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Health Organisation, Malaria Comission; World Health Organization ...

By: F. Kuhlow

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Experimental huts designed to control the ingress and egress of mosquitos have been widely used for studies on their behaviour inside houses and for investigations on the effect of insecticidal residues in treated houses on naturally-ente~ing mosquitos. This technique was established by Muirhead-Thomson (1947) and proved t o give very valuable idormation. However, i n some l o c a l i t i e s such studies have been badly impaired by ants, which entered the experimental h...

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World Health Organization : Year 1990, World Health Organization, ...

By: World Health Organization

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Attached is the list of meetings organized by Headquarters for 1990 as it stands at 27 July 1990. For easy reference, you will find listed separately the Regional Committee Meetings to be held during the year. In order to make this list as comprehensive and accurate as possible, CRC/CCP would appreciate receiving any amendments and/or additions by means of form WHO 37.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1987; Volume 65, Numbe...

By: V. F. Semiglazov

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After 23 years of war, culminating in several weeks of particularly intense bombing, the health and health care system of the Afghan people are in tatters. As this issue of the Bulletin went to press, WHO was poised to spearhead efforts to restore the country’s shattered health system. But it faces what a report by WHO’s Central Asia crisis unit sees as ‘‘one of the worst health situations in the world’’.

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1985-93 ; Development of Health Syst...

By: N. T. Cooray, Dr.

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1. INTRODUCTION An Intercountry Consultative Meeting on Primary Health Care Networks was held in SEMO, New Delhi, from 12 to 16 January 1987. Fourteen participants from seven countries attended the meeting, including two participants from Iran. Ms J. Haslett, Assistant Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi, also attended. Dr D.N. Regmi (Nepal) and Dr N.T. Cooray (Sri tanka) were elected as Chairman and Rapporteur respectively. The list ...

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Public Health Publication : World Health Organization ; (Php) Publ...

By: World Health Organization

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En la presente secci6n se examinardn algunos procedimientos y pruebas comunes que se han aplicado en 10s programas de localizaci6n de casos o en estudios andlogos de examen colectivo. Parece haber algunas tendencias interesantes en las tCcnicas que tal vez predominen en lo futuro, en contraste con las amplias variaciones que existen en 10s m6todos e ideas actuales. EXAMEN CLINIC0 0 TECNICO En primer lugar, se observa una fuerte tendencia a emplear m6todos automatizados, ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1959; Volume 20, Numbe...

By: H. Cohen, Dr.

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Home-based care of patients is increasing in importance in many societies, particularly where health facilities are overwhelmed by human immune deficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and patients are returned to their homes to be cared for or to await death. Care is mostly provided by close family members who have no formal training in health care, though in some cases they may receive guidance from professional health visitors. Formal health visi...

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

By: Jane Doherty

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As the occurrence of blindness had not previously been studied in the Sudan, a survey was carr~edo ut in the Blue Nile Province from 20 April to 15 June 1969. The Province has 11 towns and 14 rural councils. For the survey 5 towns and 5 rural councils were randomly selected so as adequately to represent the populations of the various parts of the province. The nomads were not surveyed. In 4 of the rural councils, 30 % of the villages were surveyed, while in the fifth cou...

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

By: World Health Organization

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La premiere Conference europeenne sur l'environnement et la sante etait une reunion ministbrielle tenue a Francfort-sur-le-Main les 7 et 8 decembre 1989. Elle avait abouti a l'adoption de la Charte europeenne de I'environnement et de la sante. Un groupe de travail OMS a discute de l'application de la Ckarte lors d'une riunion tenue a Dusseldorf en aoiit 1990. Celui-ci avait notament conclu qu'une approche sous-regionale pourrait comporter des avantages et suggere d'organ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The RCM urged all Member States to develop or strengthen their national plans for measles elimination. Each country/area should establish a national Measles Elimination Coordinating Committee, or use an existing body for this task. The Committee needs to include technical experts and representatives of all stakeholder groups. For example, representatives from the education sector should be included to ensure effective implementation of school-based immunization activitie...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; World Health Organizati...

By: Conference of Experts on the Rational Use of Drugs

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EL US0 RACEONAL DE LOS PEDICAVENTOS: TEEIAS SUGERIDOS PARA EXAMEN I. La situacihn farmacdutica mundial podria mejorar si se aplicase de1 modo adecuado la serieexistente de medidas disponibles (vdase el documento de trabajo WHO/CONR D/WP/RI). Ello no obstante , algunos de 108 temas que siguen st? sugieren parn consideraci6n particular , en vista del potencial que encierran para conseguir un us0 mis racional de 10s medicamentos.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1988; Volume 66, Numbe...

