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Wednesday 22 October 2014


Voluntary standards for sustainable food systems: challenges and opportunities.

Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization

The workshop will try to answer five crucial questions that could facilitate the uptake and scaling-up of VSS: (1) how to make them work for farmers and small food producers; (2) how can VSS be used to enable green trade opportunities, particularly in agri-food products not currently using VSS; (3) how to make them work for consumers globally; (4)how to make it work for the private sector; and (5) what is the role for public actors.

  • ISBN: 9789251079027
  • 30.95


Towards universal eye health: regional action plan for the Western Pacific (2014-2019).

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

The lack of universal access to eye-care services has varying causes across the Western Pacific Region. Some countries lack the capacity to provide specialised health services and trained eye-care personnel. As a result, eye-care services may only be available in urban centres, beyond the reach of people who cannot travel far. Other countries may have sufficient trained eye-care personnel and infrastructure to provide comprehensive service; however, these services may be privatised and unaffordable for those most in need. While the main objectives of this publication are aligned with the global action plan for the prevention of avoidable visual impairment, this Regional Action Plan provides a regional context for WHO support to help address specific needs in Asia and the Pacific.

  • ISBN: 9789290616702
  • 9.00


From Malaria control to Malaria elimination.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

The main purpose of this manual is to raise awareness of the sorts of technical, operational, and financial resources that would be required to reduce and eventually eliminate malaria, the timelines over which such reductions are likely to be achieved, and how they can be sustained. This knowledge is essential in order to plan strategically for long-term success. More detailed, context-specific planning will be an important next step after working through the general approach set out in the document. This document aims to assist malaria programmes in evaluating whether elimination, or other reductions in malaria, represents a feasible and appropriate goal in a defined area, based on careful consideration of what reductions in transmission are likely to occur given the intrinsic malaria burden, the levels of programme coverage that can be reached, and the financial investment available

  • ISBN: 9789241507028
  • 9.00

Science & Technology

WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization: sixty-fourth report.

WHO technical report series 987.
Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

This report presents the recommendations of a WHO Expert Committee commissioned to coordinate activities leading to the adoption of international recommendations for the production and control of vaccines and other biological substances, and the establishment of international biological reference materials. Following a brief introduction, the report summarises a number of general issues brought to the attention of the Committee. The next part of the report, of particular relevance to manufacturers and national regulatory authorities, outlines the discussions held on the development of revised WHO Guidelines. Specific discussions took place on the development of WHO guidance on the nonclinical evaluation of vaccine adjuvants and adjuvanted vaccines; the quality, safety and efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccines; and the quality, safety and efficacy of biotherapeutic protein products prepared by recombinant DNA technology. Subsequent sections of the report provide information on the current status and proposed development of international reference materials in the areas of vaccines and related substances; blood products and related substances; in vitro diagnostic device reagents; and biotherapeutics other than blood products. A series of annexes are then presented which include an updated list of WHO Recommendations, Guidelines and other documents on biological substances used in medicine (Annex 1), followed by a series of WHO Guidelines adopted on the advice of the Committee (Annexes 2-4). All additions and discontinuations made during the 2013 meeting to the list of International Standards and Reference Panels for biological substances maintained by WHO are summarized in Annex 5. The updated full catalogue of WHO International Reference Preparations is available at:

  • ISBN: 9789241209878
  • 44.00