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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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SUMMARY A Working Group Meeting on Quality of Academic Education in Traditional Medicine was held in Melbourne, Australia from 22 to 24 November 2003. The objectives of the workshop were: ( 1 ) to review the current situation of traditional medicine education at the university level; (2) to identify challenges for improving the quality ccf traditional medicine education at the university level; (3) to discuss the relevance and applicability of WHO Guidelines for Quality ...

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

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

SUMMARY A Working Group Meeting on Quality of Academic Education in Traditional Medicine was held in Melbourne, Australia from 22 to 24 November 2003. The objectives of the workshop were: ( 1 ) to review the current situation of traditional medicine education at the university level; (2) to identify challenges for improving the quality ccf traditional medicine education at the university level; (3) to discuss the relevance and applicability of WHO Guidelines for Quality ...

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

By: David Bell, Dr.

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Vivax malaria has increased in prevalence in parts of east Asia over during the past decade, re-emerging as a major public health problem in areas such as the Korean peninsula where it had long been absent. In other areas, a reduction in prevalence of falciparum malaria has increased the relative importance of Plasmodium vivax in malaria management. The disease now causes significant morbidity in the regon with resultant strains on health services and local economies. Th...

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

By: Abdul Samad Abduliah, Dr.

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SUMMARY A Consultationo n Revisiono f the InternationaHl ealthR egulations(I HR) in the Western Pacific Regionw asc onductedin Manila,P hilippines,f rom 28 to 30 April2004. The meetingw as convenedb y the World HealthO rganizationW esternP acificR egionalO ffice. The objectiveso f the meetingw ere: (1) to increasea warenesosf the proposedr evisiono f theI HR anda ssociatedd ocumentisn all MemberS tatesa nda reaso f the WesternP acificR egiona nda mongc ollaboratinga genc...

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

By: World Health Organization

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I. INTRODUCTION The Third Biregional Partners Meeting on Harm Reduction among Injecting Drug Users was held in Melbourne, Australia from 19 to 20 April 2004. The meeting was organized by the World Health Organtzation Regional Offices for the Western Pacific and South-East Asia. Objectives (1) To provide and review the latest epidemiological and surveillance information on HIV and drug use in the two Regions. (2) To review progress and proposa.ls for a biregional approach...

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

By: World Health Organization

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1. INTRODUCTION The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Western Pacific Region achieved certification of poliomyelitis-free status on 29 October 2000. In addition, EPI has delivered other important health benefits to the Region: a reduction of over 95% in measles deaths, inclusion of hepatitis B vaccine in every programme, and neonatal tetanus elimination in all but six countries of the Region. However, the Region is not yet receiving the full potential benef...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The Western Pacific Regional Office organized the two-day Meeting of HIV/AIDS/STI Programme Managers of the PaciJc island countries and areas with the following objectives: (1) to review and update information on HIVIAIDSISTI in Pacific island countries and areas; (2) to share experiences and lessons learnt on the development and implementation of national strategic plans for HIVIAIDSISTI, including coordination of resources and activities from different partners...

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

By: World Health Organization

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific wishes to ac-knowledge the contributions of the meeting participants, and others including the developers, manufacturers and field workers who have greatly contributed to the consultation and the matcrial reviewed. The WHO'S work on malaria RDTs is funded by AusAID through the WHO Roll Back Malaria Department, together with DFID and USAID through the UNICEF/UNDP/WORLD BANWWHO Special Programme fo...

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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 and20 facilitators from WHO and WHO influenza collaborating centres

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

By: Shigeru Omi

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This is one of the reviews on the literature and projects of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youths in eight Asian countries.* Adolescents and youth make up onefourth of the population in the Western Pacific Region. At least 17 out of 37 countries and areas in the Region have a median age below 25 years. The health of adolescents is, therefore, a key element and an investment for the social and economic progress in the Region. Many of the problems adole...

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

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction This booklet is designed for health workers in the developing countries of the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization. Its purpose is to assist them in their task of promoting better health among older people. Health promotion involves a range of strategies. These strategies are discussed at length in the accompanying booklet Ageing and health: A health promotion approach for developing countries. One important part of any health promotion s...

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By: World Health Organization

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A cross-sectional sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence survey was conducted by the Ministry of Health, Kiribati, in conjunction with the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and with technical and financial support of WHO. A total of 386 seafarers recruited in Tarawa from January 2003 to July 2003, and 269 pregnant women attending antenatal clinics, recruited in Tarawa from February 2003 to August 2003, participated in the survey....

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

By: World Health Organization

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Message from the Regional Director Much progress has been made to reclaim sports for health since the World Health Organization selected Tobacco Free Sports – Play it Clean! as the theme for World No Tobacco Day in 2002. The Sydney Olympics and the International Football Federation (FIFA) World Cup held in Japa...

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

By: Shigeru Omi

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Acknowledgement Who is grateful to the Government and Ministry of Health of viet Nam,to all those who provided information the team of reviewrs who contributed their time to this document.

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By: World Health Organization

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This report was prepared by a team comprising Sarah Coll-Black (consultant and principal writer), Anjana Bhushan (Technical Officer, Poverty and Gender) and Kathleen Fritsch (Regional Adviser, Nursing), based on preliminary analysis of survey responses by Joy Balabagno (consultant). The publication reflects the many thoughtful contributions and comments by officials from Ministries of Health and health professional educational institutions in the Western ...

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

By: Shigeru Omi

Medical Reference Publication

This is one of the reviews on the literature and projects of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youths in eight Asian countries.* Adolescents and youth make up onefourth of the population in the Western Pacific Region. At least 17 out of 37 countries and areas in the Region have a median age below 25 years. The health of adolescents is, therefore, a key element and an investment for the social and economic progress in the Region. Many of the problems adole...

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

By: Shigeru Omi

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FOREWORD Traditional medicine is now increasing in the Region and many doctors apply techniques used by traditional medicine in their daily practices. Academic education in traditional medicine has been offered in universities in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea for many years. Recently, more universities in other countries such as Australia and Hong Kong have introduced full-time degree courses on traditional medicine.

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By: Shigeru Omi

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The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, organized the sixth Meeting of the Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Apia, Samoa, from 14 to 17 March 2005. The Government of Samoa graciously hosted the meeting, and the Honourable Tuilaepa Ainono Sailete Malielegaoi, the Prime Minister of Samoa, welcomed participants at the opening session. The theme of the meeting, “Achieving Healthy I...

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

By: World Health Organization

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PREFACE The elimination of leprosy is one of the success stories in public health. With the advent of multidrug therapy (MDT), which WHO has promoted since the early 1980s, cases of leprosy have decreased remarkably worldwide. The global goal of eliminating leprosy as a public health problem (prevalence of less than 1/10 000 population) by the year 2000 has been achieved in time. In 113 out of the 122 countries where leprosy was endemic in 1985, the goal has been achieve...

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

By: Shigeru Omi, Dr.

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Le Bureau r6gional OMS du Pacifique occidental, en collaboration avec le Secr6tariat g6n6ral de la Communaut6 du Pacifique, a organis6 la sixidme R6union des Ministres oc6aniens de la sant6i Apia (Samoa), qui srest enue du 14 au 17 mars 2005.Le Samoaa vaitgdn6reusementpropos6d '€trel e paysh 6te de cette r6union, et M. Tuilaepa Ainono Sailete Malielegaoi, premier ministre du Samoa, a souhait6 la bienvenue aux participants lors de la s6ance d'ouverture.

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