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

By: Dinesh Sethi

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1. Antecedentes 1.1 Introducción Las minas/UXOs constituyen un problema de salud pública, no sólo por las muertes y discapacidades que ocasionan, sino también porque inutilizan grandes extensiones de terreno e impiden que comunidades enteras tengan acceso a productos básicos indispensables. La consiguiente desorganización de las economías y de los programas de prevención de enfermedades provoca malnutrición y enfermedades infecciosas, porque se hace difícil el acceso a l...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2002 ; Issue 92197318...

By: World Health Organization

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A long haul ahead Circulating in southern Africa (where the epidemic is the most severe in the world) has been the hope that the epidemic may have reached its ‘natural limit’, beyond which it would not grow. Thus, it has been assumed that the very high HIV prevalence rates in some countries have reached a plateau. Unfortunately, this appears not to be the case, as yet. In Botswana, median HIV prevalence among pregnant women in urban areas already stood at 38.5% in 1997. ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2005 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction It is an honour and a privilege to provide this introduction to the 2003-2004 biennial report as Director of TDR, and to follow on in a line of succession from Ade Lucas, Tore Godal and Carlos Morel, to whom so much is owed. TDR has a long and proud history of achievement based on its engagement with scientists globally. One aspect of its appeal to partners and stakeholders has been its emphasis on both ‘use-inspired’ research to deliver new tools, method...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1991; Volume 69, Numbe...

By: E. H. Benzerroug

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One of the most serious health problems affecting the American Eskimo is that of disease and death in infants. In 1958 the infant mortality rate among Alaskan Aleut. Eskimo, and Indian populations was estimated at 80 deaths oer 1000 livebirths: while amon-a Eskimos resident in south-western Alaska. the estimated rate approached 145. This high mortality focus occurred among some 8000 Eskimo riverine fishers and hunters living in 35-40 small isolated villages surrounding t...

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World Health Organization, Centre for Health Development : World H...

By: Reda Sadki

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This report was produced under the overall direction of Joy Phumaphi (Assistant Director-General, Family and Child Health), Tim Evans (Assistant Director-General, Evidence and Information for Policy) and Wim Van Lerberghe (Editor-in-Chief). The principal authors were Wim Van Lerberghe, Annick Manuel, Zoë Matthews and Cathy Wolfheim. Thomson Prentice was the Managing Editor.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1953; Volume 9, Number...

By: G. Macdonald

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A significant consideration in the world-wide infection at the time of a smallpox epidemic in smallpox eradication programme now under way is the area. Both orang-utans were in the same cage the absence of any known animal reservoir. Eradica- and demonstrated typical lesions on the face, hands, tion programmes for yellow fever and malaria were and soles of the feet; one died. A virus was isolated initiated in the belief that animal reservoirs were non- in chick embryos f...

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

By: World Health Organization

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1990). In some countries (e.g.Iceland, San Mariao) high observed rates are due to small population. sizes. Countries in Eastern Europe report few AIDS cases, and rates do not exceed 6 casesper rmllion population (except in Romania where the rate is 20 per millton - see Secuon B). In 1989, the number of cases dlagnosed m the Intravenous (IV) drug user group was close to that in the homolbisexual group (3 951 and 4 330 new cases respectively; ratio = 0.91). Although Incide...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1954; Volume 10, Numbe...

By: K. F. Meyer

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The records at the Ministry of health indicate that this group of diseases is infrequently reported

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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened...

By: World Health Organization

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Le programme a pour o b j e t , par une ambicieuse a c t i o n c o l l e c t i v e mende aux niveaux n a t i o n a l , rgional e t mondial, de f o u r n i r l e s informations s a n i t a i r e s l e s plus u t i l e s i un coGt abordable pour l e s pays. Les a c t i v i t C s pour l a pCriode biennale 1984-1985 seront fondees sur l e s quatre o b j e c t i f s d e t a i l l d s e t l e s c i b l e s correspondantes du Programme i moyen term (PMT) pour 1984-1989 ( v o i ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1998; Volume 76, Numbe...

By: D. Heymann

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Influenza virus strain AZ/Hong Kong/68 made its first appearance in China in July 1968 (Cockburn, Delon & Ferreira, 1969). It soon spread to the Western Pacific area and countries of South Asia, and reached the USA in September, where it rapidly caused a sweeping epidemic of influenza associated with high mortality (Sharrar, 1969). It was not until the end of 1968, however, that outbreaks of influenza were reported from Europe. Nearly every European country was involved ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1988 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Paul Sato, Dr.

