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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Environment

WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

The overall objective of these guidelines is to inform and support governments and their implementing partners to bring about this transition as quickly and equitably as is feasible. The guidelines focus on the following three areas of policy: What can realistically be done? This includes the development of a practical tool for selecting the best stove/fuel options based on their emission rates of key health-damaging pollutants. How clean is clean enough? This examines the best approach for ensuring that, during the transition from solid-fuel to cleaner burning fuels, those who cannot make an immediate and complete transition to clean, modern fuels (e.g. gas, electricity) still obtain substantial health benefits in the interim. What fuels should be restricted or avoided? The primary audience for these guidelines is decision-makers developing, implementing and evaluating policy to secure health benefits in the area of household energy, with a primary (but not exclusive) focus on low and middle-income countries (LMIC).

  • ISBN: 9789241548878
  • 18.00

Health

The regional agenda for implementing the Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 in the Western Pacific: towards a social movement for action on mental health and well-being.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific

In the Western Pacific Region, more than 100 million people are affected by mental disorders - many of which can be prevented or managed with cost-effective interventions. These interventions would improve the quality of life of those affected, as well as reduce the total disease burden. The resulting windfall would promote economic growth at community, national and regional levels. The regional agenda features a phased approach to achieve the four objectives: (1) strengthen effective leadership and governance for mental health; (2) provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings; (3) implement strategies for the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness; and (4) strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health.

  • ISBN: 9789290617020
  • 9.50

Health

Health worker role in providing safe abortion care and post abortion contraception.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

The publication provides guidance and recommendations for the roles of non physician providers (midwives, nurses, auxiliary nurses, community workers, pharmacists) in the provision of safe abortion and post abortion care. Over the last several years there have been numerous studies that have looked at the safety, efficacy and feasibility of such cadres of providers and this book ensures that this new evidence is systematically reviewed and evidence based recommendations developed. Both surgical abortion (MVA and DandE) as well as medical abortion and the role of such health workers in supportive tasks (counseling, referrals, community education, post abortion contraception provision etc) are covered.

  • ISBN: 9789241549264
  • 18.00

Health

Action plan to reduce the double burden of malnutrition in the Western Pacific Region (2015-2020).

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific

The Action Plan to Reduce the Double Burden of Malnutrition in the Western Pacific Region (2015-2020) brings together nutrition-related actions from global and regional guidance documents to address diet-related diseases and reduce nutritional risk factors. The plan aims to achieve eight nutrition targets: the six global nutrition targets and two of the nine voluntary NCD targets - to reduce salt intake and halt the increase in obesity and diabetes - endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2012. This plan describes the magnitude of the double burden of malnutrition in the Region in changing nutritional landscapes. The plan highlights the achievements in reducing undernutrition and the need to halt the rise in overweight, obesity and diet-related NCDs.

  • ISBN: 9789290617037
  • 9.50