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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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World Cancer Report 2014

This book from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, provides a unique global view of cancer, including cancer patterns, causes, and prevention. ...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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