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

By: F. Cardenal

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A call to decision-makers and public health professionals to address the social determinants of health should rest on clear evidence. Most people have an intuitive understanding of the positive and negative effects of living and working conditions on their health. Although there is no shortage of legitimizing evidence, the debate on the social determinants of health continues to be limited mainly to academic fora. The recent history of public health can show many example...

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

By: David Heymann

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INTRODUCTION Background Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) has rapidly emerged as an important cause of human morbidity around the world. The following countries have reported or suspected cases to date: Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Sudan; Americas: Bolivia, French Guiana, Mexico, Peru, Suriname Asia: Ch...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; World Health Organization,...

By: J. Hogg

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1.0 Background: Ageing and Social Policy - Barriers and Goals 1.1 Perspectives of International Organizations 1.1.1 The International Plan of Action on Ageing was the first international instrument on guiding the formulation of policies and programs on ageing throughout the world, most recent update [I]. It was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982 (resolution 3715 1). The resolution set out to strengthen the capacities of Governments and society to dea...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 192...

By: World Health Organization

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A. LES REKSJSIGNEMENTS SUIVANTS ONT &TI? REGUS A GENEVE PENDANT LA SEMAlNE A. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED AT GENEVA DURING THE WEEK

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

By: World Health Organization

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La 56ª Asamblea Mundial de la Salud, Enterada de las recomendaciones del Consejo Ejecutivo acerca de la remuneración de los titulares de puestos sin clasificar y de la Directora General,

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; World Health Organization,...

By: H. Galal Gorchev

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Chemicals have become an indispensable part of our life, sustaining many of our activities, preventing and controlling many diseases and increasing agricultural productivity. The benefits are incalculable, but, on the other hand, chemicals may endanger our health and poison our environment. The nature, number and quantities of chemicals used in countries vary widely according to factors such as the national economy, its industries and agriculture. Thousands of chemicals ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The Project Review Committee (PRC) of the Project for Strengthening of Public Health Delivery System i n Central and West Africa (SHDS) met at the Independence Hotel, Dakar, from 28 March to I A p r i l 1983. The list of p a r t i c i p a n t s i s a t t a c h e d a s Annex 1 t o t h i s r e p o r t .

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

By: M. Geyer

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INTRODUCTION A WHO Technical Consultation on Antimalarial Combination Therapy was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 4 and 5 April 2001. Participants reflected a wide range of expertise in the development and use of antimalarial drugs (Annex 1). Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is one of the principal technical components of the global strategy to control malaria (1). The effectiveness of this intervention is highly dependent on antimalarial drugs, which should not only ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Informe del Director General Me complace presentar este examen del trabajo realizado por la OMS en 2005. Fue un año en el cual se destacaron respuestas a riesgos, crisis y desastres naturales. Fue un año en el cual nos enfrentamos a la posibilidad de una pandemia de gripe humana, puesto que la gripe aviar H5N1 hiperpatógena se ha propagado implacablemente, diezmando corrales y matando aves silvestres en diversas partes del mundo. Se abrió un nuevo capítulo en la colabor...

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

By: World Health Organization

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As of 3 1 December 1986, a total of 4 549 cases of AIDS had been rewrted by the 27 countries participating in the surveillance of A~DSin the WHO ~uro~ean-~egiaoll-n2;7 countnes have now reported at least 1 case (Table 1). Twenty-six ofthe countnes which participated at the end ofSeptember 1986,' have now reported 814 new cases altogether, 1.e. an average of63 new cases per week The greatest increases were observed in France (171 new cases), Italy (1 56 new cases), the Fe...

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; C.L.15.1995: World Health ...

By: World Health Organization

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The Dirsctor-General of the World Health Organization presents his compliments and has the honour to forward herewith in accordance with Articles 3.4 and 7 of the Procedure for the Selection of Recommended International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances adopted by the Executive Board in its resolution EB15.R7I a list of names which have been published by the World Health Organization (abbreviation rec. INN).

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1971; Volume 44; Volum...

