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The Psychological First Aid Guide During Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks
September 16, 2014

The Psychological First Aid Guide during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks is now available online. You can find more information, updates and resources related to the Ebola crisis on the Ebola, West Africa 2014 group on mhpss.net.

Mohamed Elshazly, the New Regional Host for MENA
September 16, 2014
Mohamed Elshazly

Mohamed Elshazly, based in Turkey, is the new Regional Host for Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Mohamed is a qualified medical doctor and psychiatrist from Egypt with more than a decade of experience in clinical mental health services, training and MHPSS services in emergencies. He is working now as a psychiatrist trainer at International Medical Corps in Turkey for the project on Syrian refugees. Contact Mohamed at [email protected] for support in getting the most out of this network in relation to Middle East and North Africa.

2. What’s new on our site?

The MHPSS Network has just launched a brand new interactive website.

Here are the latest features:

Member Profile: now you can upload your CV to your profile!

Groups: group admins can now set custom widgets to their groups which allow them to feature content they want to promote. They can also organize group chats!

Activity: now you can post images, videos and links! See our Interactive Zones guidelines in our Terms of Use.

Resources: you can now share resources between groups; create keywords for your resources; tag and rate resources; recommend resources to be featured in your group; and safely share resources in a multitude of other platforms

Searches: now we have a completely new and user-friendly search function. Search results are filtered by time frame and result types, and gives you auto suggestions as you search. All searches have custom RSS feeds

Chat: this is a brand new feature where you can chat with members online. You can see the chat window as you log on to the site at the bottom right hand side corner. Try it!

Vacancies: now we have a separate section for vacancies where you can both search for jobs and post you own vacancies

Need further assistance? Contact your Regional Host and we will help you.

Don’t forget to send us some feedback! We would love to hear from you.


URGENTLY RECRUITING! Ebola Response – UNICEF Guinee and Liberia

The second outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) has left many in need of humanitarian assistance, and have significantly exacerbated the acute vulnerabilities facing women and children. The Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) call for the rapid provision and deployment of qualified personnel to act in the first eight critical weeks of humanitarian response and provide guidance for action beyond that, moving towards defined benchmarks. In the implementation of its Ebola response plan, the UNICEF Guinée and Liberia Country Offices are still scaling up its Child Protection component. Technical and management support is required in the field and at the capital level and qualified professionals are called to apply for the positions below ASAP: Read more