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Identificaton of Food Colors. A Tentative Report on the Solubility...

By: Loomis, Henry Meech
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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1997, 0419229108 - in...

By: World Health Organization

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Industrialised countries have extensive experience of the problems caused by water pollution and the strategies and technologies available to control it. In the developing world, although pollution is increasing rapidly with urbanisation and industrialisation, most countries have very limited experience of pollution control measures or of the institutional and legislative frameworks needed to make such measures effective. On the other hand, the Collaborative Council's de...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1995 ; Issue 92415617...

By: World Health Organization

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Industrialised countries have extensive experience of the problems caused by water pollution and the strategies and technologies available to control it. In the developing world, although pollution is increasing rapidly with urbanisation and industrialisation, most countries have very limited experience of pollution control measures or of the institutional and legislative frameworks needed to make such measures effective. On the other hand, the Collaborative Council's de...

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

By: Dima E. C. Weil

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The Programme's global strategy for TB control is based on the ability of NTPs to quickly identify and cure newly infectious TB patients. Without reliable supply of affordable drugs of assured quality, the strategy cannot be successful. Although total drug expenditures are likely to increase with revitalization of global control efforts, they will evsntually decline because treatment interrupts transmission, ulcirnately leading to fewer new cases requiring treatment. Cur...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Benedetto Saraceno

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Latest WHO estimates of the global burden of disease for 15 to 44 year-olds indicate that mental and behavioural disorders represent five of the top ten leading disease burdens. These disorders, which include depression, alcohol use disorders, self-inflicted injuries, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are as significant in developing countries as they are in industrialized countries. The economic and social impact of this burden on society is tremendous. Health and soc...

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World Health Organization : Year 2003 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION In 2000, the World Health Assembly, recalling resolutions WHA44.8 and WHA46.36, restated two global targets for TB control: to treat successfully 85% of detected smear-positive TB cases; and to detect 70% of all such cases (1). Meanwhile, country-specific data suggested that in 2000 90% of the world’s population was living in countries that had adopted DOTS, the internationally recommended strategy for TB control. However, only approximately 27% of the estim...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization,...

By: M. Kokou Afogbe

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A meeting on the optimal use of the regional drug quality control laboratories (RDQC'Ls) in Africa was the subject of a five day meeting organized by the Action Programme on Essential Dmgs (DAP) and EDVjAW.0 in Niamey, Niger, 8-12 November 1993. The meeting was attended by the directors of regional drug quality control laboratories, managers of central medical stores, directors of drug regulatoty authorities, experts in quality control and observers fro...

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World Health Organization : Organisation Mondiale de la Sante ; Ye...

By: W. B. Wanandi

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Owing to the complexity of the problems, limited a v a i l a b i l i t y of information and time, only the following components of drug policies and management have been evaluated and some briefly reported. Further study and consideration regarding improvement of the Sri Lanka Programme on Drug Policies and Management i s s t i l l necessary and recommended.

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World Health Organization : Year 2006 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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1. Introduction Bacteriology is one of the fundamental aspects of national tuberculosis (TB) control programmes (NTPs) and a key component of the DOTS strategy. However, TB laboratory services are often neglected components of these programmes. Given existing constraints, it will be difficult for many countries to achieve the global targets of 70% detection of infectious cases and 85% cure of these incidents by the year 2005. Although the global success rate under DOTS h...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994, Cvi Tfsa, No. 94.6: Cvi Mis...

By: Julie B. Milstien

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Executive Summary The purpose of the visit of this team representing the Task Forces on Situation ! Analysis of Vaccine Supply and Vaccine Quality Control of the Children's Vaccine Initiative was to work with national authorities and participating donors to develop a strategic vaccine supply plan for Egypt for the next ten years. Special thanks are due to a the Chairman of the Board and the staff of Vacsera for opening their files and their facilities to us, and to the E...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994, Cvi, No. 94.2: Children’s V...

