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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Icp, Infection Pr...

By: World Health Organization

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Much of the information on the overall situation of the elderly, including their medical and social problems, arbitrarily groups together all those over a particular age, usually the retiring age. However, present evidence suggests that the elderly are far from being a homogeneous group and that the use of health services varies greatly with age, even within the elderly group. Age changes cause changes in morbidity. There may be different rates of aging in different coun...

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Icp, Infection Pr...

By: World Health Organization

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The spectacular success of penicillin in the individual and mass treatment of the treponematoses is a frequently quoted achievement of modern public health practice. It is therefore not surprising that penicillin therapy has overshadowed other developments in the control of syphilis, yaws, and pinta, and particularly the considerable progress made in laboratory techniques. For example, more sensitive and more specific serological procedures have become available through ...

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Statement, Year 2007 - Statement, World Health Organization, No. 4...

By: World Health Organization

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Geneva,2 3 February2 007- The WorldH ealthO rganizatio(nW HO)a nd the UNAIDS Secretariawt elcomet he publicationto dayi n TheL anceto f the detailedfi ndingso f two trialsu ndertakenin Kenyaa nd Uganda to determinew hetherm alec ircumcisiohna s a protectiveef fecta gainsat cquiringH IVi nfection. Fundedb y the US NationaIln stituteso f Healtht,h e trialsw eret erminatede arlyo n 12 Decembe2r 006o n the recommendatioonf t heirD ataa nd SafetyM onitorinBg oard. The finding...

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

By: Des Jarlais

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Introduction Au moment ou lou observe une rccrl~desceiice dramatique de la trypanosomlase humaine en Afrique intertroplcale, le deplstaye de la maladie du somrneil, particulibemenl en zone dc Tori-I. est rend11 difficile pour diverses raisons: proble~lies ecoiion~iques reduisant les activites. inaccessibilite * Ce prole1 a requ Vappui Ilancier du Programme specla1 PNUDl Bangue mand~alelOMS de recherche et de formailon concernant les maladles troplcaies. de la Coopbratlo...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 198...

By: World Health Organization

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PHLLIPPINB- The Expanded Programme on Immunizat~onin the Phlllppines is considenng extending ~ tuss e of pollomyelitis vaccme. As a orellminarv to this. a lameness survev was carried out to obtain Sew= autornatlque & repoase Telex 281% Gcnevc survi & ZCZC ct FRAN pour unc dponse en fm@ przv&nce and incidence data and to attempt to establish whether the ep~dem~ologlcpaal ttern of pollomyel~t~iss changng. The survey was carried out by o b w g~ nfonnauono n all chldren aeed...

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

By: World Health Organization

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In May 1976 the WHO Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the International Union against Tuberculosis and the Czechoslovak Medical Society, convened a symposium to review the situation of tuberculosis in the Region with special reference to the deiinition and role of surveillance in control programmes.' Although tuberculosis is steadily declining in most of the techmcally advanced countries in the European Region, it still represents a major health problem i...

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World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacifi...

By: M. Max D. Moody

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Streptococcal infections are caused primarily by Group A streptococci which are found in nature in the upper respiratory tract of man. They are maintained in the population by transmission from one perEon to another. Streptococcal infections are responsible not only POP more respiratory ilbeasesthsclm other bacterium but also for suppurative aomplication, sinusitis, otitis media, and mastoiditis. Acute rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis are the two most importa...

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European Occupational Health Series : World Health Organization : ...

By: A. E. Martin

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Simian virus 40 (SV40)is a polyomavirus of rhesus macaque origin (1-3).It was present but unrecognized in the monkey kidney cell cultures used to prepare both the inactivated and live attenuted poliovirus vaccines as well as several other viral vaccines.

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Executive Board : 2003, Document, No. Eb111. R1-In French: Nominat...

By: World Health Organization

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The indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test for identifying antiplague antibodies was lirst described by Chen & Meyer (5) and has been widely applied in serologic examinations of rodents captured in plague enzootic foci or in nonendemic areas (3, 4, 6, 8). Although this test has a definite advantage in both convenience and reproducibility, it is important that the results obtained should be confirmed by nonspecific haemagglutination and fraction I antibody inhibition tests...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 734 - in ...

By: M. Jacobsen

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Un Groupe d'etude de 1'OMS sur les limites d'exposition professionnelle a viske sanitaire recommandkes dans le cas des poussieres de silice et de charbon s'est reuni a GenZve du 6 au 12 mars 1984. Le Dr M. A. El-Batawi, Medecin-chef du Bureau de la medecine du travail a souhaitt la bienvenue aux membres du Groupe d'etude, au nom du Directeur general, et a explique que l'objectif du Groupe etait double: 1) adopter des recommandations sur les limites d'exposition aux pouss...

