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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 92415626...

By: Robert Buchanan

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization would like to express their appreciation to all those who contributed to the preparation of this report. Special appreciation is extended to the risk assessment drafting group for the time and effort that they freely dedicated to the elaboration of this risk assessment. Many people provided their time and expertise by reviewing the report and providing their comments, additional...

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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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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1985; Volume 63, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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Q. What is the report’s main message? A. Without question, its most important message is that the world community could make a profound difference for the good of the world’s poor by investing seriously in disease control and improved health. The technologies exist, the knowledge base exists and we know, at least in general terms, how to proceed. What we need to find now are the political will and the financial resources. Q. Regarding financial resources, the report seem...

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

By: R. Kouznetsov

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Le cancer du poumon est la principale cause de mortalite par cancer dans bien des pays industrialists, et il est fort possible qu'il atteigne bient6t la m@metr iste suphioritt dans les pays en dtveloppement. I1 se classe en the des causes de mortalitt masculine par cancer dans les pays ou territoires suivants: Rtpublique fedtrale d'Allemagne, Australie, Autriche, Belgique, Bulgarie, Cuba, Danemark, Egypte, Etats-Unis d'Amtrique, Finlande, France, Grece, Hong Koug, Hongri...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Direct visual estimation of the opacity of bacterial suspensions-for example, vaccines-is carried out wherever such suspensions are used and individual laboratories often adopt some type of reference preparation or standard procedure in order to secure uniformity.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1963; Volume 29, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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The present trypanosomiasis outbreak is t h e t h i r d one known ln the Southern Sudan, the f i r s t l a s t i n g from 1920 to 1929, the second one from 1953 to 1961. Both were successfully controlled, using conventional methods such as screening f o r and treatment of cases, limited amount of tse-tse f l y control and, for the second one, mass chemoprophylaxy with pentamidine s a l t s .

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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The Epi gratefully acknowlwges the contribution from the Government of the Netherlands for the financial support for this document

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 482: Eval...

By: H. Frohberg

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INTRODUCTION The Seventeenth World Health Assembly in 1964 adopted a resolution 1 which requests the Director-General to undertake, with the assistance of the Advisory Committee on Medical Research, the formulation of generally acceptable principles and requirements for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of drugs. In compliance with this request four previous WHO Scientific Groups have been convened to deal with Principles for Pre-Clinical Testing of Drug Safety;...

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction This document is the second edition of a brief compendium of essential demographic data prepared for use by WHO programmes. The first edition was distributed in 1990 (WHO1 HSTl90.3). In disseminating this information, the Division of Epidemiological Surveillance and Health Situation and Trend Assessment (HST) continues to keep WHO programmes and staff abreast of the most recent demographic estimates and encourages reliance on a single set of demographic data...

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

By: World Health Organization

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This Manual was prepared and field-tested as part of a project funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and executed by the Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities (CEHA) of the World Health Organization/ Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO/EMRO), with the cooperation of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) .

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993, Hed, Health Promo...

By: Malcolm S. Weinstein

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The treatment of bilharziasis with aatin~onials has been carried out in the past in a rather arbitrary manner, dosage levels and schedules varying widely and being based on little valid experimental evidence. The azithor has therefore attenzpted to deternzine the optimnnz dosage intervals with tartar emetic for cure of mice experinzentally infected with Schistosoma mansoni.

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

By: Jaakko Tuomilehto

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Cases of Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are frequent in Viet Narn compared with the industrialized countries and also many developing countries. lhis is not only due to the climate but also to social and economic sequelae of the prolonged years of war. The Ministry of Health has decided to establish a national project for RF/RHU control, superv'ision of which has been entrusted t o the National I n s t i t u t e of Child Health Protection in Hanoi...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1974; Volume 51; Volum...

By: A. Orsini

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Introduction The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Public Health of the German Democratic Republic, D r K,H, Lebentrau, Head of the I n t e r n a t i o n a l A f f a i r s S e c t i o n w i t h i n the Ministry, and D r J. Berndt, Director, Notfallmedizinishes Zentrum der DDR S t a e d t i s c h e s Krankenhaus i m Friedrichshain, welcomed the members. Dr J.T. Jones, Regional O f f i c e r f o r Prevention of Accidents, on behalf of D r Jo E. Asvall, Regional D i r e...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1985-93 ; Mental Health, Issue 102: ...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The Intercountry Workshop on Research for Mental Health Planning was held in Dhaka from 9 to 13 September 1989. The list of participants and the Agenda are at Annexes l and 2 respectively. The Workshop was in continuation of four previous meetings, held in 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986, for planning and coordination of components of the Regional Mental Health Programme.

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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1. Introduction Whooping cough is a worldwide infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis. It is a respiratory disease that occurs after transmission from person to person of the bacteria in airborne droplets. The bacteria are highly infectious and unprotected close contacts are liable to become infected. Incidence is highest in children under five except where infant vaccination programmes have been very effective and a s...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Preface Sexual and gender-based violence is a worldwide problem. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation of their human rights during every phase of the refugee cycle. Rape – one of the most extreme forms of sexual violence – occurs in every society, country and region. Rape as a weapon of war is well documented, as is rape of refugees. Over the past five years, humanitarian agencies have been working to put in place systems to...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1991 ; Issue 92902114...

By: World Health Organization

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PART II GLIMPSES OF HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1967; Volume 37, Numbe...

By: M. P. Zykov

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Introduction Dual job holding by civil servants is a common practice in developing countries and is often seen as a response to the low salaries paid to workers in the public sector. A recent study, examining the moonlighting activities of civil servants in a number of countries, found that 87% of them supplemented their salaries through second jobs, with such activities adding between 50 and 80% to their incomes (1). Perhaps not surprisingly it has been found to be comm...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Cameroon. Dracunculiasis has probably afflicted villagers in the drier regions of the country for centuries, but the first scientific report of the disease in Cameroon was not published until 1979. Transmission of dracunculiasis occurs during the rainy season, usually fiom March or April until October. During this season, villagers seek convenient water for drinking fiom temporary, stagnant ponds and shallow wells. The water in these locations is often turbid with orgaui...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2002; Volume 80, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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Au cours des deux dernieres decennies, l'e diagnostic fetal des maladies congenitales graves avec interruption selective des grossesses anormales, est devenu de plus en plus largement accepte. Cette methode est limitee au deuxiime trimestre de la grossesse, car ce n'est qu'aprks 16 semaines de gestation qu'il est possible d'obtenir avec fiabilite et securite des echantillons fetaux utilisables pour le diagnostic. Les principales methodes obstitricales utilisees-ichograph...

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