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  • Mental Health Policy, Plans and Programmesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 18.00

    An explicit mental health policy is an essential and powerful tool for a mental health section in a ministry of health. When properly formulated and implemented through plans and programmes, policy can have a significant impact on the mental health of populations. This module sets out practical steps for the development of policies, plans and programmes... more...

  • Preventing chronic diseases - a vital investmentby World Health Organization

    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...

  • Mental Health Financingby World Health Organization

    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...

  • Keep Fit for Lifeby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 27.00

    Given the impact that good nutrition and keeping fit have on health and well-being in later life, WHO, in collaboration with the Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, organized a consultation to review the scientific evidence linking diet and other factors - especially exercise - affecting nutritional status, disease prevention... more...

  • How to Develop and Implement a National Drug Policyby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 23.40

    In Europe today, HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care are needed more than ever. HIV incidence steady in western and central Europe, and dramatically increasing in eastern Europe remains a major challenge to public health in the 21st century. With more than two million people living with HIV/AIDS in the WHO European Region, no country has been spared.... more...

  • Safe Abortionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 27.00

    In June 1999, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session reviewed and appraised progress toward implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 1994. At this Special Session, the Governments of the world again recognised unsafe abortion as a major public health concern,... more...

  • Macroeconomics and Health - Investing in Health for Economic Developmentby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2001; US$ 22.50

    In response to the need to place health at the centre of the development agenda, the Director-General of WHO appointed in January 2000 a Commission on Macroeconomics and Health consisting of a group of leading economists and health experts. The commission's findings are presented in this report, which describes a new strategy for investing in health... more...

  • Innovative Care for Chronic Conditions - Building Blocks for Actionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 18.00

    Innovative Care for Chronic Conditions: Building Blocks for Action reports that health care systems around the world must reorganize their health care to meet the rising burden of chronic conditions. It alerts decision-makers throughout the world about these important changes in global health, and presents health care solutions for managing this rising... more...

  • Surgical Care at the District Hospitalby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 50.00

    Many patients who present to district (first-referral) level hospitals require surgical treatment for trauma, obstetric, abdominal or orthopaedic emergencies. Often surgery cannot be safely postponed to allow their transfer to a secondary or tertiary-level hospital, but many district hospitals in developing countries have no specialist surgical teams... more...

  • WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plantsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00

    Medicinal plant materials are supplied through collection from wild populations and cultivation. Under the overall context of quality assurance and control of herbal medicines, WHO developed the Guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants, providing general technical guidance on obtaining medicinal plant materials... more...