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World Health Organization : Organisation Mondiale de la Sante ; Se...

By: J. C. Carothers, D. P. M.

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PREFACE The production of this monograph arose out of an appreciation that much work had been done in recent years, in several diverse scientific fields and in several countries, which was all relevant to psychology and psychiatry in Africans and which needed to be brought together

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1960; Volume 23, Numbe...

By: Ladislav Sula

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1. Introduction Several meetings have in the past few years suggested various types of norms for the description and assessment of obesity (1-4). However, it has been suggested that it would be useful to have a set of simple recommendations and norms for the classification of obesity emanating from WHO, so as to be able to describe populations anthropometrically with greater precision than has been done to date. In particular, it would be useful to have recommendations f...

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World Health Organization Drug Information : Volume 6, No. 1, Year...

By: World Health Organization

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Les publications de l'organisation mondiale de la Sante beneficient de la protection prevue par les dispositions du Protocole no 2 de la Convention universelle pour la Protection du Droit d'Auteur. Les institutions gouvernementales et les societes savantes ou professionnelles peuvent, toutefois, reproduire des donnees, des extraits ou des illustrations provenant de ces publications, sans en demander l'autorisation B I'Organisation mondiale de la Sante. De mbme, les revue...

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World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern...

By: World Health Organization

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The mention of manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature which are not mentioned. La mention de certains articles et produits par leur nom commercial n'implique en aucune fa~onq ue l'organisation Mondiale de la Santk approuve ou recommande ces articles et produits de prkfkrence i d'autres du meme genre qui ne sont pas mentionnts.

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European Occupational Health Series : 1998-99; Prevention in Prima...

By: World Health Organization

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lnrroduccion The t e n t h s e s s i o n of t h e European Advisory Committee f o r Medical Research (EACMR) was held a t tile Regional O f f i c e in Copenhagen from 15 t o 17 February 1984. The meeting was opened by t h e I!ACMK Chairman, P r o f e s s o r T.M. F l i e d n e r . The D i r e c t o r of t h e W l l O Regional O f f i c e f o r Nilrope, Dr Leo A. Kaprio, welcomed t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s (a l i s t o f t h o s e a t t a n d i n g is anilexed). In h i...

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World Health Organization : Year 1992 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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In 1988 WHO launched its Initiative of Support to People Disabled by Mental Illness. One of its major components deals with consumer involvement in planning, delivering and evaluating mental health services. We are now proud to present Schizophrenia: information for families.

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 : Communicable Diseases and ...

By: Marie France Cesbron

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INTRODUCTION Dr T. Fujikura, Veterinary Public Health, bivision of Communicable Diseases, welcomed the participants (Annex I), and opened the meeting on behalf of the Director-General of WHO. He explained the purpose and scope of the meeting 8s follows: to review the public health significance of toxoplasmosis; to discuss the results of research on toxoplasmosis vaccine development, with particular reference to immunology, antigenic components for vaccine development, an...

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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened...

By: World Health Organization

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Whooping cough i c a d i s e a s e of world-wide d i s t r i b u t i o n . It causes s e r i o u s problems i n both the developed and developing c o u n t r i e s . Despite ample l i t e r a t u r e on p e r t u s s i s , l i t t l e i s r e a l l y know about the inicrobiology, epidemiology, prevention and treatment o f t h e d i s e a s e . Kecent research has r e s u l t e d in the i s o l a t i o n and c h a r a c t e r i z a t i o n of c e l l u l a r components fr...

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World Health Organization : Development of Health Services, Smallp...

By: World Health Organization

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1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Nepal is a land-locked kingdom situated between India and the Tibetan region of China. thas a population of about 12.5 million who livein an area of 54 136 square miles, formed in a rough rectangle 100 miles by 500 miles, which extends in a north-west to south-east direction along the Himalayas. Fig. 1 shows population projections for Nepal.

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 310: Diab...

By: H. Mehnert

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1. INTRODUCTION In an initial exchange of views between the various members of the Expert Committee, it was immediately apparent that there mas general agreement about the signs of increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus in most parts of the world. Thus, in contrast to the well-documented evidence of reduced incidence of diabetes mellitus in the adult when the food intake was restricted in many countries during the Second World War - a repetition of the phenomenon obs...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 466 - in ...

