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

By: World Health Organization

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In 1985, there were 468 health centres of which 336 were rural and 132 urban. On average, urban health centres serve 38 000 persons and rural health centres 15 700. At the end of 1984 there was an average of 11/2 doctors per health centre and 4.2 nurses/midwives plus other staff. Urban centres may have up to five doctors and provide a 24-hour emergency service by shift working.

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

By: M. J. J. Houthuis, D. V. Sc.

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Meat hygiene may be defined as expert supervision of all meat products with the object of providing wholesome meat for human consumption and preventing danger to public health. Inspection of meat has two aspects : examination of the Live animals on entry to the slaughterhouse (ante-mortem inspection), and examination of the carcass and any food products made from the meat after slaughter (post-mortem inspection).

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International Non-Proprietary Names : International Non-Proprietar...

By: World Health Organization

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In accordance with paragraph 7 of the Procedure for the Seleclion of Recommended Internat~onal Non-Proprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Prcparations.' notice is hereby givcn that the following are selected as recommended international on-propr~etary names.

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Statement, Year 2006 - Statement, World Health Organization, No. 1...

By: I. R. Fahmy

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Geneeve - En mettant I'aaccent sur la sante dans le mobde lors du sonnet qui se tuendra catte annee a saint petersbourg (feseratoion de russie) le g8 contrlbue a faire en sorte que les menaces existantes et emergentes soient traitees au plus haut niveau.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1996 ; Issue 92415448...

By: World Health Organization

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Nuisance organisms constitute a morphologically and physiologically diverse group, including planktonic and benthic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), actinomycetes, iron, manganese, and sulfur bacteria, crustacea, and protozoa. These organisms cause problems when the conditions in reservoirs or distribution systems are such as to support their growth. Thus organic matter in drinking- water supports the growth of bacteria and fungi, which in turn will help to maintain pop...

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

By: J. Spaander, Dr.

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In c l i n i c a l d i a g n o s t i c l a b o r a t o r y p r a c t i c e normally the patient does not come to the laboratory, but h i s d i f f e r e n t excreta (urine, faeces), secreta (sputum, s a l i v a , g a s t r i c juice, b i l e ) , t i s s u e s (blood, biopsies, smears) or other materials are collected, in order to be iinalysed by macroscopically and microscopically (micro)biological, (bio)chemical and physical methods.

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

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 d'lnformations sanita...

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World Health Organization Drug Information : Volume 3, No. 2, Year...

By: World Health Organization

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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPHI, all the major health institutes and their libraries and a representative selection of the hospital libraries were visited and discussions were held with the administrators, users and librarians to obtain information on the structure of the health system, the relation of the libraries to the overall health system structure, acquisition policies, allocation of funds, the training of librarians, the users and their needs in the context ...

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

By: Donald A. Goldfinch

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1. The consultant In hospital planning and construction In such a vast territory as the Western Pacific Region many countries will be faced with a rapidly expanding building progrme for health and medical services as a general improvement of world economy takes place, while others will have to tackle the problem of achieving and maintaining a satisfactory level of building on a budget which is ever dwindling in purchasing power. All countries planning for the satisfactor...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415908...

By: Vandana Mehra

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Established in 1948, with its headquarters at Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is governed by the World Health Assembly, consisting of representatives from 192 Member States, which meets at least once a year. The Organization is headed by the Director-General, who is appointed by the Health Assembly on the nomination of the Executive Board. Six regional offices for Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, South-East ...

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

By: V. Devl

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Within the framework of the Plan of Action for the Mediterranean Sea, adopced ac Barcelona in February 1975 by the Coastal States of the Region, and under the terms of ~rcicle 10 of the Convention for tile Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollurion, che contracting parties undertook to establish, in close cooperation with the competent international organizations, a system of poliution monitoring for the Mediterranean Sea region. The decails of chis monitoring...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2001, Issue12, 79 (12)...

By: Jonathan Quick

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Introduction El Nin˜o is a complex climatic phenomenon that is, perhaps unfairly, associated with death and destruction. It increases the risk of extreme weather but also has more subtle effects on human health. This article reviews those studies that have examined the relationship between the quasi-periodic climate pattern and disease risk. The attribution of any single epidemic to El Nin˜o is difficult since the climate phenomenon is not thesameasextremeweather.Therela...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1981; Volume 59, Numbe...

