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The World Public Library Medical Document Collection is an archive of Medical Document Collection, Medical Publications Collection, Department of Health and Human Services and Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Titles were selected to focus on assisting general health and awareness, and especially those at greater risk of health disparities with achieving optimal lifespan with the best possible quality of health in every stage of life.

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

By: World Health Organization

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The Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) would like to express its sincere thanks to Dr Ann Elizabeth Lindsey and Dr Christopher James Duncombe for their significant contributions to this document. WHO also acknowledges valuable inputs and comments from country and agency experts including the Albion Street Centre (Australia), Dr Veronique Bortolotti (France), Dr Esorom Daoni (Papua New Guinea), Dr Usa Duongsaa (Thailand), Dr Thomas Hell...

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

By: World Health Organization

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1. Political commitment, coordination, and management, including: ! obtaining commitment of national and local decision-making bodies; ! establishing and strengthening central units to manage and coordinate HIV/AIDS care and treatment; ! involving the community and people living with HIV/AIDS in every aspect and in every step of HIV/AIDS care and treatment; ! developing a care and treatment plan with ambitious national targets for spreading the use of ART; ! developing a...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Care and treatment for injecting drug users and sex workers Vulnerable populations such as injecting drug users and sex workers often come in conflict with the law and may be sent to rehabilitation centres or prisons. With national government approval and support, these closed settings can provide effective HIV/AIDS care and treatment. This includes prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections, as well as ART. However, to ensure a continuum of HIV/AIDS care and ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Table 10. Laboratory services for HIV/AIDS care and treatment at the district or intermediate level ! Rapid HIV Ab testing ! Second serologic method capability to resolve indeterminate rapid HIV Ab test ! Complete blood count (CBC) and differential including total lymphocyte count (TLC) ! CD4 count* ! Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)** ! Glucose ! Pregnancy test ! Sputum smear for TB ! Gram and Wright stains ! Spinal tap (lumbar puncture, examination of cerebrospinal fluid...

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

By: World Health Organization

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1. Mobilization and coordination of key players, including people living with HIV/AIDS Key players in HIV/AIDS treatment and care should be mobilized and coordinated within and across the various levels of service delivery. This mobilization and coordination includes: ! identifying key players involved in or associated with HIV/AIDS care and treatment; ! identifying key players who might be supportive in HIV/AIDS care and treatment and encouraging their participation; ! ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The eighth informal consultation of the global polio laboratory network held in Geneva in October 2002 recommended that network ladoratory personnel be trained in cell culture techniques and mycoplasma-fre...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific sponsored effectiveness projects in Cambodia, the Philipping and viet Nam to reduce the prevalence of iron deficienncy (ID) and iron ...

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

By: World Health Organization

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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Objectives The objectives of the workshop were for the participants to: (1) review the status of their national immunization programmes and identified ways of strengthening them; (2) agree on strategies to strengthen the Pacific Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) to improve vaccine security and management; (3) review the readiness and options for rubella vaccine introduction ( as a model for new vaccine introduction); (4) identify social mobilizati...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY A Consultation on Revision of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in the Western Pacific Region was conducted in Manila, Philippines, from 28 to 30 April 2004. The meeting was convened by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office. The objectives of the meeting were: (1) to increase awareness of the proposed revision of the IHR and associated documents in all Member States and areas of the Western Pacific Region and among collaborating a...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY Following the declaration of a tuberculosis crisis in the Western Pacific Region in September 1999, the Regional Committee (WHO’s governing body in the Region) endorsed the establishment of a Special Project to Stop TB. As a first step, a Stop TB Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was formed, as a means of monitoring progress and status of the project. At its first meeting in February 2000, the TAG approved the five-year “Regional Strategic Plan to Stop TB in the Wes...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY An Influenza Surveillance Training Workshop was held at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Tokyo, Japan, from 17 to 20 May 2004. The workshop was attended by 17 participants from the South East Asian and Western Pacific regions and 20 facilitators from WHO and WHO influenza collaborating centres. The objectives of the workshop were: (I) to discuss and further develop influenza surveillance guidelines for the Asian region which include routine i...

