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Public Health Surveillance during the XVII Central American and Ca...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Surveillance To provide medical service —s a Ct omnatisnsu geadtherings for scheduled special events (e.g., world fairs, music festivals, and athletic competitions such as the Olympics), organizers must have information to anticipate both routine and uncommon situations. In November 1993, approximately 9500 athletes and staff from 31 countries participated in the XVII Central American and Caribbean Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. To monitor injury- and illn...

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Occupational Health Guideline for Dimethylsulfate

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This guideline is intended as a source of information for employees, employers, physicians, industrial hygienists, and other occupational health professionals who may have a need for such information. It does not attempt to present all data; rather, it presents pertinent information and data in summary form.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415458...

By: World Health Organization

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The term algae refers to microscopically small, unicellular organisms, some of which form colonies and thus reach sizes visible to the naked eye as minute green particles. These organisms are usually finely dispersed throughout the water and may cause considerable turbidity if they attain high densities. Cyanobacteria are organisms with some characteristics of bacteria and some of algae. They are similar to algae in size and, unlike other bacteria, they contain blue-gree...

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European Occupational Health Series : Environmental Health Service...

By: Erkki J. Yrjanheikki

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Monkeypox has appeared in spontaneous outbreaks in captive monkey colonies (2, 8) and human monkeypox infections have occurred in smallpox free areas of West and Central Africa (3). In humans the disease cannot be distinguished clinically from smallpox without isolation and characterization of the virus.

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Elton B. Stephens Company : (Ebsco)-Electronics: Electronics

By: World Health Organization

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synopsis In accordance with authorization given by the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization in 1950, the National Institute for Medical Research: London, obtained samples of two bacterial pyrogens and arranged for an international study of their pyrogenic properties in rabbits. The results of this study showed that the dose response curves were flat and there was a large variation in response within and between colonies of rabbits. It was agreed that some r...

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World Health Organization Publication : 924154130X, (Ch1-Ch6): Hea...

By: T. L. Hall

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With growing awareness not only that access to health care is a basic human right but that health is a valuable national asset, a primary aim of social development, and an essential means to sound economic and social progress, the crucial question that decision-makers at the highest level have to consider is not whether their country can afford to improve health services but whether it can afford not to do so. A parallel realization is tha.t achieving and maintaining hea...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2006 : Acs Tobacco At...

By: Judithmackay, Michael Eriksen, and Omar Shafey

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The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the American Cancer Society concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines, for which there may not yet be full agreement.The mention of specific companies or of c...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415910...

By: World Health Organization

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FOREWORD The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The FCTC is an evidencebased treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The FCTC represents a paradigm shift in developing a regulatory strategy to address addictive substances; in contrast to previous drug control treaties, the FCTC asserts the importance of demand reduction strategies a...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415624...

By: Sawat Ramaboot

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The current escalation in tobacco use and in tobacco-related death and disease can only be reversed by investment in comprehensive tobacco control. On 24 May 1999, the World Health Assembly (WHA) paved the way for stemming the global rise and spread of tobacco products. It unanimously backed a resolution calling for a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a new legal instrument to address tobacco promotion and sponsorship, illicit trade of tobacco products, tob...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1997, 0419229108 - in...

By: World Health Organization

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Industrialised countries have extensive experience of the problems caused by water pollution and the strategies and technologies available to control it. In the developing world, although pollution is increasing rapidly with urbanisation and industrialisation, most countries have very limited experience of pollution control measures or of the institutional and legislative frameworks needed to make such measures effective. On the other hand, the Collaborative Council's de...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86, Pharm 85.36: Places of T...

By: World Federation of Proprietary Medicine Manufactures

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Since 1975 the World Federation of Proprietary Medicine Manufacturers has been offering training places in drug quality control and good manufacturing practices to qualified health ministry or health department staff particularly inspectors Eroni developing countries. Training takes place in factories and e laboratories of pharmaceutical manr;facturers affiliated with a member association of the Federation, following an established syllabus. The training course covers th...

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

By: G. R. Khatri

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A Working Group on Information and Health was convened in 1.uxrmbourg by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, i n collaboration w i t h the Government of Luxembourg, from L to 7 November 1980. Participants were welcomed by Dr Leo A. Kaprio, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and by Dr Emile Duhr, Director of Health of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Mr 8. Mathsson was elected Chairman and Dr G. Gonda Vice-chairman. M A. Curnow acted as Rapporteur. A list of p a r t i c i p ...

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2002 ; Press Relea...

By: World Health Organization

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The design for a new World Health Organization (WH0)IJoint United Nations Programme on HIVIAIDS (UNAIDS) building has been unanimously selected following an international design contest. The new construction which will be built with the generous support of the Swiss Government and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, will house the new headquarters of UNAIDS. The building will be constructed on a site adjoining the WHO headquarters (Les Crets de Pregny) in Geneva and will ...

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

By: Nancy Binkin

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INTRODUCTION Objectives of the Guidelines A high prevalence of MDR-TB is mostly due to poor TB case management under inappropriate programme conditions. Any intervention to treat and/or control MDRTB must place highest priority in correcting such errors within the national TB programme (NTP) or corresponding entity. As there is not yet a standardised DOTS-Plus strategy, projects currently being implemented or in the planning stages should be considered pilot projects and...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 92415628...

By: World Health Organization

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Neurological disorders constitute a large and increasing share of the global burden of disease. Stroke, dementia, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease are important factors determining mortality and morbidity in all societies. However, the resources and services for dealing with these disorders are disproportionately scarce, particularly in developing countries. While neurological service in Western countries varies from 1 to 10 neurologists per 100 000 inhabitants, neurolog...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2002 ; Issue 92415458...

By: World Health Organization

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Executive Summary The malicious contamination of food for terrorist purposes is a real and current threat, and deliberate contamination of food at one location could have global public health implications. This document responds to increasing concern in Member States that chemical, biological or radionuclear agents might be used deliberately to harm civilian populations and that food might be a vehicle for disseminating such agents. The Fifty-fifth World Health Assembly ...

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Pan American Health Organization : Year 2002, A85630 Appendices: N...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION Before 1991 the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean focused on the quantity rather than the quality of water for human consumption. The outbreak of cholera in Peru that year was a severe blow to that trend and showed up the poor sanitary conditions of water supply services. At the “International Conference on Water Quality,” sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization and held in Lima, Peru in 1996 at the Pan American Center for Sanitary Engin...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Acknowledgements The project was initiated by Dr Alexandre Kalache, Coordinator of the World Health Organization Ageing and Life Course unit (WHO/ALC), who invited the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) to join WHO in developing a global response to elder abuse. Professor Gerry Bennett, from Barts and the London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom and Secretary of INPEA, became the main researcher of this study...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415459...

By: Derek Yach, Dr.

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Preface Over the past few decades we have witnessed several phases in the development of approaches aimed at ensuring that patients continue therapy for chronic conditions for long periods of time. Initially the patient was thought to be the source of the “problem of compliance”. Later, the role of the providers was also addressed. Now we acknowledge that a systems approach is required.The idea of compliance is associated too closely with blame, be it of providers or pat...

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

By: S. K. Bowr

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INTRODUCTION . In March 1966 tki* writer was assigned for ten days to Cqlm, mostly in Colomb. He was required to make grel;lminarffeasibbluty studies in connection w i t h the establishmat of a Drug Qudity Control Laboratory which would be capable of ascertaining by analytical methods t h a t the quality of imported and locally produced pharmaceutical p@eparaGions are of adequate standards.

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