By: K. A. Fletcher

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The manifestations of diabetes cause considerable human suffering and are an increasing burden on the health care system, The economic costs are enormous. In addition, diabetes causes serious complications: progressive damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves and arteries represents the major threats to the person with diabetes

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

By: World Health Organization

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CZECHOSLO\~AK-I AIn. 1982. 12 vears after the lnceotlon of its measles Immunuauon '~zechoslovalua succeeded In effectively stopping the natural transmission of the tnfect~onth rough- out the country. Regular immunuatlon agalnst measles was started In 1969, using the further attenuated Czechoslovak measles vaccme. Ths vacclne conmns attenuated measles v~rus denved from the prototype Schwarz straln, prepared on pnmary dog kldney cell cultures.

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

By: World Health Organization

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The WHO Inter-country Workshop on Sexually-transmitted Diseases Control was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 19 to 30 June 1978. It was attended by 24 participants from eight countries of the Region (see Annex 1 for f u l l list of participants and faculty). The Workshop was opened by D r Prakorb Tuchinda, Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Thailand. A message from WHO'S Regional Director for South-East Asia was read a t the Workshop (see Annex 2 for text).

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World Health Organization Publication : 31768: L’Initixtive de Bam...

By: G. L. Monekosso, Dr.

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I. ACCELERER L'INSTAURATION DE LA SANTE POUR TOUS Le .scGnario du diveloppement sanitaire-en Jrois phases (Lusaka 1985) vise 5 accil6rer la sant6 pour tous grace a la mise en oeuvre efficace et efficiente des soins de santi primaires au niveau cornmunautaire. Ce scinario pr6voit un appui opkationnel, technique et stratigique aux activitgs i assise cornrnunautaire aux divers niveaux de la hiirarchie administrative - district, province et central. Pour atteindre l'objectif...

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

By: World Health Organization

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La Cinquante-Sixième Assemblée mondiale de la Santé, Ayant examiné le troisième rapport du Comité de l’Administration, du Budget et des Finances du Conseil exécutif sur les Membres redevables d’arriérés de contributions dans une mesure qui justifierait l’application de l’article 7 de la Constitution, compte tenu de la proposition faite par le Kazakhstan concernant le règlement de ses arriérés de contributions1 et des termes de cette proposition tels qu’ils sont énoncés d...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Ce relevk conflent les remelgnements recur des admlnlstratlons sanltdres ~ I l a n a l e s par I'OMS en son siege. ses bureaux rdgionaux, 6 A:exandrle el Washington et In Statlon d'inJormatlan dpiddmiolaglque de Singapour. Les notfiations prescriti por le Rlglement sanilaire international el les accordr sanllalres lnlernallonaux en vigrrcur. concernant l e m~e srrres quarante- ~ l r e sl,e s vaccinarlons el au.res syi~ls,S Ont publides telles qu'elles son1 recues d e ~go...

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Statement, Year 2003 - Statement, No. 03-10 - in French: Declarati...

By: World Health Organization

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L'Organsation mondiale de la Sante voit un encouragement dans le consensus auquel sont parvenus les Mernbres de I'Organisation mondiale du Commerce (OMC) a propos de I'acces aux medicaments pour les pays ayant des moyens reduits ou insuffisants de production. Cet accord couvre tous les medicaments et il permettra de lutter plus efficacement contre de nombreuses maladies, en particulier le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme. L'OMS adera les pays pouvant s'appuyer sur ce...

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2002 ; Press Relea...

By: World Health Organization

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Les conflits armes et I'affaiblissement de I'engagement menacent I'eradication de I'une des maladies les plus devastatrices du monde. Si le nombre des personnes infectees par le ver de Guinee (ou filaire de Medine) a baisse de 98 % au cours des 12 dernieres annees, la guerre et le manque d'appui financier dans les 12 pays ou persiste cette maladie invalidante ont entraine une nouvelle augmentation du nombre des cas.

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