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

By: World Health Organization

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Belarus. As m the whole of the former USSR, diphtheria incidence reached its lowest levels at the end of 1979 and the beginning of the 1980s. In 1976 and in 1981, zero diphtheria cases were reported (Fzg. I), and the country was progressing towards elimination of the disease. However, since the mid-1980s, diphtheria incidence began to increase, reaching its first peak in 1987 (34 cases). In the last 2 years, the epidemic process accelerated and the number of diphtheria c...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1986 ; Volume 7 No...

By: Evangeline E. Suva

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In 1981 the Manila Health Department decided to switch from donor-recipient health care to primary health care anchored on community participation and intersectoral coordination. A change had become imperative because the conventional system was no longer adequate. A start was made in February 1982 by establishing a research and development area in four barangays (administrative units) with a total of 9700, inhabitants, in the district of Pandacan. After a year the proje...

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Regional Office for Africa : 2002, World Health Organization Afr E...

By: Helen Tata

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This chart, which was drawn up by Dr. Hamilton Cameron of New York City, USA, during his convalescence from an attack of hemiplegia and total aphasia in 1943, and which appeared in Spanish in the Boletin de la OJicina Sanitaria Panamericana, 1952, 33, 415, illustrates the language of the hands. The numbers and letters at the foot of the chart are intended to be an additional means of communication. By pointing with a finger, or a pencil, to the respective letters or numb...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; Assessment Document, A7678...

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The goals of chemical safety programs encompass the prevention, assessment, and management of both short-term and long-term adverse effects to humans and the environment resulting from the production, use, transport and disposal of chemicals. The tools used internationally to assess and manage the risks of chemicals on human health have generally developed independently from the tools used to assess risks to the environment for practical and historical reasons. However, ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1992; Volume 70, Numbe...

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Few arthropods are as easily cultured in the laboratory as some species of blood-sucking, conenose bugs of the subfamily Triatominae (Hemiptera, Reduviidae). The insects adapt well to feeding on a wide variety of vertebrate hosts and will feed on other insects. They are successfully reared in laboratories within or beyond their ranges of natural biogeographical distribution. Selected examples are used here to indicate some of the species of Triatoma more adaptable to lab...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1957; Volume 16, Numbe...

By: Jorge Boshell M, Dr.

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many developing countries, the official reporting of poliomyelitis does not provide a realistic picture of the magn~tudeo f this disease. For example, the Assistant Director-General of Health Services of the Government of India has estimated that only 1 in 15 poliomyelitis cases 1s reported to the health aurhorities (I). Partly because of incomplete reporting, poliomyelitis has been considered to be a problem in the developed countries only. It has been stated that as in...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 475: Worl...

By: Martha Archipovna

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The WHO Expert Committee on Insecticides met in Geneva from 19 to 23 April 1971 to study the problems related to the chemistry of pesticides used in public health and to the establishment of specifications for a new edition of the WHO manual SpeciJicntions for Pesticides used in Public Health. Dr L. Bernard, Assistant Director-General, opened the meeting.

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Gro Harlem Brundtland, Dr.

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In May of this year, health ministers and leaders from around the world will gather in 1 Geneva for the final World Health Assembly of the century. This year's World health report -Making a difference reviews the accomplishments and challenges in world health and highlights their implications for WHO'S approach, priorities and work in the years to come. The world enters the 21st century wit11 hope but also with uncertainty. Remarkable gains in health, rapid economic grow...

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European Occupational Health Series : World Health Organization : ...

By: World Health Organization

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

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Months before the 15,000 delegates assembled in China for the World Confcrcncc on Women, plans were underway to launch a major programme to strengthen maternal and child health and family planning (MCWFP) in the Central Asian Republics I (CAR), Kazakhstan, and Azirbaijan (CARAK). From 30 November to 2 December. 1994, the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (WHOIEURO) held a meet...

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

By: D. Cohen

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The preparation of teachers for any speciality subject. can ~eaerafly be broken down Pnto two parts. train in^ in the eaehnical speciality and eraining in edusatim. In the field of veterinary medicine, as in medicine, tradition has focused opon preparation for the technical aspects, with a complete disregard (until recently) of the educational aspects of the teachas career JevePopment. This has meant that the preparation of a teacher of surgery or pacholoq has cogcentrat...