By: T. Pace

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The most critical needs in chemical control investigations on Aecles aegypti are: (a) knowledge of the habits of the species under field conditions; and (6) field evaluation of chemical measures. On the surface, it would seem that the significance of this species in disease transmission would have motivated scientists to compile a complete dossier on its behaviour and habits. Unfortunately, scientitic zeal for the suitability of this insect as a laboratory tool has far o...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; (Tdr) the Special Progr...

By: E. L. Segura

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1. INTRODUCTION A review of current techniques for the characterf.zation and classification of Trypanosoma cruzi strains was presented at s meeting of the UNDPI WORLD HANKIWHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TIM) Scientific Working Group on Chagast Disease, held from 28-31 January 1985 irl Panama City, Pansma. Ttreir porenrinl for the determination of possible diffcrcnces in clinical and epidemiological parameters caused by different sLr...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1963 : Supplements for...

By: W. Kershaw

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This Supplement to the Bulierin 1s published only in English. Ce Supplkmcnt du Bullelin est publie uniquement en anglais.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2000 ; Issue 92435620...

By: World Health Organization

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África tiene la cifra más baja de cobertura total de abastecimiento de agua de todas las regiones; sólo el 62% de la población tiene acceso a un abastecimiento de agua mejorado. Esa cifra se basa en estimaciones de países que representan a cerca del 96% de la población total del continente. La situación es mucho peor en las zonas rurales, donde la cobertura es de apenas el 47%, en comparación con el 85% en las zonas urbanas. La cobertura del saneamiento en África también...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2000; Volume 78, Numbe...

By: Adam Wagstaff

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Fc receptors have been defined as follows: A group of surface membrane molecules that specifically bind immunoglobulins via the Fc portion and which mediate ate biological f~~nctions.Th e general abbreviation for Fc receptors is FcR. The Fc receptors specific for a particular immunoglobulin isotype are designated by Greek letters: FcyR for IgG, FcpR for IgM, FcaR for IgA, FcSR for IgD and FceR for IgE. It is recommended that no subscripts or superscripts be used. Althoug...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1995; Volume 73, Numbe...

By: S. Kopp Kubel

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There is compelling evidence that improved health system performance is key to improved health, and hence to meeting health-related international development targets such as the Millennium Development Goals (1). In contrast, the strategies on how this is achieved are still open to debate. Since the mid-1990s, a new approach to health sector development has taken hold in a number of developing countries: the sector-wide approach (2).

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World Health Organization : Development of Health Services, Smallp...

By: Halfdan T. Mahler, Dr.

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a m Outubro de 1977, o pessoal sanitdrio do pequeno porto de Merka, no sul da Somdlia, diagnosticou um caso de variola num cozinheiro de hospital de 23 anos de idade, Ali Maow Maalin. Este foi isolado, e os seus amigos e colegas de trabalho que tinham estado em estreito contact0 com ele foram localizados, examinados e vacinados. As equipas de sadde espaiharam-se h procura de qualquer caso de varicela e erupgio cutbea. Nunca mais descobriram qualquer caso de variola. A hu...

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World Health Organization Note for the Press, Year 2003, No. 15: T...

By: World Health Organization

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Seven reporters have been selected to be this year's WHO'S Journalism Fellows. The reporters will come to Geneva for two weeks to explore global public health issues. They will also talk to staff and use other resources at WHO headquarters to pursue their own research focus. The fellows will then be sent to a country of their choice to pursue their research topics in the field. The seven journalists are:

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003, A86263, Pages A...

By: Jane Masiga

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Intoduction  In the development of formularies, it is recommended that Fixed?dose Combinations (FDCs) should be avoided unless the dosage of each ingredient meets the requirements of a defined population group. The combination should also have a proven advantage over single compounds administrated separately in therapeutic efficacy, safety or compliance1. In recent times, FDCs have been strongly recommended in the management of tuberculosis, and are now gradually gaining...

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The United Nations Joint Programme on Hiv-Aids (Unaids) : Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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As we leave the 20th century, there is still no cure in sight for one of the most frightening and devastating diseases the world has known. HIV and AIDS continue to affect the lives of millions around the world. But they are not faceless millions. Almost all of us know a friend, family member or co-worker who has been affected. In our work as United Nations employees, we also see at first hand how the pandemic is ravaging the developing world, particularly Africa and South Asia.

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