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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1983 ; Volume 4 No...

By: Zhong Xian Lu

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From time immemorial, human excreta have been applied to farmlands as an organic fertilizer in China because of their effectiveness and because of the substantial quantity available. At the time of liberation, agricultural production in Shanghai county was based primarily on small-scale farming bv individual households. Each household had a private vat for storing its own excreta for use as fertilizer. Most peasants used river water for drinking because of the scarcity o...

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

By: World Health Organization

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GenevalNew Delhi - The number of tuberculosis patients diagnosed and treated under DOTS*, the internationally recommended strategy for TB control, is now rising much faster than at any time since DOTS expansion began in 1995, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Indeed, the past two years have witnessed accelerated growth in the implementation of DOTS programmes worldwide.

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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Hiroshi Nakajima, Dr.

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1INTRODUCTION: SETTING THE AGENDA 1.1 Building on past initiatives While ihc social position and health status of women have advanced in many areas since the United Nations Decade for Women was launched at the First International Conference of Women in Mcxico in 1975, the report of the Conference madc only a brief mention of older wornen. Since then, women's issues have been placed on the agenda of the international community and the special needs of aging populations ha...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1976; Volume 53; Volum...

By: P. Scheiber

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Introduction Although the occupaLion;~l nsk of heallli workers acquiring hunian immunodeficiency virus (1-IIV) ~ n - fcction 1s currently co~isldered ro be small il). itc importance is Likely to increase, especially if othcr inodes of HlV transmission become less important tollowiug inlcnrentions. Also. I11e i~uriiber oi HIV; acquired imrnunodeficicnc!: syndrome (AIDS) patients will increase considerably in the comuig decade, and pro\'i5lon of medical c a l ~to se~~po~i...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1960; Volume 22, Numbe...

By: J. Mulder

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Halofantrine in malaria From aglobal perspective, the needfor new, rapidlyacting antimalarial agents has posed one of the foremost pharmaceuticalchallenges of modern times (1). Overthe past twenty-five years Plasmodium falciparummalaria hasthreatened to escapefrom effectivetherapeutic control, initially in South America andsouth-east Asia (2) and latterly in Africa (3), followingthe emergence of parasites resistant to chloroquine and other rapidly-acting blood schizontoc...

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International Classification of Diseases : 2004 : Issue 9241592281...

By: World Health Organization

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Epidemic level and trend and gender data. Burkina Faso is one of the most severely affected countries in Africa, characterized by a generalized epidemic. About 75% of people living with HIV/AIDS are 15–40 years old. Prevalence is high among pregnant women, estimated to be 6% in 2001. • Major vulnerable and affected groups. Vulnerable groups include female sex workers (with an estimated prevalence of 59% in Ouagadougou), truck drivers (estimated prevalence of 13% in Ouaga...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Rip. fid. d'Allemagne. - Des pous& kpidkmiques d'allure grippale ont Cte rapportks depuis mi-janvier dans le temtoire de la Ruhr (Essen, Miilheim), alors que, dans la region de Francfortsur- le-Main, le nombre des cas suspects de grippe a commence A augmenter nettement vers le 3 fevrier. Les examcns skrologiques pratiqub A 1'Institut dc SCrologie de 1'Universitb de Francfort font penser que le virus A2 est en cause. Cliniquement, il s'agit d'une affection febrile, avec k...

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Public Health Publication : World Health Organization ; (Php) Publ...

By: World Health Organization

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Les publications de l'organisation mondiale de la Santk bkneficient de la protection prkvue par les dispositions du Protocole NO 2 de la Convention universelle pour la Protection du Droit dYAuteur. Les institutions gouvernementales et les sociktks savantes ou professionnelles peuvent, toutefois, reproduire des donnees, des extraits ou des illustrations provenant de ces publications, sans en demander l'autorisation a I'Organisation mondiale de la Santk. Pour toute reprodu...

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2003 : Press Relea...

By: World Health Organization

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In response to the largest polio epidemic in recent years, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director- General of the World Health Organization (WHO), today launched a massive polio immunization campaign in the epicentre of the epidemic. To stem the epidemic and help eradicate polio, over 80 million children are to be vaccinated in six lndian states over the next six days. Dr Brundtland opened the campaign in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, together with the lndian Secretary of Family W...

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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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International Classification of Diseases : 1967-69; International ...

