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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Development

A new rural development paradigm for the 21st Century: a toolkit for developing countries.

Development Centre studies
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre

Three billion people live in rural areas in developing countries. Conditions for them are worse than for their urban counterparts when measured by almost any development indicator, from extreme poverty, to child mortality and access to electricity and sanitation. And the gulf is widening, contributing to large-scale migration to urban areas. This situation exists despite half a century of rural development theories and approaches, and despite the global momentum built around the Millennium Development Goals between 2000 and 2015. Without greater progress on rural development, it is unlikely that the new Sustainable Development Goals will be met. This book calls for a new paradigm for rural development that is equipped to meet the challenges and harness the opportunities of the 21st century - including climate change, demographic shifts, international competition and fast-moving technological change.

  • ISBN: 9789264252264
  • 44.00

Health

WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations: fiftieth report.

WHO technical report series 996.
Corporate Author:
WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations. World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations advises the Director-General of WHO in the area of medicines quality assurance. It provides independent expert recommendations and guidance to ensure that medicines meet standards of quality, safety and efficacy in all WHO Member States. Its advice is developed through a broad consensus-building process and covers all areas of quality assurance of medicines, from their development to their distribution to patients. In the area of quality control, the Expert Committee reviewed new and revised specifications and general texts for inclusion in The International Pharmacopoeia, and received the annual report of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM), the custodian centre for International Chemical Reference Substances (ICRS). The Committee adopted a number of monographs, general texts and ICRS. It noted the report on Phase 6 of the External Quality Assurance Assessment Scheme (EQAAS) and on new approaches to ensure sustainability of this scheme through user fees. The Committee further acknowledged the progress of good pharmacopoeial practices (GPhP), and adopted the document on GPhP which was prepared by the consecutive international meetings of world pharmacopoeias. In the various quality assurance-related areas the Expert Committee was presented with a number of new and revised guidelines related to good manufacturing practices (GMP), distribution and trade of pharmaceuticals and regulatory practice. It adopted 10 guidelines as listed below as well as 22 new specifications and general texts for inclusion in The International Pharmacopoeia. The Committee took note of ongoing work to promote collaboration and information exchange through the good regulatory practice project and welcomed the development of a comprehensive set of guidelines for all national regulatory authorities through this project.

  • ISBN: 9789241209960
  • 45.00

Health

Clinical management of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever: a pocket guide for front-line health workers: interim emergency guidance for country adaption.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

This is the second, updated version of the WHO's Clinical management of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever: A pocket guide for front-line health workers. Interim emergency guidance for West Africa - for country adaptation, first published in March 2014. This pocket guide seeks to provide clear guidance on current best practices for viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF), including both clinical management and infection prevention and control. Throughout, guidance is provided for the front-line health worker, focusing on triage and case definition, early and ongoing case management, infection control and subsequent hospital discharge. Tthis book also provides guidance on infection prevention and control to minimise nosocomial transmission and on the common clinical manifestations of VHF to help the front-line health worker increase his or her level of suspicion for VHF, particularly before an epidemic is recognised in the community. Separate notes have been added on the care of children and pregnant women. Importantly, this document does not cover how to create a VHF treatment unit (that is, an isolation ward), and it also does not address community interventions to control transmission or respond to disease outbreaks. It is hoped that this manual will be complement such guidance and will strengthen the overall response to VHF outbreaks in Africa, contributing to the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response activities necessary for compliance with international health regulations. Although these guidelines concentrate on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), referred to throughout this guide as Ebola, they also address Lassa fever, which is an endemic problem in Sierra Leone and also occurs in Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, as well as two other viral haemorrhagic fevers that are transmitted person-to-person, Marburg and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. Country adaptation should address which VHFs are included in this pocket guide.

  • ISBN: 9789241549608
  • 18.00

Social Issues

Migration and remittances: factbook 2016. 3rd ed.

Corporate Author:
World Bank

Remittances remain a key source of funds for developing countries, far exceeding official development assistance and even foreign direct investment. Remittances have proved to be more stable than private debt and portfolio equity flows, and less volatile than official aid flows, and their annual flow can match or surpass foreign exchange reserves in many small countries. Even in large emerging markets, such as India, remittances are equivalent to at least a quarter of total foreign exchange reserves. India, China, Philippines and Mexico are the top recipients of migrant remittances.The Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016 attempts to present numbers and facts behind the stories of international migration and remittances, drawing on authoritative, publicly available data. It provides a snapshot of statistics on immigration, emigration, skilled emigration, and remittance flows for 210 countries and 15 regional and income groups. The Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016 updates the 2011 edition of the Factbook with additional data on bilateral migration and remittances and second generation diasporas, collected from various sources, including national censuses, labor force surveys, populationregisters, and other national sources.

  • ISBN: 9781464803192
  • 32.50