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World Health Organization : Year 1987 ; World Health Organization ...

By: C. P. Pant

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Introduction - Past History Large-scale evaluation of i n s e c t i c i d e s involving industry, Governments and WHO p a r t i c i p a t i o n i s not a completely new concept. In f a c t s i n c e t h e beginning of the WHO programme on evaluation and t e s t i n g of new i n s e c t i c i d e s , ' the precursor of t h e present WHOPES programme, t h i s type of p a r t i c i p a t i o n existed in one form or the other. What has changed over the years i s the r e l a...

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World Health Organization : Year 1989 ; World Health Organization,...

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Introduction exclusion of donors and ensuring that con- The risk of transmission of human imrnunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other agents by blood and blood products can best be controlled in the longer term by establishing blood transfusion services that provide for the collection and banking of blood and the application of quality assurance procedures on a routine and sustained basis,

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1955; Volume 13, Numbe...

By: M. Ghodss

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Seventeen of the 32 Member States in the European Region either have or are preparing a national health for all (HFA) policy document, while a further six have found it more appropriate to develop comprehensive HFA policies at subnational level. Representatives of these Member States attended the Consultation of Countries with National Health for All Policy Documents, organized jointly by the Government of Bulgaria and the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Sofia from 12 ...

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World Health Assembly and the Executive Board Handbooks : Manual d...

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WHA27.57 La 27a Asamblea Mundial de la Salud, Vista la resetia de las actividades de inmunizacibn contra las enfermedades de la infancia y enterada de las asignaciones propucstas en el proyecto de programa y de presupuesto de 1975 para un programa integrado de inmunizacion;' Tenierido cn cuenta la inmensa contribuci6n que ha aportado la inniunizacion, en 10s paises donde ha sido aplicada eficazmente, a las actividades de lucha contra muchas de las enfermedades transrnisi...

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World Health Organization Publication : 9241544465: Basic Epidemiology

By: R. Beaglehole

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The essential role of epiden~iologyi n the Global Strategy for Health For All was recognized in a World Health Assembly resolution in May 1988, urging Member States to make greater use of epidemiological data, concepts and methods in the preparation, updating, monitoring and evaluation of their work in this field. Training in modern epidemiology of relevance to the evaluacon of approaches used in different countries was also encouraged. This text provides an introduction...

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

By: Y. H. Paik, Dr.

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Introduction The improvement of the level of health of individuals and co~mnunlc I es has been closely correlated with research on the causes of diseases and the development of,curacive and preventive treatment. 1leal.th rcsc3;ir.cl~ is therefore an essential cool for health prumotlon and rcctrivcd s p c c l ; i l mention in the Conseitution of World Health Organizarion whicl~ stipul,ates in particular that the Organization shall promote and .@ conduct research in the fl...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Les postulats de validitt jouent un rdle important dans les Cvaluations (10). I1 s'agit d'hypothtses concernant le dtroulement logique des tvtnements, leur corrtlation et leur contribution A la rtalisation des objectifs du programme. Le dtpistage prtcoce du diabtte en est une bonne illustration. Son but final est de prolonger la vie et d'en amtliorer la qualitt, estimant que le diabtte fait obstacle A cette finalitt. Le dtroulement des tvtnements et la stquence des postu...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415458...

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Anumber of injury-related health outcomes may arise through the recreational use of water and adjacent areas. Prominent among them are: • drowning and near-drowning; • major impact injuries (including spinal injuries resulting in various degrees of paraplegia and quadriplegia; and head injuries resulting in concussion, brain injury and loss of memory and motor skills); • slip, trip and fall injuries (including bone fractures/breaks/dislocations resulting in temporary or ...

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

By: M. H. S. Dhillon

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1. PURPOSE OF VISIT The pucpoae of the visit was t o review the current status of health eclucatlon aotivities and to collabarate with national authorities in formulating a saheme for establishing health education services in the Ministry of Public Health, including the strengthening of media support to health programmes.

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