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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1961; Volume 25, Numbe...

By: A. W. Downie

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The Intercountry Meeting on Traditional Medicine was o f f i c i a l l y opened at the Friendship Hall by H.E. The Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Sudan, Professor A l i M. Fadl. In h i s welcoming address he reminded the p a r t i c i p a n t s of the long history of t r a d i t i o n a l medicine which, in so many forms, has contributed to the care of a l l the d i f f e r e n t peoples of the Sudan.

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

By: World Health Organization

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The cavalcade of medicine through time and space has left a glorious heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. From Mesopotamia, medicine started its westward march, reached the Mediterranean and the Nile waters and, later, the islands of Greece, where it flowered to towering heights. From Athens and the schools of Cos, Cnidus and Alexandria, it moved westward to Italy, eastward to Persia, whose scholastic centres, through the Arab conquest, radiated Greek-inherited ...

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Health Organisation, Malaria Comission; Health Committee, Malaria,...

By: World Health Organization

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Amended by the Health Committee according to article 9* during its 25th Session ( Apri 1937)

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1994-99, South-East Asia Region ; He...

By: World Health Organization

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7.1 Prevention and Control of Diabetes Mellitus According to recent projections, the number of diabetic persons in the South-East Asia Region is likely to almost triple between 1995 and 2025 (see Table 55 in Chapter 5). With a projected 79.5 million diabetics by 2025, the Region will bear the largest proportion of the global burden of this disease (Figure 49). It is estimated that by 2025, more than one out of every four new cases of diabetes mellitus in the world will b...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction Recurrence of old infectious discazc~a nd the emergence oi new ones. as ievcalsd by onexpecled onrbreaks or epidemics, are being reportcd \\,it11 irlc~easin:, f~equenc], (I) and could habc an adverse uupact on liealth carc bud-cis and disease conrrol siratcgics. The seriousness 01 the situation has leil lo the developmcni of a preveillion strategy by the Centers To, Dlsease Control and P~cvcnt~o(nC DC), which addrcsscs crlicrging in1ectious disease threats to thc United States (2).

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2005 ; Issue 92415630...

By: Lee Jong Wook, Dr.

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It is becoming increasingly clear that population growth and economic development are leading to rapid changes in our global ecosystems. In recognition of this, the United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a 2000 report to the General Assembly entitled: We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century, called for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment to be undertaken. Since 2001, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has worked to assess the consequ...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1995 ; Volume 16 N...

By: Simon Chapman, Dr.

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Although smoking nauseates beginners, they are encouraged to persevere by various attractions such as its associations with maturity, glamour and friendship, as well as the evident pleasure it offers for those who overcome the body's initial revulsion. Once the pleasure is attained, addiction is the main reason for not stopping, especially when reinforced by easy availability, positive associations and the belief that quitting is terribly difficult. These facts, well kno...

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2004 : Press Relea...

By: World Health Organization

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Bangkok, Thailand - Each year, unsafe food makes at least two billion people ill worldwide, or about one third of the global population. Simple prevention techniques could significantly reduce this burden of disease, which can cause serious illness or death.

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

By: World Health Organization

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Cet atelier a ti organisi par le Bureau regional de l'OMS pour 1'Europe en collaboration avec la Direction Environnement de l'organisation de coop&- ration et de developpement Qconomiques (OCDE) et avec le soutien de la Commission des Communaut6s europeennes. I1 a reuni vingt-six participants, Venus de quelque douze pays d'Europe occidentale et du Nord, ainsi qu'un d&l&gui! dVAustralie occidentale, un groupe de huit experts de 1'OMS ayant deja participe au projet concern...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The thirteenth annual survey of the world rabies situation covering the year 1971 is based on questionnaires received from 103 cauntries and territories. This is an improvement when compared with the previous year) when data from 90 countries were received. Thirty countries were reported to be free of rabies in 1971 while tha corresponding data for 1970 was 33. No significant develo m & concerning fresh introductions of rabies were reverted 6 1971.8 - The report gives de...