By: J. W. Lee, Dr.

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Recent years have seen what has been described as a crisis in vaccine supply. Country immunization programmes require increased amounts of vaccine to meet disease eradication and elimination goals, vaccine prices have increased, some governments see destabilization of their financial structures. and traditional donors seek more sustainable way to support immunization programmes. In response to this crisis. the Task Force on Situation Analysis of Global Vaccine Supply of ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1980; Volume 58, Numbe...

By: M. J. Goddard

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It gives me great pleasure and it is an honour for me to welcome you t o Poland, to Warsaw and to this workshop on AIDS hotlines for countries of central and eastern Europe. The workshop is convened in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Welfare, Health and Cultural Affairs of The Netherlands and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare uf Poland, and organized by the Dutch National. Cornittee on AIDS Control. 1 understand that this is the ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 782: Moni...

By: M. J. Behbehani

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INTRODUCTION The WHO Expert Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation of Oral Health met at the Intercountry Centre for Oral Health (ICOH) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 8 to 14 December 1987. In reviewing the WHO Oral Health Programme, the Expert Committee noted its logic, breadth and innovatory approach, as well as its efforts to adapt to new situations and needs. The early emphasis of the Programme was on epidemiological methods and surveys, and on the development of the ...

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Developing and Implementing an Accreditation Program in Egypt

By: Nadwa Rafeh

Excerpt: Since 1997, Egypt has engaged in a health sector reform program with quality improvement as a key goal of the reform program strategy. Over several years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Partnership for Health Reform Project ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Shekhar Saxena, Dr.

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As the world becomes increasingly aware of the massive burden associated with mental disorders and takes steps to expand and improve mental health care, the need for accurate and up-to-date information is crucial. Information is required in two distinct areas: the disease burden and the available resources. Many decades of work have resulted in substantial information on the extent and burden of mental diseases. This includes information on how to obtain reliable and val...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415910...

By: World Health Organization

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FOREWORD The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The FCTC is an evidencebased treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The FCTC represents a paradigm shift in developing a regulatory strategy to address addictive substances; in contrast to previous drug control treaties, the FCTC asserts the importance of demand reduction strategies a...

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Elton B. Stephens Company : (Ebsco)-Food Science and Nutrition: Fo...

By: World Health Organization

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The article by Kent Ranson on the experience of the Self Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) Medical Insurance Fund in Gujarat, on pp. 613–621 of this issue of the Bulletin, focuses on catastrophic health care expenditure and thereby underlines the importance of ensuring that community financing schemes effectively protect households from impoverishment. It may well be a hope that such schemes will enhance social cohesion and access to routine low-cost services; howeve...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: Nancy Binkin

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INTRODUCTION Objectives of the Guidelines A high prevalence of MDR-TB is mostly due to poor TB case management under inappropriate programme conditions. Any intervention to treat and/or control MDRTB must place highest priority in correcting such errors within the national TB programme (NTP) or corresponding entity. As there is not yet a standardised DOTS-Plus strategy, projects currently being implemented or in the planning stages should be considered pilot projects and...

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

By: Jamie Bartram, Dr.

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The Role of HPC Measurement in Drinking Water Quality Management Background A group of microbiology and public health experts including regulatory and medical expertise was convened in Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 April 2002 to consider the utility of Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) measurements in addressing drinking water quality and safety. The group was convened following the NSF International/World Health Organization Symposium on HPC Bacteria in Drinking Water Public...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1989; Volume 67, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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The Joint WHOJDSE Regional Meeting of Drug Regulatory Authorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) was held from 2 to a November 1993 in Tunis, Tunisia. This meeting was organized by the WHO Regional Offica for the sastern Mediterranean (EMRO), with technical and financial assistance from the weutsche Stiftung fur Internationale Entwicklung (CSE, i.e. German Foundation for International Development). The objective of the meeting was to improve the availability a...

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