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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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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This module is one of a complete set entitled Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: A Sourcebook for Health Professionals. It was prepared by a team comprising Sarah Coll-Black, consultant and principal writer; Anjana Bhushan, Technical Officer, Poverty, Gender and Human Rights; and Kathleen Fritsch, Regional Adviser in Nursing, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, based on preliminary work by Peter Kunstadt...

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By: Shigeru Omi

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Foreword The pacific programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (PacELF) is leading the way in the gattle to rid the world of lymphatic filariasis and the threat and the threat posed by the disease to 20% of the world's populuation.

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Introduction The term health facility refers to a hospital, clinic, outpost or institution that provides comprehensive medical care to a significant number of people in a given area. Health facilities play a pivotal role in the everyday life of communities. In most instances, the services they render are the primary means of addressing public health needs. By providing emergency services and 24 hour operation during disasters, community dependence on health facilities is...

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By: Phyllis J. Watson

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Basic Concepts This manual has been designed as a basic reference for use when exploring the development and implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. It provides a general overview, some basic definitions and examples of EHR practices. Also covered are points for consideration when moving towards the introduction of an EHR, some issues and challenges which may need to be addressed and some possible strategies, along with steps and activities to implement...

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Acknowledgements The following people and organizations contributed to the development, implementation and execution of the surveys, the analysis and compilation of results and the preparation of this report. Six Pacific Island Countries (see each country chapter for full survey team details): Fiji Timaima Tuiketei, Sophaganine Ty Ali, Eseroma Rausuvanua, Litiana Raikuna, Aliote Galuvakadua, Leone Tupua, Sereima Lala, Apaitia Seru. Kiribati Kabwea Tiban, Mamao Robate, La...

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PREFACE The spread of HIV among drug users through the use of contaminated needles and syringes has been responsible for most HIV infections in many Asian countries. It is the major contributor to new cases and threatens the significant gains made in HIV prevention in others. WHO and the United Nations’ support for evidence-based responses, i.e., a “harm reduction”–based response, is clear. Developing such a response as part of an integrated prevention, treatment, and ca...

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By: William A. Wells

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Acknowledgements Sincere thanks are due to Dr Sor Hong from the Pursat Provincial Health Department for tireless organizing, logistics, and translation. Drs. Mean-Chhi Vun, Massimo Ghidinelli and Nicole Seguy conceived of this project and assisted during the preparation and revision stages. But most of all, thanks are due to the many hardworking CoC staff and PLHA who gave freely of their time and opinions during interviews and focus groups.

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© World Health Organization 2006 All rights reserved. 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 World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or 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 b...

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By: Shigeru Omi

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PREFACE In 1996, the World Health Assembly declared violence “a leading worldwide public health problem”1 and Murray and Lopez2 reported that the global burden of injury from violence falls disproportionately on females of all ages. It is this nexus between violence as ...

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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 World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or 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...

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By: Shigeru Omi

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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 World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or 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 o...

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By: Shigeru Omi

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Acknowledgement WHO is grateful to the Government and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Korea, 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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INTRODUCTION A Workshop on natioortally coordinated blood transfusion services was held in Melbourne, Australia from 9 to13 December 2002

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SUMMARY A BiregionalW orkshopo n PromotingE thicalP racticein MedicinesR egistrationa nd Procuremenwt ash eld in PenangM, alaysi4 from 31 May to 2 June2 005. The objectiveso f the workshopw ere: (i) to reviewt he resultso f countrya ssessmenotsf medicinesre gistrationa nd procuremenst ystemsa nd identiff areasw herei mprovemenits necessartyo strengthetnh e systemsa ndp romotee thicalp racticesa; nd (2) to producea draft generafl rameworkf or promotinge thicalp racticesin...

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SUMMARY A Training Workshopo n InfluenzaS urveillancea nd Control was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from26 - 28 April 2005. The workshop was affendedby 24 participants from 12 countriesi n the EasternM editenaneanR egion,S outhE astA sia Regiona nd Western Pacific Region, 20 temporary advisors from member states and from WHO influenza collaboratingc entres,a nd sevenW HO secretariatfsr om WHO HeadquarterW, HO Regional Office for the WestemP acific,a nd WHO representativ...

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SUMMARY The Working Group on the revision of Guidelines for Clinical Research on Acupuncture met in Seoul, Republic of Kore4 from 24 to 26 August 2005. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the regional publication, Guidelines for Clinical Research on Acupuncture (1995), to make necessary revisions to the Guidelines, to make recommendations on further collaboration and activities in the field ofresearch on acupuncture,a nd to discuss scientific evidence-based...

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SUMMARY The joint FAO/OIE/WHO Consultation on Avian Influenza and Human Health: Risk ReductionM easuresi n Producing,M arketing, and Living with Animals in Asia was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 4 to 6 July 2005. The Consultation was attended by 29 temporary advisers who were drawn from nine countries and areas of Asia, as well as a temporary adviser from the Netherlands, 12 observers and representatives from Malaysia, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...

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By: World Health Organization

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The TwentiethS essiono f the WesternP acificA dvisoryC ommitteeo n HealthR esearch (WPACHR2 0) andH ealthR esearcCh ouncilsw ash eldi n the WHO WesternP acificR egional Office,M anila,P hilippinesfr om 4 to 6 October2 005, The objectiveso f the meetingw ere: to reviewt he progressin the implementatioonf theR egionaFl rameworkfo r Health Research; to makes uggestionfso r an actionp lanf or the implementatioonf recommendations madeb y the MexicoS ummito n HealthR esearc(hN...

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I. INTRODUCTION The FourthP artnersM eetingo n HIV Preventiona ndC arew ith InjectingD rug Usersw as held in Kunming,C hina,f rom l0 to 12 Novembe2r 005. The meetingw as organizedb y the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. l.l Objectives (l) To reviewt he lateste pidemiologicaaln d surveillancein formationo n HIV and drug use,a ndc ountryr esponsesin, cludinga ccessto HIV/AIDS treatment; (2) ' to revjew progressa Bdp roposalsfo r the expansiono fHIV preventionta...

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SUMMARY A Workshop on Strengthening Maternal Death Reviews to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health Services was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam from l0 to 12 October 2005. The workshop was attendedby 29 participants, l9 observers, 28 secretariat members, two consultants and one temporary adviser.

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