Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New Book - Technology for humanitarian action

Kevin M Cahill (ed.)
Technology for humanitarian action
Fordham University Press, 2004, 303.483 CAH

Published through the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs an Fordham University, Technology for humanitarian action is a practical guide to current technologies that can help relief and humanitarian aid workers. Designed to facilitate technology transfer to the humanitarian sector, the essays focus on areas where technology is underused and attempt to predict where new technological advances may be applied. This valuable peace of research illustrates ways in which humanitarian organizations could incorporate technological advances into their humanitarian action program's in order to maximize the impact of humanitarian aid.

In 2005, UNICEF published its latest Humanitarian Action Report.

Further information on advances and uses of medical technology can be found through the Department of Essential Health Technologies, a branch of the World Health organization.

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