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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1972; Volume 46; Volum...

By: W. E. Miall

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POPULATION MOVEMENTS IN THE PAST A recent review of trypanosomiasis in Africa (Nash, 1960) suggests that epidemics of sleepingsickness in the past were possibly on a smaller scale than those which were experienced in some parts of the continent during the first three decades of the present century. It is assumed that less population mobility, as compared with more recent times, was one of the factors in this situation.

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1988 ; Volume 9 No...

By: Glen Williams

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It was in the Palais des Nations overlooking Lake Geneva, European headquarters of the United Nations and former headquarters of the League of Nations, that the First World Health Assembly met on 24 June 1948. At that time, WHO's Constitution had been in existence for less than three months and the Organization itself had yet to be formally established.

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

By: Hua Jiazhen

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Over the period 1984-1986 a prospective study was undertaken in 21 provinces and cities with a total population of over 2 million women. The incidence of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) , its causes and maternal and fetal outcomes were examined in 48,472 pregnant women. The incidence of PIH was 10.4%, of preeclampsia 1.8% and of eclampsia 0.2%. Regional differences were pronounced. In general, the incidence was higher in urban areas (11.3%) than in rural areas (4.5%...

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: World Health Organization

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1 Resumen ejecutivo Este documento ha sido preparado para asistir a los líderes en salud pública y en medicina para dar una mejor respuesta ante una futura amenaza de una pandemia de influenza. Traza los roles separados pero complementarios de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y de las autoridades nacionales cuando una pandemia de influenza parezca posible o realmente ocurra. Se dan descripciones específicas de las acciones a ser tomadas por la OMS al evaluar el ...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 92415919...

By: World Health Organization

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In response to the large demand for implementation of the community component of IMCI, you have been appointed as C-IMCI facilitator to assist the Ministry of Health of Ficticia in planning this implementation. You have been given the background information below to help you prepare for the assignment. Basic information Two years ago, the Ministry of Health of Ficticia adopted IMCI as an essential component of its health development plan in order to reduce under-five mor...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 243 - in ...

By: O. Adeniyi Jones

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1. INTRODUCCION El ComitC de Expertos en Paludismo se reunio en Ginebra del 2 a1 10 de abril de 1962. En la sesi6n inaugural, el Dr. P. Dorolle, Director General Adjunto, despuCs de dar la bienvenida a 10s participantes en nombre del Director General de la OMS, les hizo observar que en el curso de la reunihn, la cuarta celebrada por el ComitC desde que se adopt6 con caracter general la politica de erradicacion del paludismo, tendrian que exarninar diversas cuestiones cuy...

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

By: G. Elizabeth Jackson

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In the course of studies on the mode of inheritance-of dieldrin-resistance in . . . . -. . , - Anopheles gmbiae, Giles, it was found that crosses between the first resistant and susceptible strains used, produced sterile F1 males (navidson, 1956). On dissection these males were found to have atrophied testes, usually completely devoid of spermatozoa, The females of this F generation, on the other hand, were apparently 1 normal reproductively and could be back-crossed to ...

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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, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 196...

By: World Health Organization

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L'Organisation mondiale de la Santi transmet par l'intermddiaire des postes Cmettem de Radio Suisse S.A. a Genkve-Prangins et Bern-Muenchenbuchsee (Suisse) un Bulletin kpidkmiologique radiotklkgraphique quotidien. Ce bulletin contient des renseignements officiels rqus par I'OMS, A Genkve, sur les cas de maladies quarantenaires (c'est-2-dire de peste, cholkra, fikvre jaune, variole, typhus et fikvre rkurrcnte) constat& dans le monde, et, occasiomellement, d'autres renseig...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Conformement au R&glement sanitaire international (tel qu'il a ttk amend6 par les Rbglements additionnels de 1955. 1956 et 1963). les critbres suivants sont appliqu& pQ.u ,r.. la compilation et la mise ;Z jour de la,liste d y territoires infect&: I. Un temtoire ou une cirwnscription est port6 sur la liste lorsque I'Organisation a rwu: i) une dklarafi&'dli&tion, aux termes de I'article 3; .. . , ii) notification d'un premier cas de peste, de cholera, de fikvre aunt ou de ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The high degree of genetic stability of the tickborne encephalitis virus makes it extremely diffcult to obtain by experimental means attenuated variants of the virus from which to develop a live vaccine that will he more effective than the existing formol-killed vaccine.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1970; Volume 42, Numbe...