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International Classification of Diseases : 2004 : Issue 9241592281...

By: World Health Organization

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ETHIOPIA July 2004 WHO estimate of number of people requiring treatment – end 2005: 200 000 Antiretroviral therapy target declared by country: 93 000 by 2005

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1979; Volume 57, Numbe...

By: E. B. Doberstyn

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Although antihypertensive drug therapy represents one of the major success stories in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, the pharmacological approach to management does have limitations if used in isolation. Population studies as well as randomized controlled trials show that environmental factors are major determinants of hypertension,. The most important of these factors are: excess body fat and obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, alcohol consumption, tobacco and ot...

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European Occupational Health Series : 1994-97; Prevention in Prima...

By: World Health Organization

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It is probable that, in the future, the year 1950 will be remembered as a turning-point in the great evolutionary movements that have permanently affected the health and welfare of mankind. The decade immediately preceding 1950 gave the medical profession an impressive array of new weapons-antihistaminics, radio-active isotopes, new insecticides, and a whole series of antibiotics. Some of these new weapons owe their prestige to their life-saving qualities, while others h...

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Historical : Health Organisation, Malaria Comission; Malaria, Chap...

By: World Health Organization

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Depuis la conf6rence historique sur les soins de sant6 primaires (Alma-Ata, 1978), de nombreux pays de par le monde oeuvrent r6solument vers la r6alisation de l'objectif social de la Sant6 pour Tous, adopt6 par 1'Assembl6e Mondiale de la sant6 en 1977. Presque deux d6cennies apri:s, un consensus mondial s'est d6gag6 pour admettre que les principes cardinaux de participation communautaire, de collaboration intersectorielle, d'accessibilit6 technologique dans un contexte d...

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World Health Organization : World Health Publication ; Year 1987, ...

By: Abdul Rahman Al Awadi

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Health manpower is the key to the whole health system structure, as this system depends mainly on service delivery. Since the key person in health care delivery has traditionally been the physician, physicians have dominated the health manpower picture and have tried to build the pattern of health care around themselves. The result has sometimes been very far removed from the actual health needs of communities.

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

By: Jonathan D. Quick

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Une nouuelle ere dans le commerce mondial Creation de I'Organisation mondiale du Commerce 1 7 Organisation mondiale du Commerce (OMC) est l'organisation internationale qui s'occupe des regles regissant le commerce entre les pays. Bien que I'OMC ne soit devenue officiellement operationnelle qu'en janvier 1995, elle succedait au systeme commercial multilateral du GATT fonde en 1947. En devenant Membres de I'OMC, les pays s'engagent a respecter ses regles. Au 30 novembre 20...

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Health Organisation, Malaria Comission; World Health Organization ...

By: H. I. H. Vincke

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Fpr &out 25 years malaria control has been part of the duties of the Health studi of 'malaria i n the Belgian Congo (1937) t h i s work was 'undertaken by the public authorities for other nimq than that of improving health, e.g. s o i l reclamation, the needs of town planning and, more ; rarely, of agriculture. Such extensive drainage work was j u s t i f i a b l e only in large centres and consequently these were the only ones to benefit.

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 103: Mala...

By: G. Sambasivan, Dr.

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1. INTRODUCTION The Malaria Conference for the Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions convened by the World Health Organization, and formerly planned to take place in Taipei, met in Baguio, Philippines, from 15 to 24 November 1954. A First Asian Malaria Conference had been convened by WHP a year before, in September 1953, in Bangkok, Thailand, and the present one can therefore be termed the '' Second Asian Malaria Conference . It was attended by 42 participants, som...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Declaration, L’Organisatio...

By: Gro Harlem Brundtland, Dr.

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II est probable que la session extraordinaire de I'Assemblee generale, qui se tiendra la semaine prochaine pour poursuivre le travail entrepris au Sommet social de Copenhague en 1995, mette la sante au ceur de la lutte contre la pauvrete mondiale. << Au cours des deux dernieres annees, les dirigeants du monde ont reconnu le r61e important de la sante dans le developpement, declare le Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Directeur general de I'Organisation mondiale de la Sante. Alor...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1981; Volume 59, Numbe...

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The Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, convened the Fourth European Conference on Health Statistics in Luxembourg from 28 to 31 August 1979. Previous conferences on health statistics have been held in Copenhagen (1962), Budapest (1965) and Turin (1971). At the last conference the main topics discussed included the development of national health information systems and health ...

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