI, Bolton P, et al. Deaths among humanitarian workers. British Medical Journal. 2000;321(7254):166-168.
  • Spiegel P. Health issues affecting displaced populations: the evolution of public health response in emergency and post-emergency phases of complex emergencies. Refuge. 2000;18(5):1-3.
  • Analysis of contexts of a crisis environment. Health Strategic Response: relief, rehabilitation and development report, WHO and EHA, 1998.
  • Spiegel P. The Relief-Reconstruction-Development Dynamic: A new approach to the concept of linking relief, reconstruction, and development. Refuge. 1998;17(4):33-37.
  • Toole MJ. Mass population displacement. A global public health challenge. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 1995;9(2):353-366.
  • Burkholder B, Toole M. Evolution of complex disasters. Lancet. 1995;346:1012-1015.
  • Sharp TW, Yip R, Malone JD. US military forces and emergency international humanitarian assistance. Observations and recommendations from three recent missions. JAMA. 1994;272(5):386-390.
  • Toole MJ, Waldman RJ. Refugees and displaced persons. War, hunger, and public health. JAMA. 1993;270(5):600-605.
  • Toole M. The public health consequences of inaction: lessons learned in responding to sudden population displacements. In: The framework for survival: health, human rights, and humanitarian assistance in conflicts and disasters. New York: Basic Books; 1993:144-158.
  • Toole M, Waldman RJ. Nowhere a promised land: the plight of the world's refugees. Encyclopedia Britanica, Medical Health; 1991:124-141.
  • Toole M, Waldman RJ. Prevention of excess mortality in refugee and displaced populations in developing countries. JAMA. 1990;263:296-302.

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Guidelines and Methodology

  • Williams H, Burke H. A Field Experience. Assessing Refugees' Health Care Services in Tanzania: A Field Guide. Geneva: Health and Community Development Section, Division of Operation and Support, UNHCR; 2002.
  • Rapid health assessment protocols for emergencies. Geneva: WHO; 1999.
  • Spiegel PB, Lynch E, Patel NM. Continuous quality improvement applied to outpatient health care delivery in displaced persons camps. Refuge. 2000;18(5):31-38.
  • Spiegel P. contributor to Chapter 5: Health Services. The Sphere Project: Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in disaster response. Oxford: Oxford Publishing; 2000:215-269.
  • Sklaver BA, Managan A, Bullard S, et al. Rapid imagery through kite aerial photography in a complex humanitarian emergency. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2006;27(21):4709-4714.
  • Salama P, Buzard N, Spiegel P. Improving standards in international humanitarian response: the Sphere Project and beyond. JAMA. 2001;286(5):531-532.
  • Salama P, Spiegel P, Talley L, et al. Lessons learned from complex emergencies over the past decade. Lancet. 2004;364:1801-1813.
  • Nsubuga P, White ME, Thacker SB, et al. Public health surveillance: a tool for targeting and monitoring interventions. In: Jamison DT, Breman JG, et al., eds. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 2006:997-1018.
  • MacArthur JR, Dudley S, Williams HA. Approaches to facilitating health care acceptance: a case example from Karenni refugees. National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin. 2001;21(1):56-69.
  • Bostoen K, Bilukha O, Fenn B, et al. Methods for health surveys in difficult settings: charting progress, moving forward. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology. 2007;4.
  • Burkle FM, Jr., McGrady KA, Newett SL, et al. Complex, humanitarian emergencies: III. Measures of effectiveness. Prehospital & Disaster Medicine. 1995;10(1):48-56.
  • CDC. Guidelines for collecting, processing, storing, and shipping diagnostic specimens in refugee health-care environments. Annex of: Famine-affected, refugee, and displaced populations: recommendations for public health issues. MMWR Recommendation and Report. 1992;41.

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