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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1993; Volume 71, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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In recent years, attention has been drawn to the considerable number of mental health natients who hd\: n., AC:C\* 10 an). kind .?I psychixr~c 5crvl:e in the .i:vel<].ni nr- :\lunrricr. 11 is crt~ninrcdt h ~3l1 le~rl 1 % of any population at any time is suffering from a seriously incapacitating mental disorder such as schizophrenia and affective disorders, while at least 10% of the population would have been affected by such a condition at some time in their life

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2000 ; Issue 92415619...

By: Randy Wilson

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Historical overview The social sector in developing countries has been slower than other sectors, such as business, in taking advantage of computer technology, as is the case in industrialized countries. The health services borrowed applications from business during the early implementation of computers, for example from financial accounting, insurance, and inventory management. These were essentially vertical or task-oriented systems used primarily in the background of ...

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

By: Trevor Duke

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Afin de mieux cerner ces questions, nous avons réalisé une enquête prospective systématique sur la mortalité infantile dans un hôpital rural de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. Notre objectif était de mettre en évidence les affections ayant entraîné des décès en fonction de l’âge, les causes microbiologiques de ces affections, les facteurs évitables ayant contribué aux décès, ainsi que toute interaction quantifiable entre ces affections et les agents pathogènes ayant entraîné ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: World Health Organization

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1. Background Throughout history, human populations have experienced major outbreaks of infectious diseases, often resulting in large numbers of deaths, panic, disruption of trade and political instability. While all communicable diseases have the potential to spread, it is the rapidity of spread of epidemic-prone diseases and the high mortality rates in newly affected populations which have marked the human psyche and determined many of our social and political response...

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

By: S. Eaton

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INTRODUCTION Primary standards and intercalibration are two important elements of an overall quality assurance/quality control (QAIQC) system. Other important components, such as network design, site selection, measurement method selection and data management, are discussed in the first volume in this series (UNEPIWHO, 1994a). Primary standards provide the basis of all measurement in an air monitoring programme and the central reference point for all field measurements. ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: Tore Godal

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The UNDP/WORLDBANK / WHO pecialProgrammeforResemhandTralningi nTropicalDiseases (TDR) isaglobally comdinaredeffoxttobring theresourcesofmodcsnsciencetobearon theconml ofmajor wpical diseases: malaria, schistosomiasis, fil'llariasis(includingonchocerciasis), thelrypanosomiases oth African sleeping sickness and the American form, Chagas' disease), the leishmaniascs and leprosy. The Programme has two interdependentobjectives: Todevelopnew methodsof pfventing, diagnosi and n...

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

By: World Health Organization

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At the end of this session, participants should be able to: - state the advantages of breastfeeding, and the dangers of artificial feeding; - describe the main differences between breastmilk and artificial milks; - define the terms used to describe infant feeding; - describe presently recommended infant feeding practices.

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

By: P. A. Leous, Dr.

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) jointly organized a workshop on Food Control Systems - Modern Approaches in the Near East Region on 19 January 2003 in the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop was held to enable countries of the ~ e ~ i otno 'sh are experiences with other countries in similar situations, allowing for effective sharing of information. The progra...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1968; Volume 38, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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Le plasma et ses succedanb sont utilises dans le traitement de toutes sortes de cas: blessb graves ou grands briiles, chirurgie d'urgence ou a froid, hemorragies obstetricales ou autres, malades atteints de diarrhee ne repondant pas a la rehydratation par voie orale.

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

By: A. J. Lysenko

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INTRODUCTION The i n d i r e c t fluorescent antibody (IFA) t e s t , because it has a high s p e c i f i c i t y , is comparatively simple t o perform and u s e s a n t i g e n which is r e l a t i v e l y easy t o prepare, has been adopted by a number of l a b o r a t o r i e s throughout the world. Although s e r o l o g i c a l s t u d i e s of malaria date back to more than 50 years, it is w i t h t h e i n t r o d u c t i o n of the IFA test Ghat seroepidemiologica...

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World Health Organization : Year 1988 ; Drug Programme, No. 88.6: ...

By: W. C. Chelemu

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1. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS Currency: Overall 1. The Review Mission believes the programme is well on course and that itnpressive progress has been made in various aspects of the programme, particularly the training and monitoring components. However, a major problem, that of shortages of essential drug supplies, still remains. Unless this can be solved in the near future, the successful implementation of the programme wlll be jeopardized.

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

By: J. Ennew

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INTRODUCTION The First World Summit for Children was held at the United Nations on 30 September 1990. More than 70 world leaders pledged to fight the hunger, poverty, disease, exploitation, neglect, and illiteracy that afflict children in both developing and industrialized countries. Only one year earlier, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. (ISe)ttin g minimum standards of protection for children's survival, health and educa...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 2000, South-East Asia Region ; Devel...

By: Sangay Thinlay, Dr.

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Executive Summary (1) The health sectors of the developing countries of the South-East Asia Region face enormous challenges from the ongoing rapid globalization, increasing movement of people, and a changing economic scenario with its negative impact on health. The Regional Conference on 'Public Health in South-East Asia in the 21 Century' reviewed the progress in public health education and training, practice and research in the countries of the Region and the lessons f...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 136: Expe...

By: R. I. Diaz

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EXPERT COMMITTEE ON YELLOW FEVER VACCINE First Report * A session of an Expert Committee on Yellow Fever Vaccine was held in Geneva from 8 to 13 April 1957. The session was opened by Dr M. G. Candau, Director-General of the World Health Organization. In his opening address Dr Candau stated that vaccination against yellow fever has been the concern of WHO from the time the Organization came into being, as this vaccination is officially sanctioned by international health l...

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

By: J. C. Tao

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For backpound information, reference is made to the assignment reports ol Dr J .J. Huang, \,FRO 0075 (Tonga), issued 23 February 1967 and 30 October 1$9, respectively, and to the writer's report on a v i s i t -to Tonga, \II%/TB/FR/P~, issued 29 November 1967. Following the writer's v i s i t in October 1967, the 1~12~01s operation for o tuberculosis control proJect was s i ~ e bdy the Government, U N I W and bmo on 19 August, 2 July and 28 June 1968, respectively. From ...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 198...

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IVORCYO AST.- Between May 1979 and March 1980 three surveys were conducted in Ivory Coast to estimate the prevalence of residual paralysis due to poliomyelitis among school age children. These were done cooperatively by Abidjan Midica-Scolnire, the National Public Health Institute, the Urban Medical Sectors of Abengourou and Korhogo and by national staff and Peace Corps volunteers working at the Insritut d'Hygi2ne. The surveys covered: - the capital city of Abidjan, esti...

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European Occupational Health Series : 1994-97; Prevention in Prima...

By: World Health Organization

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Health promotion for AIDS prevention and control - AIDS health promotion - is the use of information and education to influence the behaviour of groups and individuals so as to limit the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It should be an integral part of all national AIDS prevention and control programmes. Health promotion uses various channels of communication as well as the health and social services to br...

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

By: S. Viriyako

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This conclusion is very similar to those reached by the National Exercise Heart Disease Study in the United States and the Ontario Exercise Heart Collaborative Study in Canada. We should therefore try to analyse the problems encountered in the study and the reasons why comparisons between a control group and an intervention group are difficult. We should also consider the benefits of such a study, though some are evident. We should finally define the problems requiring f...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 195...

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Le Reglement sanitaire international stipule que le certificat international de vaccination contre la fikvre jaune n'est valable que si le vaccin employ6 a 6t6 approuv6 par I'Organisation mondiale de la Sant6 et si le centre de vaccination a kt6 habilit6

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