By: World Health Organization

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There can be little dissension among field malariologists from the views expressed by Bruce-Chwatt (1956) on the need for an antimalarial drug having all the characteristics necessary both for the clinician and for the epidemiologist. Until such a drug becomes available, however, each new product with proven high activity against human malaria must be subjected to comprehensive trial under all the rigour of field conditions in order to assess its potential contribution t...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1994; Volume 72, Numbe...

By: S. J. Atkinson

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A prime requisite in the conduct of a sterile-male release programme is the availability of individuals tbat can compete favourably with normal males of the indigenous population. Weidhaas et al. (1962) found that male Anopheles quadrimacularr~s treated with gamma radiation were less lhan half as competitwe as normal males under field conditions, and subsequently attributed the failure to hehavioural differences (Weidhaas, 1968). Dame et al. (1964) also demonstrated beha...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 196...

By: M. A. Majekodunmi

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Inskrer le paragraphe 2 suivant: (( 2. En outre, les administrations sanitaires adressent une notification B I'Organisation par tklkgramme et au plus tard dans les vingt-quatre heures dts qu'elles sont informkes: a) qu'un cas au moins de maladie quarantenaire a kt6 import6 ou transfkrk dans une circonscription non infectke; la notification prkcisera l'origine de l'infection; b) qu'un navire ou un akronef est arrivb avec un ou plusieurs cas de maladie quarantenaire i son ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The total number of cases and deaths due to yellow fever throughout the world decreased in I980 (Table I, Flg I), although it mnnot be considered that the nsk has dlm~nished for the subsequent years.

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

By: World Health Organization

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Ebola haemorrhagic fever Zaire (24 August 1995).' The last identified case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the 1995 optbreak was admitted to hospital in Kikwit on 24 June 1995, and was discharged on 14 July 1995. As of 24 August 1995, twice the maximum incubation period (42 days) had elapsed without any new reported cases. Consequently, the outbreak has been declared over.

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

By: World Health Organization

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Parmi, les nombreux problemes rencontr6s sur le chemin qui m6ne 2 l'objectif de la sant6 pour tous en l'an 2000, en utilisant la strat6gie des soins de sant6 primaires, figurent l'accessibilit8 du mgdicament et soti utilisation rationnelle. C'est pourquoi, le aureau r6gional de l'organisation mndiale de la sant6 pour 1'AErique a organise 2 Bangui (R6publigue centrafricaine), du 29 cctobre au 3 novembre 1990, un atelier interpays sur l'utilisation rationnelle des medicaments.

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; Assessment Document, A8627...

By: World Health Organization

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Acquisition : Processus d’obtention des fournitures, incluant les achats, les dons et la fabrication. Activité : Mesure dans laquelle un médicament contient la quantité spécifiée de principe actif. Analyse ABC : Classement des articles de l’inventaire en trois catégories (A, B et C) selon leur utilisation annuelle (en valeur) ; on l’utilise pour analyser la consommation et l’utilisation des médicaments, comparer les achats effectifs aux achats prévus, justifier les budge...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 195...

By: World Health Organization

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Ce Releve contient les renseignements rqus des administrations sanitaires nationnles par 1'OMS en son sidge, ses bureaux re'gionaux, d Alexandrie et Washington, el la Station d'information dpiddmiologique de Singapour. Les notifications prescrites par le Rdglement sanitaire international et les accords sanitaires h t e r ~ t i o ~ uenx v igueur, concernant les mesures quarantenaires, les vaccinations et autres sujets, sont pubNdes telles qu'elles sont recues des Gouverne...

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The United Nations Joint Programme on Hiv-Aids (Unaids) : Year 200...

By: World Health Organization

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Los niveles nacionales de infección por el VIH en Asia son bajos en comparación con algunos otros continentes, en particular África. Pero las poblaciones de muchos países asiáticos son tan grandes que incluso una baja prevalencia nacional supone un gran número de personas que viven con el VIH. Las últimas estimaciones indican que unos 8,2 millones [5,4 -11,8 millones] de personas (2,3 [1,5 millones -3,3 millones] de mujeres adultas) estaban viviendo con el VIH a finales ...

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