By: World Health Organization

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This section is intended primarily for the classification of patients seen at mental hospitals, psychiatric clinics, mental deficiency institutions and similar facilities, where the main interest is in the mental state of the patient. It therefore includes all forms of mental disorder, even though associated with or secondary to physical conditions, as in categories 292-294, 309, 3 10-31 5. For primary mortality classification and for morbidity classification where the m...

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World Health Organization Publication : La Deuxieme Decennie de L'...

By: World Health Organization

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Dans un rapport dCtaillC prCsentC en 1959 la Douzikme AssemblCe mondiale de la SantC et traitant de l'assistance aux gouvernements en matikre d'assainissement, il Ctait soulignC qu'en dCpit de rkalisations appriciables, les progrks Ctaient trop lents pour une vCritable transformation de la situation. Plus de la moitiC de la population du monde restait A pourvoir en installations sanitaires ClCmentaires ; des centaines de millions d'individus ne pouvaient s'approvisionner...

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993, Irp; Health Care ...

By: World Health Organization

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L'extension rapide des programmes de lutte antituberculeuse ainsi que les progrks de la chimiothirapie et de la chirurgie thoracique ont eu pour effet d'accroitre la demande de personnel infirmier dans les ttablissements inttressCs ; le problbme du recruternent qui se pose de longue date a maintenant atteint un point critique. Les ttablissements existants se trouvent devant la n6cessit6 de fermer certainer de leurs salles et les nouveaux sont, faute de personnel, hors d'ttat de fonctionner.

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World Health Organization : Year 2003 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: Roberta Andraghetti

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1. Background An essential component of control during outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) is investigation of the causes of recent unexplained deaths. It is particularly important during the earliest part of the epidemic, in order to identify both individuals who have died of EHF and their contacts. Close contacts of individuals believed to have died of EHF can then be kept under observation and isolated if they develop disease, in order to interrupt further tra...

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

By: J. C. Tao

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2.1 The campaign ......................................... I 2.2 Consolidation of the activities ..................... 2 3.3 Other activities ................................. 2 3.4 The new hospital .................................... 2 3.5 Leprosy in Tonga .................................... 3 3.6 Talk to Medical Officer at Vaiola Hospital .......... 3

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

By: World Health Organization

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The four Gopics of the Conference are : Topic No. 1 - Basic elements of maternity care servirses i n temE of current practices and local needs. Topic No. 2 - Practical consideration of Hays and means of progressive Smprwement in maternity care. Topic No. 3 - The preparation and effective use of personnel cancerned w i t h matesnity care. Topic No. 4 - Matsrnity care as an integral part of the overall health program.

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

By: World Health Organization

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An International Conference on Research and Development in Community Water Supply was held at the Hotel Albatros, Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, from 7 to 14 October 1970, under the Joint sponsorship of the Governments of Yugoslavia and the United States of America, and of the World Kealth Organization. !The Government of the Federal 3ociallst Republic of Yugoslavia, throu&h the Federal Administration for International Technical Co-operation, agreed to serve as host for ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Water treatment plant operators usually have little or no control over the degree of pollution of sources of water supply, except when catchment areas are sufficiently small to permit their ownershp and their exclusive use for water-supply purposes or \$-hen wells and springs are utilized, and even then seepage from sources of chemical pollution may flow from areas beyond the well sites. Generally speaking, therefore, it is necessary to rely on official agencies for cont...

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

By: H. Limburg

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La cataracte est la principale cause de ce´cite´ et de de´ficience visuelle grave dans de nombreux pays en de´veloppement et on lui attribue 20 millions de cas de ce´cite´ bilate´rale dans le monde. Les dernie`res donne´es nationales disponibles en Inde sur la ce´cite´ imputable a` la cataracte remontent a` 1989 (1). Par projection de la pre´valence, nous estimons qu’en 1997 il y avait, dans l’ensemble du pays, 5,4 millions de personnes souffrant de ce´cite´ bilate´rale ...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1985 ; Volume 6 No...

By: Ann Harrison

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Kuwait's transition from a seafaring, pearl- 29% are under 10,49% are under 20, and only diving, Bedouin societv to a modern urban one 15 % are over 40. has tzken barely 40 iears. Today, very few people depend on livestock or the sea for a living; most are engaged in commerce, manufacturing or service industries. The original wealth spurt came from the exploitation of oil reserves; oil sales are still the major source of revenue, but international investments and local i...

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