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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1962; Volume 27, Numbe...

By: A. V. Chaklin

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At the regional level, special technical discussions had already been held, and recommendations made to governments, during the session of the Regional Committee in Malta in 1971. The new programmes on accident prevention and health care of the elderly have considerably enlarged the scope of the Regional Office in studying such problems, as with earlier programmes on child health, childhood accidents and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the extensive programme on psyc...

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

By: World Health Organization

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As the influenza season in the northern hemisphere reaches its peak, the World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its efforts to fight this potentially devastating disease. lnfluenza is one of the oldest and most common diseases known to man. It can also be one of the deadliest. The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1 91 9 -- considered to be the worst disease outbreak in the last century -- claimed up to 40 million lives and is thought to have infected half the world's ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction The association between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was recognized at an early stage of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic in both the USA and Africa (1, 2). Subsequently, genital ulcer disease (GUD), in particular, was identified as a risk factor for heterosexual transmission of HIV in Africa. The overall relative risk and the population-attributable fraction for GUDin facilitat...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 332 - in ...

By: S. J. Segal

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1. INTRODUCCION 1.1 Es a6n demasiado pronto para poder percibir toda la importancia que puede tener el empleo de 10s modernos dispositivos intrauterinos como mttodo de regulaci6n de la natalidad. 1.2 El uso de 10s dispositivos intrauterinos esth muy extendido y aumenta continuamente en numerosos paises sin distinci6n de clase social, lo que demuestra que en general se les considera eficaces e inocuos. En cuatro aiios apenas, el ncmero de dispositivos implantados ha pasad...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Research and its equitable use are an integral part of WHO’s work. The Organization’s Constitution says that ‘‘the extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health’’(1). Knowledge produced by health research has been called a global public good (2). It is undoubtedly one of the main driving forces for improving the performance of health systems and ultimately the health of individual...

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World Health Organization Drug Information : Volume 5, No. 4, Year...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction Most organized mosquito control strategies require public support of one kind or another, and the extent of people's cooperation can determine the success or failure of the entire campaign (I). To be successful and sustainable, therefore, an intervention has to meet the expectations of both the public health planners and the local people.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1959; Volume 21, Numbe...

By: Bryce C. Walton

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The study was undertaken to identify a list of priority chemicals i'n hazardous wastes potentially disposed of by landfilling in Europe. This report describes the development and implementation of a numerical ranking scheme to develop such a priority list.

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 193...

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 du Conseil sanitaire ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 585 - in ...

By: J. R. Busvine

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INTRODUCTION El Comite de Experts de la OMS en insecticidas se reunio en Ginebra del 16 al 23 de septiembre de 1975.Abrio la reunion en nombre del Director General el Dr.J.Hamon del servicio de Biologia de los vectores y Luncha Antivectorial,quien senalo que la situacion en lo que respecta a la resistencia de los artopodos vectores y de los reservorios de enfermedades a la accion de los plaguicidas se habia deteriorado gravemente a partir de 1968.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2006 ; Issue 92425468...

By: World Health Organization

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Actuellement, une grande partie des incapacités que l’on observe avec l’UB sont dues au fait que, dans la plupart des cas, les interventions essentielles ne sont pas mises en oeuvre, ou le sont trop tard et pas correctement. La formation et l’encadrement permettent de s’assurer que les agents de santé exerçant à proximité du domicile du patient exécutent les interventions essentielles. Il est important de bien faire comprendre aux spécialistes et aux établissements de re...

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

By: M. J. Colbourne, Dr.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1 .. .t General Description of the Country Geography (see Map 1). The Aden Protectorates cover an area of 112 000 square 2 miles (290 000 km ) situated in the south-west corner of the Arabian Peninsula. They are bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean and the small area of the Aden Colony (latitude 12' 47' N, longitude 45' 10' E); on the east by the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman; to the north by the great Arabian desert where the border has not bee...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1981 ; Volume 2 No...

By: G. Gramiccia, Dr.

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It has often been said that health education ccoounltdro t 'oa as ulcocnegs sw, abyu tt oswo afradr mthaekrien f ams ablaereina little evidence that this is indeed the case. For a long time it has been observed that, where the location provides the opportunity, people leave malarious areas between sunset and sunrise for healthier surroundings, where they spend the night and thus avoid contracting malaria. For example, until the 1930s the sparse population of the Pontine ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The text of the document ~~0/~a1/52P2. simiovale sp.nov. a new simian malaria parasite from ~eylcn by A. S. Dissanaike, P. Nelson and P. C. C. Garnham is based on the original a r t i c l e under the same t i t l e and authorship (but provided with a colour plate) published in the Ceylon Jownal of Medical Science, 1965, volume 14, No. 2, pages 27-32,

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

By: T. J. Danaraj

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General considerations A new medical school should be assured of a physical plant and equipment adequate t o f u l f i l its objectives. The factors t o be considered before decidirq on its location and the size of constituent parts required for teaching, research and patient care arc several, complex and inter-related. These &re neither specific nor absoiutc for any one country and vary i n the degree of importance one t o another depending on the local situation. H?nce...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1965; Volume 32, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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A classification of skin tumours of domestic mammals is not only of scientific but also of practical value. Tumours of the skin occur more frequently and are more often removed surgically than other tumours are. A classification that can be based only on histological typing raises great problems. The first difficulty is that the skin is composed of various structures, such as the epidermis, hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands of different types, and soft tissue co...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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The number of persons infected with the bacillus of tuberculosis is 1.7 billion. 1.3 billion of these infected persons occur in developing countrie

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World Health Organization : Year 1991, World Health Organization, ...

By: World Health Organization

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La Division OMS de la Lutte contre les Maladies diarrheiques et les Infections respiratoires aigutvs a tenu les 11 et 12 juin 1991, au Sibge de 1'OMS B Genbve, une reunion informelle au nom du Eroupe de travail de 1'OMS sur l'alimentation des nourrissons.' Le but de la reunion Btait d'obtenir un consensus sur les dbfinitions des indicateurs de base de l'allaitement maternel et sur les methodes particulibres servant i les mesurer. Outre les participants de l'OMS, cette re...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SENEGA-L. (a) Salmonella: 165 strains of salmonella were isolated from man in 1969-approximately the same number as in 1967 (in 1968 the figure was lower, perhaps because of special climatic conditions). Table I shows the 13 serotypes isolated more than once from man during the year 1969, together with the materials of origin of the strains.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1972; Volume 47; Volum...

By: H. J. C. Watson

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Malaria More than 90 million cases still occur each year Malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central andSouth America, and in certain Caribbean islands. It is estimatedthat over 90 million cases occur each year and, in its socioeconomic impact, it is the most important of the transmissible parasitic diseases.

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 841: Card...

By: C. J. M. Lenfant

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Introduction A WHO Scientific Group on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors - New Areas for Research met in Geneva from 23 to 27 November 1992. Dr I. Gyarfas, Chief, Cardiovascular Diseases, opening the meeting on behalf of the Director-General, pointed out that the main emphasis in WHO'S work in the context of cardiovascular diseases was on putting science into practice in programmes aimed at preventing and controlling these diseases in communities and nationwide. Thus W...

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