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World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)WHO is the world's leading agency for health and is a public organisation operating from within the United Nations system. Established in 1948, WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Owned and directed by the governments of 193 member states, WHO is committed to the promotion of health as a shared responsibility, ensuring equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

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Psychological First Aid During Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks

Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks have a great impact on the wellbeing of those affected by the disease, their family and community members and health workers. This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people who can help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event....more

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illness - 2nd edition

This book was selected "British Medical Association Medical Book of the Year 2014" and was awarded "First prize" in the paediatrics category of the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2014. ...more

Systematic Screening for Active Tuberculosis: Principles and Recommendations

This book was "highly commended" in the public health category of the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2014. ...more

International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury

This book was "highly commended" in the public health category of the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2014. ...more

Handbook on Health Inequality Monitoring: With a Special Focus on Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This book was "highly commended" in the public health category of the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2014. ...more

International Medical Guide for Ships  3rd Edition

'International Medical Guide for Ships' shows designated first-aid providers how to diagnose, treat, and prevent the health problems of seafarers on board ship. Since its first publication in 1967, the International Medical Guide for Ships has been a standard reference for medical care on board ships. ...more

International Health Regulations (2005): Second Edition

In 2005, in consideration of the increases in international travel and trade and the emergence and reemergence of international disease threats and other health risks, the Fifty-Eighth World Health Assembly adopted the revised International Health Regulations (IHR), which came into force on 15 June 2007....more

ICD-10 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (3 Volumes) : Version 4

WHO's International Classification of Diseases has been fully updated for the third time. Originally published in the early 1990s, this 10th edition (ICD-10) now incorporates all edits and updates up to the end of 2010. In addition, the ...more

Guide to Ship Sanitation: Third Edition

The World Health Organization (WHO) 'Guide to Ship Sanitation' has become the official global reference on health requirements for ship construction and operation and is referenced in the International Health Regulations. Its purpose is to standardize the sanitary measures taken in ships, ...more

Handbook For Inspection Of Ships And Issuance Of Ship Sanitation

The IHR (2005) Ship Sanitation Certificates (SSCs) are of particular importance for the prevention and control of public health risks on board ships on international voyages. They provide internationally recognized documentation regarding the sanitary conditions ...more