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

By: Peter J. Lloyd

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Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded in 1948 and is a specialised agency of the United Nations. It promotes technical co operation for health among nations, carries out programs to control and eradicate disease and strives to improve the quality of human life.WH0 has four main functions:

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 564 - in ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1990, World Health Organization, ...

By: Hans Emblad

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Psychoactive drugs have been part of human life since ancient times. First, drugs of natural origin or vegetable drugs such as opium, cannabis and coca leaves ware used. During the first half of the 20th century classical synthetic drugs such as pethidine, methadone, LSD, amfetamrnes and depressants were added. Most of these drugs were placed under international control under either the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 or the Convention on Psychotropic Substan...

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

By: Kjeid Aakjaer

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DIRECTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS Contributions on subjects relevant to the interests of the World Health Organization are invited. All papers should be addressed to the Editor, Bulletin ofthe World Health Organization, Palais des Nations, Geneva, and should conform to the following conditions: 1. Papers should be written in English, French, or Spanish (in the case of translations of papers prepared in another language, a copy of the original should also be sent). 2. Papers sho...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1962; Volume 27, Numbe...

By: F. Koller

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Diarrhoea, pneumonia, measles, malana and malnutrition account for more than 70% of deaths and heaith facility visits among children under 5 years of age in developing countrfes. A number of programmes in WHO and UNICEF have developed an approach to the integrated management of the sick child, which is being coordinated by WHO'S Division for the Control of Diarrhoea1 and Acute Respiratory Disease. lntegrated clinical guidelines have been deveioped and a training course f...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1971; Volume 45; Volum...

By: J. P. Jardel

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La fiewe hemorragrque ovec syndrome nephrofique (FHSN) pose un imporlanl probl2me de sante publique sur la pliu grande portie du conlinenl eurasralrque. Si eNe prddomrne dons les zones rurales, on conslate aujourd'hui qu'elle esl devenue nun seulemen/ un probleme urboin dons certarns pow, mais aussi un risque porficulrer pour le personnel de loboratorre appele d monipuler des rongeurs aux fins de la recherche biom4dicale. Chez les rongeurs sauvages (rals, mulots, campagn...

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Pan American Health Organization : Year 2004, Issue 927531599X Glo...

By: World Health Organization

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Accidente de tránsito: colisión en la que participa al menos un vehículo en movimiento por un camino público o privado y que deja al menos una persona herida o muerta.1 Alcoholemia (concentración de alcohol en la sangre): cantidad de alcohol en el torrente sanguíneo, por lo común medida en gramos por decilitro (g/dl). El límite legal de alcoholemia es el máximo contenido de alcohol en la sangre que la legislación vigente le permite al conductor de un vehículo. En algunos...

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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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During a consultation on the 11ewly reported variant of Creutzfeldt-lakob disease (CJD) and other human and animal Transmissible Spongifom Encephalopathies (TSE), which was convened in Geneva from 14 to 16 May 1996, a group of international experts rcviewed thc clinical and neuropathological characteristics of these diseases. The consultation was opened by Dr H. Nakajima, Director-Gencral of WHO, who stressed the importance of the subject in vicw of the putative associat...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1970; Volume 43; Volum...

By: David M. Mel

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The Regional Consultation on Appropriate Neuropsychiatric Drugs for Primary Health Care, was held in the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Alexandria, Egypt, from 29 t o 31 October 1989

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 727 - in ...

By: K. G. M. M. Alberti

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1. LUTRODUCTION Dans le monde entier: de tris nombreuses personnes, de toutes conditions sociales, sont atteintes du diabete. Le problkme tant sur le plan individuel que sur celui de la santk publique est dkja d'une ampleur considerable, qui ne fait que s'accentuer malgre les progres effectues ces dernieres annees dans pratiquement tous les domaines de recherche du diabete et dans les soins aux malades (par exemple amklioration du traitement, protection contre les compli...

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

By: Farida Huq

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The ability of variola virus to remain viable and infective under certain conditions for long periods is well known ( ixon , 1962; Rhode & Van Rooyan, 1968). The viability of the virus in crusts w5,ll depend on various factors such as temperature and humidity. In such countries a s Bangladesh where the confirmation of smallpox diagnosis is by isolation of virus and samples take s,everal days to reach the laboratory, knowledge of the effect of various temperatures and hum...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1990; Volume 68, Numbe...

By: L. M. Slutsker

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Introduction Since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 and, more recently, the ICPD+5 Forum in The Hague, organizations and research groups have underlined the need for improved methods to monitor reproductive health in the community (1, 2). One potential approach is to refine interview-based methods to estimate the prevalence of reproductive illness; but, although much effort has been directed towards this technique, a...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: D. W. Buttner Hamburg

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Although rabies vaccines have been in use since 1885, much remains to be done in the prevention and control of rabies, both in humans and animals.. The early rabies vaccine derived from nervous tissue has now been superseded in purity, potency, and safety by products prepared in cell cultures. Every effort should be made to discontinue the use of vaccines derived from nervous tissue of adult .animals, and to use these improved products.

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World Health Organization ; World Health Organization Offeset Publ...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION Malnutrition Dans la plupart des pays en d6veloppement, la majorit6 des habitants - surtout ceux des zones rurales - ne beneficient meme pas des soins de sant6 les plus 616mentaires et souffrent de malnutrition des les premiers jours de leur vie. La malnutrition a g6n6ralement pour causes la misere et l'ignorance des aliments qu'il convient de consoanner. Mais elle-m6me augmente les problemes dus B l'absence de soins de sant6, car elle affaiblit les d6fenses...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: E. Renganathan

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Introduction Communicable diseases are a major cause of suffering, disability and death in the world. The World Health Organization’s Programme on Communicable Diseases provides technical guidance and support to national governments to organize and implement programmes aimed at setting up or strengthening ongoing control of common diseases, reducing transmission, mortality, morbidity and human suffering, and gradually eliminating these diseases so that they cease to be a...

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World Health Organization : World Health Assembly ; Year 2003, 56T...

By: World Health Organization

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The Fifty-sixth World Health Assembly, 1. DECIDES to accept henceforth the latest available United Nations scale of assessment for assessed contributions of Member States, with a maximum assessment rate of 22% and a minimum assessment rate of 0.001%, taking into account differences in membership between WHO and the United Nations;

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1996; Volume 74, Numbe...

By: R. Haider

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The World Health Organization is grateful to the spe- REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS cialists listed below who collaborated in the preparation of this manual. l-heir comments on various were United Natioiis Eco~io~niCco niinissioiif or Europe (ECE) taken into consideration during the revision of those D, A. pichler-stainern, Environment and Housing Divichapters and the finalization of the manuscript.

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

By: Brian Abel Smith, Prof.

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In a prevalence survey in India (Raj Narain et al., 1968), problems were encountered in defining a case of pulmonar~tu berculosis. It was suggested that the feasibility of making a bacteriological classi- fication on the basis of smear and culture examination of two sputum specimens should be explored. In the tuberculosis services in Singapore, two speci- mens are routinely collected from each patient re- for treatment. The results obtained by smear and culture ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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EXTRAITS DES RENSEIGNEMENTS RECUEILLIS PAR LA SECTION D'HYGIBNE DU SECRBTARIAT DE LA SOCIETS DES NATIONS EXTRACTS FROM INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE HEALTH SECTION OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

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

By: World Health Organization

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The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has a convened a Regional Management Advisory Consultation on Mobilization of National Strategies for Water Supply and Sanitation in the 1990s in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic from 12 to 16 April 1993.

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