By: B. E. Henderson

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Introduction The validity and efficiency of different lneasures of hacmatuna in detecting indlriduals nith Sciiiutoso~ nn hnenlnrobirlnl infectron have been comoared hy Lwamho (1). Microhaematuria elicired dy reagent strips at the I+ posittr it!; I~misth obved [he bcst diagnostic performance in detecting S. 11ni.111niobi~tr11 infection in both children and adults throunhaut the mtervention phase of the schistosomiasis control programme on Pcmba Island. United Republlc oi Tanzania

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2005 : Press Relea...

By: World Health Organization

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GENEVA - In an effort to reduce the huge global burden of disease linked to mental disorders around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) i s launching the first ever global forum about community-based psychosocial rehabilitation services. These rehabilitation services represent an alternative to psychiatric hospitals, and aim to provide local care to people with severe mental health disorders, including medication, psychological support, and rehabilitation acti...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2001, Issue5, 79 (5) N...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction Animal tuberculosis In developing countries, especially in Africa where Mycobacterium bovis infection is present in animal species, there is a substantial lack of krlowledge of the distribution, epidemiological patterns and zoonotic implications of this important zoonosis. Thus, there is a need for improvement, taking also into account the veterinary public health aspects of human M. bovis infection, particularly in populations at risk. Some data, however, e...

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

By: World Health Organization

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In May 198 1, the World Health Assembly adopted as the first global indicator of oral health status an average of not more than three decayed, missing, filled permanent teeth at the age of 12 years by the year 2000, the goal developed jointly by the WHO Oral Health Programme and the International Dental Federation. Since that time caries levels have been monitored by WHO and this document provides the most recent information for adults aged 35-44 years. Figures are a val...

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World Health Organization : Year 2005 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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Acknowledgements Special thanks is given to Abdallah Bchir, Craig Burgess, Jan Grevendonk, François-Xavier Hanon, Stephen Hadler and Ezzedine Mohsni for assisting with the technical content of the publication. The data quality self-assessment (DQS) has been developed subse...

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

By: J. P. Berger

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Background Considerable efforts have been made to compare the benefits of providing increased quantities of water to impoverished populations with providing better quality water. From an engineering perspective, investments to provide more water, such as digging more wells, are often different in nature and expensive compared to measures such as chlorination which improve water quality.

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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Xiaorui Zhang, Dr.

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Prólogo Durante el último decenio, la utilización de la medicina tradicional se ha extendido a esca-la mundial y ha cobrado creciente popularidad. Además de seguir utilizándose para la atención primaria de salud de los pobres en los países en desarrollo, se ha utilizado en países en cuyos sistemas nacionales de atención de salud predomina la medicina conven-cional. Con la enorme expansión de la medicina tradicional en todo el mundo, la inocuidad, la eficacia y el control...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1987; Volume 65, Numbe...

By: World Health Organization

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There have beenfew reports from Africa, and none from Ethiopia, pertaining lo seroe~ idemioloaicailn vesti-a afion of viral heoatirrs A and B. In this snld.v. . 396 serum sam.u les, ~ from male and female Ethiopian subjects aged between 3 and 60 years, were testedfor specific markers of hepatilisA and B. Anlibodies lo hepatitis A virus were detected in 99% of the study poptrlation. There was an overall prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) of 9%, wrth a peak ...

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

By: Y. Dubrovsky

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There are three human diseases caused by species of Leiahmania i n the USSR: v i s c e r a l leishmaniasis, anthroponoric (urban) cutaneous leishmaniasis, and zoonotic ( r u r a l ) cutaneous leishmaniasis. Their cornon area of d i s t r i b u t i o n comprises Transcaucasus, Middle Asia and the southern part of Kazakhstan.

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