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- World Health Organization 2004; US$ 45.00
A synthesis of evidence and analyses from WHO and other sources, the report identifies both noncommunicable diseases as the main cause of the burden of disease on the European Region, and communicable diseases as an additional burden on eastern countries, caused by poverty and underfunded health services. It shows that using well-known, comprehensive... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 27.00
Adherence to therapies is a primary determinant of treatment success. Poor adherence attenuates optimum clinical benefits and therefore reduces the overall effectiveness of health systems. ''Medicines will not work if you do not take them''. Medicines will not be effective if patients do not follow prescribed treatment, yet in developed countries only... more...
- World Health Organization 2006; US$ 27.00
As access to ARVs becomes assured, the world needs to place equal effort in ensuring that every ART patient receives adequate adherence support. The authors of this book report on the experiences from successful treatment programmes in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa at the forefront of the roll-out of ARVs. The voices of the patients, their... more...
- World Health Organization 2005; US$ 27.00
Chronic diseases - the major causes of premature adult deaths in all regions of the world - have been generally neglected on the international health and development agenda. WHO is launching a global report on chronic diseases, which will present the latest scientific information and make the case for increased and urgent action for chronic disease... more...
- World Health Organization 2005; US$ 15.00
Developments since 1996, particularly in the TB/HIV field, have now prompted a second edition of this popular manual which provides a pocket-sized guide to the clinical management of TB, particularly in patients suffering from co-infection with HIV. Designed for use by busy clinicians, the manual aims to promote the best possible diagnosis and treatment... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 31.50
During the past decade there have been major efforts to plan, implement, and sustain measures for reducing the burden of human disease that accompanies helminth infections. Further impetus was provided at the Fifty-fourth World Health Assembly, when WHO Member States were urged to ensure access to essential anthelminthic drugs in health services located... more...
- World Health Organization 2005; US$ 18.00
Every day, diarrhoeal diseases from easily preventable causes claim the lives of approximately 5 000 young children throughout the world. Sufficient and better quality drinking water and basic sanitation can cut this toll dramatically, and simple, low-cost household water treatment has the potential to save further lives. As we enter the International... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00
Financing is a critical factor in the implementation of a viable mental health system. This module provides guidance on how to assess current financing mechanisms for mental heath, maximise the resource base for mental health and make the best use of available funds to promote mental health reforms. more...
- World Health Organization 2002; US$ 37.80
Governments and policy-makers are increasingly aware that access to knowledge enables better policy-making practice. The policy-makers of the various Member States are also more and more aware that they face common challenges and can learn useful lessons from across national boundaries that shed light on their own specific national situation. The challenge... more...
- World Health Organization 2003; US$ 36.00
Health care systems across the WHO European Region have done and are doing much to tackle the complex and daunting problem of poverty and health. This book describes 12 initiatives already undertaken in 10 WHO Member States. It documents WHO's preliminary findings on how health care systems can help to alleviate poverty, and reaches three main conclusions:... more...