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

By: Byung Hee Koh

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SUMMARY The Second Cons~~ltatioMn eeting on 'rraditioual and Modern Medicine: Harmoliizing tlie Two Al~proaches met in Gyeongju, tlie Republic of Korea from 17 to 20 Septeunber 2003. l'lie ob-jectives of the nieeting were: (1) discuss and analyze the methodology and tlie progress on evaluating the efficacy and safety of traditional medicine through a review of existing literature in China, .lapan, the Republic of Korea and otlier countries; (2) identify researcli require...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held a joint workshop in Ha Noi, Viet Nam from 26 to 28 November 2002 to review the knowledge on foodborne trematode (FBT) infections, to discuss the possible measures for prevention and control of these infections and to inform Member States of the urgency for the implementation of control activities. FBT infections affect the health of more than 40 million people throughout the worl...

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

By: John Lennon

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SUMMARY The Fifth Annual PacELF Workshop was held in Lautoka, Fiji, from 22-26 September 2003. The 20 programme managers attending the workshop reported on the status of their countries' activities over the last 12 months. The country reports were largely encouraging, with midterm evaluations from five countries showing reductions in filarial antigens of 40% and in microfilaraemia of 90%. In addition, Samoa's imminent completion of five full rounds of mass drug administr...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY During the past few years, several workshops have been held in the WHO Western Pacific Region: the Workshop on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Selected Countries in the Western Pacific Region, held in Manila, Philippines, in June 2000; the Workshop on Monitoring Systems for Maternal and Child Mortality in Public Health Care Facilities, held in Kunming, China in September 2001; and the Second Workshop on the Monitoring Systems for Maternal and Child Mortality in P...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY A Workshopo n the Managemento f Clinical Laboratoriesw as held in Manila from 2'l to 30 October 2003. The objectives of the meeting were: (1) to reviewt he currento rganizationo fclinical laboratorys ervicesi n eachc ountry, exchangei nformationo n how they arec oordinateda t nationala nd local levelsa nd identify ways of improving managemenat nd coordinatiot-t, (2) to finalizet he draft document Standardsfo r the medical laboratorya nd discuss how member countri...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The Meetingo f HIV/AIDS/STPI rogrammeM anager.ws ash eld at the RegionalO ffice for theW esternP acifici n Manila,t heP hilippinesfr om2 5 to 26 Novembe2r 003w ith expectation thatb y thee ndo f them eetingp, articipantws ouldh ave: revieweda nde xchangeudp datede pidemiologicainl formationo n the HIV/AIDS/STIe pidemicin Asia; shareda nda nalysedsu ccesseasn dc onstraintesn counterewdi th the implementatioonf GlobalF undp rojectsin Asia; revieweda nde xchangeudp ...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The consultation meeting on Essential Public Health Functions, with participants from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific island countries was conducted in Nadi, Fiji, from 8 to 11 December 2003 by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. The objectives of the meeting were: (1) to consider and discuss the nine proposed essential public health functions (EPHFs) developed for the Western Pacific Region, and the metlwds used to evaluate the functions in the t...

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

By: Nor Shahidah Khairullah

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SUMMARY TheS ecouCd onsultatioMne etingo n'fraditionaaln dM odernM edicineH: arnlotlizintgh e TrvoA pproachemse ti n Gyeongiut,l ie l{epublico f l(oreaf rom l 7 to 20 Septernbe2r0 03. 1'heo b-iectiveosf ,t lret tteetittgrv et'e: ( l) cliscussa ncla nalyzet he rnethodologya nd the progresso n evaluatingt he efficacy and ' safety of traditional medicine tlrrough a review of existing literature itt Chilta, .lapan, tlte ' Republic of Korea and other countries; (2) identifu r...

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

By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY A Meeting on the Introduction of the 3'd Edition of WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality wasc onductedin Kuala Lumpur,M alaysiaf rom 8 to I I December2 003 by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office. The objectiveso f the meetingw ere: (l) to discusst he revisionsa nda dditionst hat haveb eeni ntroducedi n the third edition as well as the future methods of introducing changes; (2) to review progressm adeb y the countriesi n the WesternP...

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