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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1971; Volume 45; Volum...

By: Doreen L. Stewart

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Since July 1960 studies have been undertaken to investigate the biology and control by molluscicides of Bionzphalaria pfeifferi, the snail host of Schistosoma mansoni, in a bilharziasis-endemic area in the Northern Region of Tanganyika. The area under investigation (Fig. 1) is a sugar plantation where about 2800 ha (7000 acres) of sugar cane are furrowirrigated by water which is gravity-fed from a river. The irrigation system, comprising eight reservoirs used as night st...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 711, (Par...

By: C. C. Campbell

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INTRODUCCION En 10s ultimos aiios, la lucha mundial contra el paludismo ha pasado, de ser un intento de erradicar la infeccion, a ser un intento de dominar la enfermedad. El empleo de la quimioterapia es muy irnportante para aliviar 10s sufrimientos y para reducir la mortalidad causada por el paludismo en paises tropicales. Algunas dosis de un medicamento antipaludico eficaz pueden influir de rnodo espectacular en el estado del enfermo. Desgraciadamente, el paludismo va ...

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

By: David Barmes, Dr.

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This mailing constitutes the first general announcement to the whole oral health community on World Health Day to be held on 7 April 1994 and on the activities pr~posed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the whole profession. It is also appropriate to provide a note on the history leading to celebration of a Year of Oral Health closely linked with the World Health Day. I. History In 1990, the International Dental Federation (FDI) observer at the WHO Regional Commi...

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World Health Organization Publication : Los Diez Primeros Anos de ...

By: World Health Organization

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Los delegados a la Primera Asamblea Mundial de la Salud se dieron cuenta de que para ampliar y mejorar 10s servicios sanitarios de un pais era indispensable contar con un personal de enfermeria mas numeroso y miis competente, apto, en suma, para desempeiiar una serie de funciones muy variables. Por el momento, no se veia aun con claridad como la OMS podria ayudar en ese sentido a 10s distintos paises; poco a poco, sin embargo, empez6 a abrirse paso una forma de asistenci...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2002; Volume 80, Numbe...

By: T. R. Dilip

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A meeting of on inform01 working group on immune responses to viral antigens was convened in Amsterdam on 15-18 November 1982 to discuss recent developments in rhis fieldandlo formuloreproposals for interna~ionalcollaborativestudies relevant to theneeds of the WHO Programme on Vaccine Development. The meeting concluded rhor the time u.os ripe for collaborarive srudies on a wide range of aspects of the immune responses to viral antigens in man. Areas for colloboralive eff...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1994; Volume 72, Numbe...

By: B. Ivanoff

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In view of the progress being made outside the Programme on the development of new drugs for the trcatmcnt of schistosomiasis, the Scientific Working Group should continue to focus its activities so as to avoid duplication of work in the drug industry. The budget should be somewhat reduced in view of slow progress in field research.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1965; Volume 33, Numbe...

By: Oscar Felsenfeld

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Outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya feven have been associated with Aedes aegypti. In recent years, extensive epidemics of these diseases have occurred in Manila, Saigon, Bangkok, and Calcutta and other parts of India. The importance of A. aegypti as a vector has been demonstrated repeatedly by numerous isolations of the viruses from wildcaught specimens. However, dengue is indigenous to Asia (Smith, 1956), while A. aeupti is an immigrant to South-East Asia from Africa. ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1963; Volume 29, Numbe...

By: G. Davidson

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Introduction Cost sharing, or user fees, have been an approach used by public sector health services in developing countries to recover some of the costs of services. Cost recovery was promoted by the World Bank and others to help bring expenditures into line with revenues (1, 2). No acceptable scheme, however, can recover other than a small portion of actual costs. The Bamako Initiative (1987) was one approach that promoted community financing of health services through...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003, A86263 - Summar...

By: World Health Organization

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A.  Overall observations The overall objectives of treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis: 1.Safe, effective, quality treatment of three major communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, which together claim six million lives each year. 2.Formulations and packaging that help to ensure effective use, contain resistance and thereby keep existing medicines available for use for as long as possible. 3.Formulations and packaging that support massive scaling?up ...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2007 ; Issue 97892415...

