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

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Hralth education m a t e r i a l is now being produced i n 43 c o u n t r i e s

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

By: Milton T. Roemer, M. D.

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The role played by hospitals throughout the world depends on two principal determinants within countries: (a) the level of economic development and (b) the prevailing political pllilosopw, especially w i t h respect to health services. There are, of course, gradations along both of these dimensions. Economic development sanges from weak and heavily agiculturatl 'to strong and heavily industrial. Political philosophy ranges from private and localized to public and central...

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

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After examining the effects of the reform of the National Health System (NHS) in the United Kingdom, Jane Robinson analyses the evolution ofWHOand World Bank policies over the last half century. Those of WHO were founded on notions of social justice and equity, while those of the World Bank were utilitarian and guided by calculations of the relative efficiency of the different means of providing health care. She describes how the policies of the two organizations are tod...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415622...

By: Simona Giampaoli

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Description The Italian Coordinating Centre is based in an institute whose involvement in cardiovascular epidemiology goes back to the Seven Countries Study. At the start of MONICA it was active through its then Principal Investigator, Alessandro Menotti, in setting up three MONICA Collaborating Centres in Italy, although that nearest to Rome, Italy-Area Latina lost its funding early and withdrew, see #84 Former MONICA Populations. Alessandro Menotti was also a member of...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 199...

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Accidents: alcohol-related aaiKc fatalities among youth and young adults, 1982-1989, USA, 151; safety-belt use among drivers involved m alcohol-related fatal motorvehicle crashes, 1982-1989, USA, 333 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): AIDS in women, USA, 75; AIDS-related knowledge and behaviour among teenagers, 1990, Italy, 174; global data, 1,25,73,93, 125, 165, 197,289; Global Programme on AIDS and Global Blood Safety Initiative, recornmendations for testlng fo...

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World Health Organization Publication : Les Dix Premieres Annees d...

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L'OFFICE INTERNATIONAL D'HYGI~NE PUBLIQUE En 1903 s'ouvrit a Paris la onzikme Conference sanitaire internationale, qui se donna pour tiche immediate et essentielle de reviser les quatre conventions antkrieures et de les fondre en un instrument unique, la Convention sanitaire internationale de 1903, dont les dispositions se rapportent a la fois au cholera et a la peste. Toutefois, ce que cette confkrence eut peut-Ctre de plus remarquable, c'est qu'elle se tint A une kpoqu...

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

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The degree of risk to human health from bathing in sewage- polluted waters constitutes a public health problem worldwide, particularly in those countries where the sea forms one of the major recreational amenities for both local and tourist populations. A number of diseases, mainly affecting the gastrointestinal tract, skin, eye, ear and upper respiratory tract, have been associated with bathing in such waters. The situation is more serious in tropical and subtropical co...

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World Health Organization Drug Information : Volume 12, No. 3, Yea...

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Whatever the pattern of primary health care practice, from the solo practitioner to the multispecialty polyclinic, it has to relate to other parts of the health care system through referral, and maintain lines of communication with financing agencies, licensing bodies and other agencies. In addition to these basic and essential relationships, there are many others resulting from and depending on the scope and nature of the services provided and the position of primary ca...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 250: Urba...

By: M. Ben Hima

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INTRODUCTION Urbanization escapes precise and concise definition, particularly when its health implications are under consideration. Various attempts have been made to arrive at such a definition, and the Committee accepted that given by the United Nations Expert Group on Metropolitan Planning and Development in Stockholm in September 1961 .l In considering the three main aspects of urbanization-geographic, administrative and demographic-the Committee was of the opinion ...

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

By: Madhu Krishna

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The Ministry of Health of India and the Director of the WHO regional office for South East Asia jointly opened the meeting. Three days of work allowed 120 participants to share their experiences. The WHO South East Asia region was particularly well represented as unsafe injections spread bloodborne pathogens on a large scale in this area of the world. The first day was specially dedicated to injection and waste management technologies. The remaining two days were dedicat...

