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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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By: Shigeru Omi

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Acknowledgement WHO is grateful to the Government and Ministry of Cambodia and to all those who provided information and contributed their time to this document. We hope that sharing the country’s experiences in implementing specific programmes and activities to address adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues will be of use to others both within and outside the Western Pacific Region.

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By: Shigeru Omi

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Acknowledgement WHO is grateful to the Government and Ministry of Health of Mongolia for their contribution towards the review of literature and projects on the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youths, the research on Improving Outlook of Adolescent Girls and Boys Sexual and Reproductive Health and in preparation of the case study for publication. Special gratitude is expressed to the Chairperson, Secretary and Members of the Task Force on Improving Outl...

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By: World Health Organization

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PREFACE Over the past two to three decades, our understanding of poverty has broadened from a narrow focus on income and consumption to a multidimensional notion of education, health, social and political 1 participation, personal security and freedom and environmental quality. Thus, it encompasses not just low income, but lack of access to services, resources and skills; vulnerability; insecurity; and voicelessness and powerlessness. Multidimensional poverty is a determ...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY Recognizing the need for and value of improving maternal and child health, the international community has renewed its commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality, as reflected in the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 2000, endorsed by 149 Heads of , State. Measuring maternal and child mortality, however, remains a challenge. In most priority countries, different vertical information systems record data on maternal and child health, but little info...

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By: World Health Organization

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The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific has been assisting countries in the Region to implement activities to fulfil their commitments to the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. One of these commitments is to improve reproductive health. In cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japan International Cooperation Age...

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By: World Health Organization

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1. BACKGROUND A ministerial conference on health for Pacific Islands was convened in Fiji fiom 6 to 10 March 1995. The conference adopted the Yanuca Declaration, in which three priority issues were identified: human resources development; health promotion and health protection; and the supply and management of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies. A follow-up meeting of ministers of the Pacific Island countries was held at Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on 6 and 7 August...

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By: World Health Organization

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There is a large population of young people (age 10-24 years) in the region of Asia and the Pacific. Adjusting to sexual development and protecting their reproductive health are among the greatest challenges for adolescents during this period of transition from childhood to adulthood. In order to provide evidencebased information to assist governments, international agencies and nongovernmental organizations to develop policies and projects, the WHO Western Pacific Regio...

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By: World Health Organization

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Introduction Health research has underpinned the dramatic improvement in life expectancy and the reduction in disability throughout life in developed countries. Because of the potential for further improving healtho utcomes,d evelopedc ountriesh aveb eeni ncreasingt heir investment in health research and in research capacity building. As well as health benefits, commercialo utcomesa re being achieved. Investmento n healthr esearchc ontributest o improvedh ealths tatusa s...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY Thej oint FAO/SPCAMHOM eetingo n FutureA ction on Food Safetyi n the Pacificw as held in SerlmbanN, egeri SembilanM, alaysia,f rom 28-31l y'ray2 004. The meetingw asa ttended by l8 temporarya dvisersw ho wered rawnf rom 13 countriesa nda reaso f the Pacific,a sw ell as ui.*por*y adviserf rom Malaysiaa ndt wo resourcep ersonsfr om New Zealanda ndt he United Stateio f America. The objectiveso f the meetingw eret o establishre commendationres garding: (1)a mechanism...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The workshop for Pacific Island Countries on the European Community (EC)-WHO Partnershipo n PharmaceuticaPl oliciesa ndt he lmplementationo f the RegionalS trategyf or Improving Access to Essential Medicines, took place in Nadi, Fiji, from 3 to 5 November 2004. Thirty-five representativefsr om l8 Pacific islandc ountriesa nd areas,o net emporary adviser, one consultant and two observers participated in the workshop. The WHO secretariat includeds ix personst:w o f...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY This report summarizest he proceedings,f indings and recommendationso f the Meeting of the Pacific Open Learning Health Net Country Task Forces, convened in Nadi, Fiji, from 8 tol0 December 2004. The objectives of the meeting were to review the progress of the Pacific Open Learning HealthNet (POLHN) and to discuss its future development and directions at country level and as a potential regional learning network. Twenty-one participants from I 1 Pacific island co...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The Biregional Workshop on the Management of Antiretroviral Medicines took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 13 to 16 December 2004. There were about 50 participants, including 26 from Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Viet Nam, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand; I 1 from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, German Support to Health Sector Reform, Japan lnternational Cooperation Agency, an...

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

By: Kazunobu Kojima, Dr.

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SUMMARY A workshopo n laboratoryd iagnosiso f measlesv irus infectionw ash elda t the VictorianI nfectiousD iseaseRs eferenceL aboratory( VIDRL), Melbourne,A ustraliaf rom 24 to 27 May 2005. The workshopw :rsa ttendedb y sevenp articipantsfr om nationalm easles laboratorie(sN ML) from CambodiaF, iji, FrenchP olynesiaG, uam,N ew Caledoniath, e Lao People'sD emocraticR epublica ndP apuaN ew Guinea,a ndb y an observefrr om Guam. In additiont o supportf rom the WHO secretari...

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By: World Health Organization

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SUMMARY The functional consequences of malnutrition are huge and are largely unappreciated by policy-makers at virtually every level. This lack of awareness has been attributed to the hidden nature of the links between malnutrition and illness, death, intellectual impairment and physical incapacity. In this respect, malnutrition is unique among the main risk factors for disease and disability. It therefore demands policy dialogue to inform policy-makers of the magnitude ...

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By: World Health Organization

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This publication is based on the FAO/OIE/WHO Consultation on Avian Influenza and Human Health: Risk Reduction Measures in Producing, Marketing, and Living with Animals in Asia , held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 4 to 6 July 2005. The Consultation was co-ordinated by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO WPRO), Division of Building Healthy Communities and Populations, Nutrition and Food Safety Unit, with advisers from several Asian countrie...

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

By: Anupama Rao Singh, Ms.

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Foreword In the past few years, the countries and areas of the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization and the East Asia and Pacific Region of the United Nations Children’s Fund have experienced numerous communicable disease outbreaks. These public health emergencies have received worldwide attention, putting these outbreaks at the centre of debate among scientists and health professionals as well as decision-makers in the political and economic arenas. N...

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

By: Shigeru Omi, Dr.

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Improvement in social and ecinomic conditions and better health have contributed to longer lifespans.

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By: World Health Organization

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Acknowledgements This guide was prepared by a team comprising Steven Fabricant (consultant and principal author), D. Bayarsaikhan (Regional Adviser, Health Care Financing) and Anjana Bhushan (Technical Officer, Poverty, Gender and Human Rights) at the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific. The team gratefully acknowledges the thoughtful comments and inputs received from Graham Harrison, Soe Nyunt U and Aviva Ron. Marc R. Crowe edited the publi...

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By: World Health Organization

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SARS shook the world. By some standards, the first emerging and readily transmissible disease of the 21st century was not a big killer, but it caused more fear and social disruption than any other outbreak of our time. As I write these words some two years later, memories of how Member States, our partner agencies, and we at the World Health Organization responded to this new threat to global health are still fresh in my mind. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was...

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By: World Health Organization

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OVERVIEW SARS shook the world. By some standards, the first emerging and readily transmissible disease of the 21st century was not a big killer, but it caused more fear and social disruption than any other outbreak of our time. As I write these words some two years later, memories of how Member States, our partner agencies, and we at the World Health Organization responded to this new threat to global health are still fresh in my mind. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (...

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