By: World Health Organization

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Infants and young children have special needs with regard to vaccinations and antimalarial precautions (see Chapters 6 and 7). They are particularly sensitive to ultraviolet radiation and become dehydrated more easily than adults in the event of inadequate fl uid intake or loss of fl uid due to diarrhoea. A child can be overcome by dehydration within a few hours. Air travel may cause discomfort to infants as a result of changes in cabin air pressure and is contraindicate...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 405: Nutr...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION Nutritional anaemia is defined as a condition in which the haemoglobin content of the blood is lower than normal as a result of a deficiency of one or more essential nutrients, regardless of the cause of such deficiency. However, in defining a departure from normality, it must be recognized that normal haemoglobin levels vary with age, sex, weight, physiological status, and altitude. Anaemia is considered to be a late manifestation of nutritional deficiency,...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 261: Expe...

By: M. V. Dolejsi

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EXPERT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH STATISTICS Eighth Report The Expert Committee on Health Statistics met in Geneva from 27 November to 3 December 1962. Dr P. Dorolle, Deputy Director- General of the World Health Organization, opened the meeting on behalf of the Director-General. The Committee elected Mr F. Fraser Harris Chairman, Dr G. F. Cerkovnyj Vice-Chairman and Dr Forrest E. Linder Rapporteur. The Committee adopted the draft agenda, the main topics of which were the develo...

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

By: World Health Organization

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It entrusted theses Studies to a certain number of exprts

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1988, Year 1988 9 ...

By: World Health Organization

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abstracting and indexing, World Health Forum, 35. 585 accidental poisoning, with pesticides, 526 accidents, wrevention in children. USSR. 595 AIDS, healih education programme, ' UK, 370 Switzerland, 376 role of legislation, 365 Algeria, road traffic accidents, 84 atlas of disease mortality, Japan, 444 Australia, community participation in health administration. 59 1 Bangladesh, national drug policy, 214 oral rehydration therapy, 239 Belgium, patient participation in heal...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; World Health Organization,...

By: R. Sari Kovats

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Health is a focus reflecting the combined impacts of climate change on the physical environment, ecosystems, the economic environment and society. Long-term changes in world climate may affect many requisites of good health – sufficient food, safe and adequate drinking water, and secure dwelling. The current large-scale social and environmental changes mean that we must assign a much higher priority to population health in the policy debate on climate c...

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

By: World Health Organization

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l?OTES ON TRAINING I3ICROSCOPISTS D r Alan Gilroy, principal of the Inclian Branch of the Ross Institute of Tropical Hygiene, was asked by the Director of the Indian National Malaria Eradication Programme to train microscopists for Assam, Manipur, Tripura, North-East Frontier Agency and Sikkim. The following note has been edracted fron his comments on the five courses run by the Ross Institute.

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

By: World Health Organization

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WHO is not in a position to sell, or reply to any requests concerning, the reference materials mentioned in this document. Requests may be routed to the addresses supplied on the following pages, The lists will be updated on a regular basis, and we should welcome any observations or additional data which you feel would complete the information contained in this document. Please address any comments to:

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Many advances in the eradication campaign were evidenced during 1990. Increased support for the eradication of dracunculiasis was indicated in the recommendations adopted by participants at major meetings and rhrough grants announced by international agencies and corporations. Eradication of dracun- was one of the goals for the 1990s specifically endorsed by the heads of state of 71 counmes at the World Summit for Children. In Asia, Pakistan entered the t i d stage of el...

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World Health Organization : Year 1990, (Cdd) Control of Diarhoeal ...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION - Chapter Purpose To describe the purpose and benefits of the Health Facility Survey. To provide an overview of the contents of the manual and how to use it. To identify key persons and their survey tasks.

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1985-93 ; Hiv and Aids , Issue 15: S...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The Intercountry Workshop on Social & Behavioulral Research for the Containment of AIDS was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 to 7 January 1990. List of participants and agenda are annexed (Annexures 1 & 2). Dr Hatai Chitanondh chaired the meeting and Drs M. Fernando and I. Kapoor acted as rapporteurs.

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