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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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International Travel And Health 2014: Situation As On 1 January 2014

International Travel and Health 2014 explains how travellers can stay healthy and provides WHO (World Health Organization) guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, personal protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings....more

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WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs 4th Edition

WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs is the sixth volume in the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours....more

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ICD-O International Classification of Diseases for Oncology: Third Edition

The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) is the standard tool for coding diagnoses of neoplasms in tumour and cancer registrars and in pathology laboratories....more

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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

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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

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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

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Quantification Addendum: International Medical Guide for Ships - 3rd Edition

The World Health Organization (WHO) present the 'Quantification Addendum' which contains recommended quantities, indications and dosing for 55 medicines listed in the 'International Medical Guide for Ships - 3rd Edition'....more

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WHO International Travel and Health 2012 : World Health Organization (WHO)

The 2012 edition of International Travel and Health by the World Health Organization explains how travellers can stay healthy and provides WHO guidance on all the principal risks that can occur both during their journey and at their destination. It describes all relevant infectious diseases, including their causative ...more

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WHO Application of ICD-10 to Deaths during Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium - ICD-MM

Reducing maternal mortality by 75% is the Millennium Development Goal 5a. To reach this goal, countries need an accurate picture of the causes and levels of maternal deaths. However, efforts to document the progress in decreasing maternal mortality ...more

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WHO Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health

Prepared with contributions from a group of international experts, this book considers microbial contamination from domestic animal and bird sources and explores the health hazards associated with this microbial contamination and approaches to protecting public health. This book will be of interest to regulators with responsibility for recreational waters...more

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Persisting Pain in Children Package: WHO Guidelines on Pharmacological Treatment of Persisting Pain in Children with Medical Illnesses

These guidelines have been developed to support countries to relieve pain in their paediatric populations. These guidelines address persisting pain in children caused by conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle-cell disease, burns, trauma, and phantom limb pain. Recommendations developed following a careful and transparent ...more

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