By: W. F. Bodmer

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INTRODUCCION En varios informes anteriores 1 se ha estudiado ya la importancia y las relaciones de la genCtica con la medicina y la salud publica. A fin de dar todo su valor a esos informes y colocarlos en la debida perspectiva, se consider6 pertinente examinar 10s mttodos que se emplean para analizar, con fines gentticos, 10s datos relativos a las familias y a las poblaciones. El presente informe tiene por objeto examinar la naturaleza de esos mCtodos y precisar algunos...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 472 - in ...

By: J. C. Cobb

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INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization has convened several scientific groups on methods of fertility control. During the past few years, meetings have been devoted to such topics as intrauterine devices,l periodic abstinence,Z hormonal contraceptives,3 developments in fertility contro1,e immunological approaches,5 and the problem of abortion.6 Other meetings, such as the one on the health aspects of family planning,7 have also touched on questions of contraception. ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 473: Meth...

By: A. Apelo

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INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization has convened several scientific groups on methods of fertility control. During the past few years, meetings have been devoted to such topics as intrauterine devices,l periodic abstinence,Z hormonal contraceptives,3 developments in fertility contro1,e immunological approaches,5 and the problem of abortion.6 Other meetings, such as the one on the health aspects of family planning,7 have also touched on questions of contraception. ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 630 - in ...

By: R. K. Chana

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1. INTRODUCCION La inmunidad es el resultado de la interaccion de muchos y complejos mecanismos. La pie1 y las mucosas son barreras inespecificas contra la infeccion, y hay ademas muchos otros factores inespecificos como la lactoferrina y el interferon. Otros factores inespecificos, entre 10s que cabe destacar el sistema del complement~ y las celulas fagociticas, actuan tambien en conjuncion con mecanismos inmunitarios especificos. La deficiencia de un mecanismo inmunita...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 654, (Par...

By: World Health Organization

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It is well established that a chronic state of undernutrition or malnutrition may affect the central or the peripheral nervous system, or both. Polyneuropathies of nutritional origin, which have long posed a worldwide problem, constitute a clinical entity encountered as commonly by general physicians as by specialists. However, the settings in which primary nutritional neuropathies occur differ considerably from one part of the world to another. In developing countries, ...

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Igniting the Light Elements : The Los Alamos Thermonuclear Weapon ...

By: Anne Fitzpatrick

Excerpt: The American system of nuclear weapons research and development was conceived and developed not as a result of technological determinism, but by a number of individual architects who promoted the growth of this large technologically-based complex. While some of the technological artifacts of this system, such as the fission weapons used in World War II, have been the subject of many historical studies, their technical successors -- fusion (or hydrogen) devices -...

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World Health Organization Drug Information : Volume 11, No. 1, Yea...

By: World Health Organization

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Authors alone are responsible for views expressed in signed articles. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature which are not mentioned. Proprietary names are distinguished by initial capital letters.

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World Health Organization Drug Information : Volume 4, No. 2, Year...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction This is the second issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization to be devoted to bilharziasis within twelve months, and the papers presented here may be considered complementary to the earlier collection,l dealing largely with the same subjects. Epidemiology is discussed by McMullen & Francotte in a report on a survey in Upper Volta in which the now familiar pattern of difficulties involved in initiating disease control in developing countries is u...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; (Tdr) the Special Progr...

By: M. Aikawa, Prof., N. Anand, Prof., and A. Brossi, Dr.

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INTRODUCTION The S c i e n t i f i c Working Group (SWG) on the Chemotherapy of Malaria C l l M of the UNDP/WORLD BANK/WHO Special Programme f o r Research and Tralning in Tropical Diseases (TDR) met i n Geneva, Switzerland, on 3-5 June 1985 to review the CHEMAL programme and make recommendations on future d i r e c t i o n s f o r research. CHEMAL's research programme was established in 1975. The following brief review of t h e t o p i c s of its SWG meetings r e f l e ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1988 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

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I. POSITION STATEMENT During the current reporting period (July 1983 to June 1988) two WHO Expert Committees produced reports on the major diseases of concern to the FilariasXs Scientific Working Group (SWG) (B-81; B-83). As a result, updated estimate8 of the prevalence of both onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis have become available. Onchocerciasis is now considered endemic in 34 countries: in Africa ( 2 6 ) , Latin America (6) and the Eastern Mediterranean ( Z ) ,...

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