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The United Nations Joint Programme on Hiv-Aids (Unaids) : Year 200...

By: World Health Organization

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La preocupación de que el VIH siga reforzando su presencia en Oriente Medio y África del Norte se ha visto confirmada por las últimas estimaciones, que indican que 92 000 [34 000-350 000] personas contrajeron la infección por el VIH en 2004. Esto eleva a 540 000 [230 000-1,5 millones] el número total de personas que viven con el virus en esta región. Se estima que el SIDA se cobró la vida de 28 000 [12 000-72 000] personas en 2004. Entre los jóvenes de 15-24 años, el 0,3...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1955; Volume 12, Numbe...

By: Lawrence B. E Hall

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The Eighth Regional Meeting of National Fellowships Officers was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 22 to 25 November 198:. It. brought together twenty-five participants from the Member States of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, one resource person and six staff members uf WHO (Annex 1).

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 193...

By: Health Section of the Secretaríat of the League of Nations

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Ce communique contient les inIormations recues par l'Office International d'Hygibne publique en execution de la Convention sanitaire internationale de 1926, directement ou par l'intermediaire des Bureaux suivants, agissant comme Bureaux regionarzx pour I'application de cette Convention: Bureau d'Extreme-Orient de I'Organisation d'hygiene de la Soeiete des Nations, Singapour. Bureau Sanitaire Panambrieain., Washington. Bureau Regional du Conseil sanitaire ...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 2002, South-East Asia Region ; Minis...

By: Azrul Azwar, Dr.

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1. INTRODUCTION The Health Ministers of the countries of WHO South-East Asia Region have been meeting since 1981. These meetings have been providing a forum for ministers to discuss important health issues in the Region as well as forge bilateral cooperation. The Twentieth Meeting of Ministers of Health was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 9-10 September 2002, at the invitation of the Minister of Health, Republic of Indonesia.

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World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern...

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Currently, ischaemic heart disease is responsible for more deaths and a greater burden of disease than any other cause in the established market economies. Worldwide, ischaemic heart disease is the largest cause of death, and is fifth largest in terms of disease burden (1, 2). By 2020, the low- and middle-income countries will also have ischaemic heart disease as the most frequent cause of death and greatest disease burden. Some of the reasons for this are positive: they...

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World Health Organization : Year 1991 : Traditional Medicine Sch U...

By: World Health Organization

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A TDR consul,tnt.ion,c osponsored by the Division of Control of Tropical Diseases (CTD) and the Radiation Medicine (RAD) Unit was held in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical Institute and the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, from 1 to 6 0ctobe.r 1990 at the Department of Endemic Medicine. Kasr El-Aini Ilonpital, Cairo, Egypt. Ultrasono&rnphy experts and physiciar~s with a wide experience of application of this technology in schistosomiasis and othcr eropical dise...

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World Health Organization : Year 1998 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Ron Sawyer

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Welcome This step-by-step guide can help you help communities improve their environments and manage their water and sanitation facilities, particularly for prevention of diarrhoeal disease. You won't need to do a lot of additional background readmg, but you will need training in either the PHAST1 or SARAR2 methodology upon which this guide is based. You will also need some technical knowledge about diarrhoea1 disease transmission to share with community members and to gu...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2004; Volume 82, Numbe...

By: Lesley Doyal

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International standards for diphtheria toxoid, plain, and for tetanus toxoid were established in 1951.6 Both preparations are relatively highly purified toxoids. Preparations of this nature have, however, proved somewhat of a disadvantage in assay work so far as diphtheria toxoid is concerned. It has been generally observed that the slopes of dosage-response lines for fluid diphtheria toxoids tend to become flatter as the purity increases; adsorbed preparations generally...

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Prevention in Pri...

By: Ingried Erlacher

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Acute diarrhoeal diseases continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children, particularly in developing countries. Etiological diagnosis nlay not be essential in the treatment of individual patients, but a knowledge of the relative importance and seasonal pretalence of the different pathogens in differenr regions is essential for the proper management of outbreaks and the planning and implementation of control measures.

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993, Irp; Health Care ...

