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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 200...

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Conclusions and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, Geneva, 11–12 October 2006, Part II1 The third meeting of the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication (ACPE) was convened in Geneva, Switzerland, on 11–12 October 2006, to provide WHO and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with expert advice on: ?? programme priorities and policies for interrupting the transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) worldwide; ?? additional measure...

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

By: G. E. Godber, Dr.

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It has bng been recognized that a child with impaired hearing presents special educational problems, particularly if the handicap is severe and speech and language development are also affected. Provisions for the care and training of children with hearing handicaps have existed in a number of countries for many years, but the services and faciIities provided were mainly for children old enough to attend school. Until comparatively recently, the conventional system of tr...

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

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I1 ne faudrait pas conclure de la prbentation adopt6e dans le Relevi ipide~i~iologiquhee hdon~adaireq ue IIOrganisation Mondiale de la Sante admet ou reconnait officiellement le statut ou les limites des territoires m e n t i o ~ b .C e mode de presentation n'a d'autre objet que de donner un cadre gcographique aux renseignements publiks. La mtme rtserve vaut Bgalement pour toutes les notes et explications relatives aux pays et territoires qui figurent dans les tableaux. ...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1991 ; Issue 92415613...

By: Getachew Tadesse

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The present health policy of Ethiopia, which places great importance on the provision of essential health care to the people, originated from the National Democratic Revolutionary Programme of 1976. With the recent formation of the Republic has come an improved health care programme for the people. All the active measures that have been taken to improve the life of the people of Ethiopia during the 15 years since the revolution have aided the general socioeconomic development of the nation.

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 502 - in ...

By: D. C. Abbott

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LNTRODUCTION Cette rCunion conjointe annuelle s'est tenue conforillCment B une recommandation formulCe en 1961, au cours d'une rCunion conjointe du ComitC OMS d'experts des rCsidus de pesticides et du Groupe d'experts FA0 sur l'einploi des pesticides en agriculture (FAOIOMS, 1962), qui invitait les deux Organisations B entreprendre des ttudes sur les risques courus par les consommateurs du fait des rCsidus de pesticides contenus dans les produits alimentaires. A la suite...

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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Opening of the meeting I3r Dorothy Blake, Deputy Director, Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), opened the meeting Dr Blake noted that although the Health Care and Support Unit (HCS) of GPA had been extremely active and productive in its mission to improve care of persons with HXV infection through support to regions, countries, NGOs and others, this meeting was the first of its kind. The multidisciplinay group would focus on what had been one of the most neglected, or avoide...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1986; Volume 64, Numbe...

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AVIAN INFLUENZA THE DISEASE IN BIRDS Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease occurs worldwide. While all birds are thought to be susceptible to infection with avian influenza viruses, many wild bird species carry these viruses with no apparent signs of harm. Other bird species, including domestic poultry, develop disease when infected with avian influenza viruses. In poultry, the viruses cause two dis...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 854 - (Ch...

By: World Health Organization

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Depuis de nombreuses annCes, les indicateurs anthropomCtriques sont utilisks pour kvaluer l'Ctat nutritionnel des populations dans le cadre d'enquCtes au niveau national ou communautaire, en tant qu7Clkment des systkmes de surveillance, et pour Cvaluer les programmes de supplCmentation alimentaire (34) ou des programmes plus gknkraux portant sur la santC et la nutrition (35). 11s sont B juste titre considQCs comme des indicateurs B la fois valides et commodes du contexte...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1953; Volume 8, Year 1...

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Following the Government's request t o the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the writer's task during eleven days i n the Sultanate of Oman was to find out as much as possible about the leprosy problem, to draw conclusions and t o present his ppinion to the Government.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2001 ; Issue 92415464...