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INTRODUCTION De nombreux enfants vus dans les centres de sante ne sont pue partiellement vaccin4s mais, pou une raison ou pour une autre, les occasions de poursuivre les vaccinations aont manquees.5 11 peut arriver qu'on neglige de dBterminer l'etat vaccinal des enfants er des femes en age de procrber ou que le centre de aantb ne pratique pas de vaccinatibns. M&me dans les cas oh l'on sffectue des vaccinations, il se peut que toutes lel; dosesn. Acessaires ne soient pas administr6ea

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European Occupational Health Series : 1998-99; Prevention in Prima...

By: World Health Organization

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Mefloquine is an effective treatment for multidrugresistant malaria (1-5); however, despite its wides~ readus e in Thailand since 1984 there are a number of aspects of its pharmacokinetics that are poorly understood. Looareesuwan et al. have shown that the pedk mefloquinc c.>ncentrationh tn Thm patrnts uith acute F~lc~parumml laria uho reccived a 250-mg Jose were dpprdx~mateltjh ree times hidhcr than in healthy Caucasian v~~luntcerasl;s o, ihc apparent \olumr of distribu...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 5: Expert...

By: D. Curiel

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The Expert Committee on Health Statistics was established, on the recommendation of the Committee on Programme, by a resolution of the First World Health Assembly at its fourteenth plenary meeting.2

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

By: World Health Organization

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module vous offrira une remise a jour de vos connaissances et de vos documents pour votre propre usage ainsi qu'un document detail16 que vous pourrez int6grer dans votre propre programme de formation. Certaines parties du module 3 sont nouvelles pour vous. Prenez tout votre temps pour lire chaque section et notez ce qui vous paralt difficile. Revenez ensuite a ces passages et relisez-les jusqu'a ce que vous les compreniez. S'ils vous paraissent toujours compliques ou si ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction Chancroid has evaded scrutiny as an important sexually transmitted disease (STD), even though an estimated 7 million cases of chancroid occur yearly (1). Chancroid is the soft chancre of Haemophilus ducreyi and is common in many of the world’s poorest regions with the weakest public health infrastructure, such as areas of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Where chancroid is endemic, genital ulcers are common, sometimes surpassing discharges as the most common...

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

By: J. H. Hirshman, Dr.

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The visit was undertaken to follow-up the signature of the basic agreement w i t h the Government, to help i n orienting office procedures tovards becoming a WBls opfice and to assist the Acting Country Liaison Officer, W. Thirn Lye, in holding the Port during Dr. Paik*~le ave. A staff meeting u a held on 18 Jume, which all staff, including Madang and Mt, Hagen based staff, attended. The minutes w i l l be forwarded to WRO.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1999; Volume 77, Numbe...

By: B. Greenwood

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1.INTRODUCTION MALATHION AS AN INSECTICIDE The effects of malathion, S- [I ,2-di-(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl] 0,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate, as a general insecticide have been studied in detail and malathion has been widely used since its introduction in 1954. Studies have also been made of its effects against mosquitos; some of these studies having particular relevance to malaria are the following: field observations in a small number of houses in Mississippi, USA (Mathis ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1978; Volume 56, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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Using SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, it was shown that glucosamine H was incorporated into five or more maior elvco~roteinb ands (bands I . 2,3,4 and 5) and about Foir minor ones (Fig 12.).the minor bands may have arisen as a result of breakdown of some of the major glycoprotein molecules.

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Tore Godal

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Foreword The UNDPtWorld BanWHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is a globally coordinated effort to bring the resources of modern science to bear on the control of major tropical diseases. The Programme has two interdependent objectives: To develop new methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating selected tropical diseases, methods that would be applicable, acceptable and affordable by developing countries, require minimal skills o...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 457 - in ...

By: F. Alison

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INTRODUCTION Des facteurs anttrieurs 9. la conception et les circonstances de la grossesse, de la parturition ou des premiers jours de la pCriode ntonatale peuvent influer sur la mortalitt ptrinatale, la santt du nouveau-n6 ou le diveloppement final de l'enfant. Une amtlioration des soins de la pCriode ptrinatale peut donc contribuer au relbvement des niveaux de santt dans le monde.

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