By: World Health Organization

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La prkparation de sbums de rkfkrence pour les arbovirus est le plus souvent pratiquhe chez la souris. On peut obtenir, 8 l'aide de cet animal, deux cattgories de skrums : si Yon effectue une immunisation de courte durCe et que l'on saigne les animaux peu de temps aprBs la dernikre injection, on obtient un sCrum monovalent, rkagissant exclusivement, ou presque, vis-8-vis du virus employC. En revanche, si l'on prolonge l'immunisation, surtout avec les virus du groupe B, on...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1994-99, South-East Asia Region ; Wo...

By: Widyastuti Wibisana, Dr.

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A Working group mccting on the Women, Health and Development (WHD) Country Profilcs was held at the Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health, in Yangon, Myanmar from 31 March - 4 April 1997. The mccting was attended by 14 participants representing eight of thc Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO), South-East Asia Region (SEAR) (Annex 1). 1. OPENING SESSION The meeting was inaugurated by His Excellency Lt General Khin Nyunt, Chairman of the Natio...

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World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern...

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World Health Organization : Development of Health Services, Smallp...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The execution of successful eradication programmes was a challenge to all countries, but for those which in 1967 had onlv, ,ju st begun to develop national infrastructures for health, transport and communication it presented a staggering problem. Ethiopia, with a population of 25.5 million (in 1970), was by far the largest and most populous of countries in this category. Across the Red Sea lay the much smaller states of Yemen (population, 4.8 million) and De...

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World Health Organization Publication : 9241560614 Table of Conten...

By: World Health Organization

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This publication is a comprehensive presentation of a study, carried out in an area of northern Nigeria from 1969 to 1976 by a WHO/Government of Nigeria research team, on the epidemiology and control of malaria in the African savanna. This research was planned and directed by a multidisciplinary group at WHO headquarters in liaison with the WHO Regional Office for Africa and in collaboration with the authorities and the staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Kano S...

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World Health Organization : Year 1992 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Mario C. Raviglione

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Introduction There are suggestions that in some Western European countries the recordcd decline of tuberculosis notifications has come to an end. Idowever, no detailcd analysis has heen reported on the tuberculosis situation in Western Europe. The aim of this article is to assess trends in tuberculosis mortality and morbidity in fourteen countries of Western turope.

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: P. E. N. Sikosana, Dr.

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SYNOPSIS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Countries across Africa are engaged in redefining their health policies and restructuring institutions in response to the challenges posed by an economic decline, dramatic increase in poverty, and serious erosion of the human development achievements over the past two decades. While Health For All (HFA) through Primary Health Care (PHC) remains the main goal of health development in Africa, health sector reform is urgently needed in order to...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 194...

By: Health Section of the Secretaríat of the League of Nations

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Ce communique contient les inIormations recues par l'Office International d'Hygibne publique en execution de la Convention sanitaire internationale de 1926, directement ou par l'intermediaire des Bureaux suivants, agissant comme Bureaux regionarzx pour I'application de cette Convention: Bureau d'Extreme-Orient de I'Organisation d'hygiene de la Soeiete des Nations, Singapour. Bureau Sanitaire Panambrieain., Washington. Bureau Regional d'lnformations sanita...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 197...

By: World Health Organization

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UMTEDS TATESO F AMERICASu. mmary for 1972. - In 1972, a total of 13 752 isolations of shigella was reported to the Center far Disease Control. This was an increase of 5.9 % over the 12 988 isolations reported in 1971. Utilizing the population estimates far 1 July 1972, the overall United States attack rate was 66.0 reported isolations per million population in 1972, compared to 63.6 and 54.0 reported isolations in 1971 and 1970, respectively. Wornia independently reporte...

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World Health Organization : Year 1984, Expanded Programme on Immun...

By: Expanded Programme on Immunization

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This set of 8 texts, or modules, together with the Trainer's Guide make up a training manual for health workers who will give vaccines. The texts explain what vaccinators need to know about immunization, and they describe and illustrate what vaccinators must be able to do. A controlled or simplified style of English is used so that more trainees can read the material, even though this is not their first language, and so that the text is easier to adapt and to translate into other languages.

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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; World Health Organization,...

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To ensure safety during mass immunization campaigns with injectable vaccines Mass immunization campaigns pose specific safety challenges, due to their objective of immunizing large populations over a short period of time and often being conducted outside the normal healthcare setting. Two of the most notable challenges are injection safety and adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Firstly, with respect to injection safety, the large number of injections to be adm...

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