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Aim To provide sufficient knowledge of exposure selection and manipulation, to enable accurate selection of exposures, in order to produce maximum information on the resultant radiographs. Objectives On completion of this module the student will $C Understand the effect each exposure factor has on the resultant radiograph. B Be able to use this knowledge effectively. I B; able to select the correct exposure factors required. I Understand and use the step system of exposu...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1984; Volume 62, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction During the Russian mortality crisis, mortality increased dramatically between 1987–94. Since then, it has fluctuated enormously in absolute terms. Between 1990–95, for example, the rise in mortality was equivalent to more than 2 million additional deaths above long-term mortality rates (1). Although the mortality fluctuations are real (2–6), their scale raises questions about the quality of official vital statistics data in the Russian Federation. It is also...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 197...

By: World Health Organization

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The Weekly Epidemiological Rewrd (WER) was first issued on I April 1926 as a publication of the Health Section of the League of Nations. It provided information particularly to port health authorities concerning the occurrence of plague, cholera, yellow fever, louseborne typhus and smallpox. One of the sources of information published in the Weekly Record, as it was called at that time, was the International Office of Public Hygiene in Paris. This Office established in 1...

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

By: Ranjit Roy Chaudhury

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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background The national family health &gramme of S r i La& aims a t improving the health of the people, and p a r t i c u l a r l y t h a t of the mother and child, by providing improved maternal and child health arrd family planning services. It also aims a t reducing, by the year 1986, the crude birth r a t e of the country to 20 per thousand af the population in order to improve further t h e q u a l i t y of l i f e of the people i n tk country. T...

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

By: Morton E. Getz

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INTRODUCTION . . Primaquine, 8-(4-amino-l-methybutylamino)-6-methoxyquinoline, was synthesized by Elderf ield (1946) and its pronounced eff ec tivaness ds a curative agent against Chesson strain vivax malaria was demonstrated by Edgcomb et a l . , 1950. In military i n s t a l l a t i o n s in the United States it was highly effective for the radical cure of Korean vivax malaria ( ~ a r r i s o ne t a l . , 1952, Alving e t al., 1953, Coatney e t a l . , 1953). It was f ...

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

By: M. S. Balayan

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Just as different sectors must cooperate if policies are to be successfully implemented, so to must different levels. The group identified the local level as being important for achieving the type of broad based community support which is essential for promoting and implementing strategies for health. As the local level is closer to people, it can provide useful lessons for decision-makers working in the more abstract or strategic sphere of policy-making. However, the lo...

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

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The Fifty-sixth World Health Assembly, Having noted the report on gender balance;1 Recalling resolution WHA50.16 on employment and participation of women in the work of WHO; Concerned that the targets set have not been reached, and that progress across the Organization has been uneven,

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Icp, Infection Pr...

By: I. Abdel Nour

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The spororoite of Plasmodium is uniformly covered by a proteinaceous membrane coat which is thought to be composed entirely of the circumsporozoite (CS) protein (1, 2). Being the first paraslte molecule encountered by the host, the CS protein has been intensively studied and evaluated as a vaccine against malarla. Indeed, experimental immunization with radiation- attenuated sporozoites induces solid prorective immunity (3-5) coincident with the st~mulationo f both cellul...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 200...

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Avian influenza – Current evaluation of risks to humans from H5N1 following recent reports In the past three weeks, avian influenza appears to have re-emerged in poultry in several countries in Asia. These outbreaks could either be new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, or a continuation of the outbreaks first reported earlier in the year.1 These events, in addition to two new research reports – about the virus becoming increasingly pathogenic ...

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

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1. HEALTH PROBLEMS 1.1 In the Papaa New Quinea National Health Plan the following c r i t e r i a are used to deflne health problems; mosbidity and mortality rates, ease of preventive m?asures, susceptibility treatment, cost of treatment, communicability of the disease. pain and suffering and residual disability, economic cost ald social disruption. 1.2 Generally, it can be said that where contact with Western culture i s minimal old traditions and mythology continue and...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 181: Immu...

By: J. B. Brooksby

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1. INTRODUCTION The development and maintenance of sound public health programmes depend on knon~ledgeo f the prevalence and distribution of disease and the changes which occur in these over the years. In most countries an attempt is made to obtain thls information by recourse to morbidity and mortality data. It is however recognized that the value of such data varies widely, both from country to country and from disease to disease. In many areas and for many diseases, o...

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