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

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Notifications r-ues aux termes du R&lement sanitaire international concernant Ics cuconscriptions inf&s ou les temtoires oh la pdsenw de m-a ladies quarmtenaircs a Ot6 signal& (voir page 119). Circonscriptions ou temtoires notifits aux termcs de l'article 3 P la date donu&. Autres temtoires oh la pdsence de maladies quarantenaires a Ct6 notifib aux tames des articles 4, 5 et 9 a): A = pendant la p6riodc indiquto sous Is nom de cbaque maladie; B =- anterieunment b la peri...

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; World Health Organization,...

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El año 2003 bajo la lupa Durante el año 2003, el número de personas que viven con el VIH/SIDA alcanzó los 38 millones, 9 millones contrajeron tuberculosis, y el número de casos agudos de malaria ascendió a 300 millones. A veces, estas enfermedades se unen para asestar un golpe doble: el VIH alimenta la epidemia de tuberculosis, alcanzándose cotas inimaginables hace 20 años. Las iniciativas «Hacer Retroceder el Paludismo», «Alto a la Tuberculosis» y, más recientemente, «3...

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Pierre Brissot

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INTRODUCTION Genetic hemochromatosis (GB), also termed hereditary hernochromatosis (HH), is a disease characterized by iron excess especially in the liver. It is genetically transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait and principally determined by a gene located on the sixth chromosome near the A locus of HLA system. This definition, which does not imply substantial iron overload and - even less the existence of liver damage, covers all the territory between the unexpres...

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World Health Organization, Centre for Health Development : World H...

By: World Health Organization

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T ara detenninar win bien hace su trabajo un sistema de salud hay que abordar dos cuestiones amplias. La primera es cdrmo me& 10s redados que nos interesan, es decir, determinar en qu.6 medida se esth alcanzando 10s tres objetivos de buena salud, capacidad de respuesb y equidad de la contribuci6n hanciera (lo&. La segunda es c6mo comparar esos logos con lo que el sistema deMa ser capaz de bgrar, es decir, determinar lo mejor que podria lograrse con 10s misrnos recursos (...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1968; Volume 39, Numbe...

By: Robert Traub

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Since the goal of health for all by the year 2000 was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 1977, world economic prospects have deteriorated. Some countries have been faced with a critical situation in trying to finance even the existing level of services. The economic situation has a direct bearing on what countries can afford to spend on health services and health-related activities, as compared with other sectors of socio-economic development which contribute both ...

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Boletn de la Organizacion Mundial de la Salud Recopilacion de Artc...

By: Jason London

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Les traumatismes sont une cause de mortalité et d’incapacité de plus en plus fréquente dans de nombreux pays en développement, particulièrement parmi les adultes en âge de travailler et les enfants (1, 2). Il est indispensable d’être mieux renseigné sur l’ampleur du problème et la nature des traumatismes pour pouvoir formuler des lignes d’action à la fois réalistes et susceptibles d’alléger ce fardeau, notamment pour comparer la place relative des traumatismes par rappor...

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

By: Jan Lelijveld

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Introduction Since the detection of s t r a i n s of Plasmodium falciparum r e s i s t a n t t o drugs of the 4-aminoquinoline group in South America and South-East Asia, awareness of the problem has spread t o malariologists and c l i n i c i a n s i n Africa. Cases of apparent resistance have since been reported in publications and i n service reports of medical and public health workers from various regions of Africa, incl.uding FasL Africa. Although none of these rep...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 658, (Par...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86, Hmd 85.1: Interregional ...

By: Juan Braun

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Kepresentatlves of Benin, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, the Sudar Tanzania, and of a NGO, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), enlarged on tt reports already submitted and distributed, describing the progress made in implementing thcir respective Ilealth Learning Materials (HLM) projects. There were questions and discusslorr after each presentation. In most cases, the framework of the HLM project within the country had been establirr...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415622...

By: World Health Organization

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Map The maps locate the MONICA populations for an international readership (but see the disclaimer on page ii). A red spot denotes a single location. A red star indicates scattered populations or a large territory in one RUA. Administrative Centre This is the institution of the MCC and the Principal Investigator. It may be situated at a distance from the population being studied. Institution names, telephone, FAX and e-mail addresses are all subject to change and are upd...

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