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World Health Organization Publication : 9241560487: Alternative Ap...

By: V. Djukanovic, Dr.

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INTRODUCTION Despite great efforts by governments and international organizations, the basic health needs of vast numbers of the world's people remain unsatisfied. In many countries less than 15% of the rural population and other underprivileged groups have access to health services. More serious still, these people are both particularly exposed and particularly prone to disease. A hostile environment, poverty, ignorance of the causes of disease and of protective measure...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1970; Volume 42, Numbe...

By: D. S. Rowe

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thal are needed in s~nalla mounts for various physiological functions, but which cannot be made in sutficient quantities in the body. Although sevcl-al nutrlenls meet this defin~t~onon, ly three - Iron, vitamin A and iodine - are currently major targets for puhlic health programmes to control ths deficiency and prevent any health-related consequences. Other micronutr~ent deficiencies. e.g, zinc, folatc. and possibly vitamin B,?. could become of public health concern as m...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1985-93, South-East Asia Region ; Co...

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1. RACKGROUND The 37th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia recommended that, Eollowing the Regional Seminar on Smokingand Health held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in March 198b, a regional workshop on the control of tobacco-related diseases be organized by WHO.

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

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Introduction This document lists common stems for which chemical and/or pharmacological categories have been established. These stems and their definitions have been selected by the INN experts and are for use when selecting new international nonproprietary names for pharmaceutical substances that belong to an established series of related compounds. The list is not exhaustive in that it might not include all stems used by the INN Committee. It is the nature of the nomen...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 2001, South-East Asia Region ; Aids,...

By: Anupong Chitwarakorn, Dr.

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1. INTRODUCTION Since the first case of AIDS in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of World Health Organization (WHO) was reported from Thailand in 1984, the AIDS epidemic has spread rapidly in the Region with serious adverse consequences on the health and socioeconomic status of the countries. This Region has now the second largest number of HIV-infected persons in the world, the largest number being in Sub-Saharan Africa. HIV infection has started to spread in the Regio...

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; Evidence and Information f...

By: Chris James

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1. Introduction Expenditures on health in many developing countries are being disproportionately spent on health services that have a low overall health impact, and that disproportionately benefit the rich. Without explicit consideration of priority setting, this situation is likely to remain unchanged: resource allocation is too often dictated by historical patterns, and maintains vested interests.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1968; Volume 38, Numbe...

By: Richard A. Finkelstein

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Developing countries have been and are still confronted with the problem of an unacceptably high mortality rate among children under the age of 5 years, especially in their rural populations. Even with progress in development, the expected reduction in infant mortality in these countries appears mainly in the post-neonatal period. According to the statistics from different countries ( I ) , mortality during the neonatal period accounts for 32-7640 of infant mortality (Table 1).

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; Children's Vaccine Initiat...

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ABSTRACT A large proportion (measured in terms of doses) of the traditional vaccines used in the national immunization programmes of developing countries are produced domestically (local prod~ction).~ In 1992, as part of the activities of the Task Force on Situation Analysis of the Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI), World Health Organization (WHO) staff began a study of the characteristics of local vaccine production in developing countries under the auspices of CVI. S...

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World Health Organization : Year 2005 ; World Health Organization,...

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Introduction One of your most important tasks as District TB Coordinator is to ensure that all health facilities in the district have a regular supply of the drugs and other materials required for TB diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis of TB depends on a having a supply of sputum containers at every health facility. The treatment of TB depends on drugs and other supplies such as needles and syringes. Anti-TB drugs must reach the patient immediately after diagnosis, and su...

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

By: Hillet I. Shuval

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It is not surprising that the use of impact assessments has been pioneered at local and regional levels, where the potential impacts of a proposal cover a limited geographical area and the projects tend to be specific and tangible, such as infrastructure plans for roads and airports. Evaluating the potential impact of a piece of legislation, or even a whole policy area, is much more complex; to do so at the European Union (EU) level adds further layers of complexity. As ...

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