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  • Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Digestive Systemby S.R. Hamilton; L.A. Aaltonen

    World Health Organization 2000; US$ 109.80

    An authoritative guide to the histological and genetic typing of human tumours of the digestive system. Prepared by 113 experts from 17 countries, the book covers neoplasms of the entire gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary system, and exocrine pancreas. In view of their increasingly recognized importance, inherited tumour syndromes involving the... more...

  • Guidelines for the Treatment of Malariaby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 25.00

    Malaria is an important cause of death and illness in children and adults in tropical countries. Mortality, currently estimated at over a million people per year, has risen in recent years, probably due to increasing resistance to antimalarial medicines. Malaria control requires an integrated approach comprising prevention including vector control... more...

  • Human Resources and Training in Mental Healthby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 18.00

    This module provides a comprehensive approach to human resources and training for mental health in countries. It includes guidance on the development of a human resource policy for mental health that provides a coherent framework for workforce development. It outlines a systematic method to determine the number of personnel and the mix of competencies... more...

  • Malaria Vector Control and Personal Protectionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 18.00

    Malaria transmission rates and risks can be greatly reduced by vector control, mitigating high malaria incidence and prevalence rates. Methods and strategies for malaria vector control (MVC) have been well documented by WHO, although its implementation varies widely. Technical guidelines for MVC strategies and materials are readily available, but the... more...

  • Management of Severe Malariaby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2000; US$ 13.50

    The second revised edition of a pocket-sized guide to the rapid diagnosis and management of severe P. falciparum malaria. In view of the complexities of management, the need for speed, and the severe consequences of errors, the book adopts a highly didactic approach, offering an at-a-glance reference to the signs to look for, the tests to perform,... more...

  • Manual on the management, maintenance and use of blood cold chain equipmentby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 27.00

    The blood cold chain is a series of interconnected activities involving equipment, personnel and processes that are critical for the safe storage and transportation of blood from collection to transfusion. Breaks in the cold chain happen for many reasons, such as equipment that does not meet standards of quality and safety, is unsuitable for blood... more...

  • Maternal Mortality in 2000by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2004; US$ 18.00

    Reduction of maternal mortality is one of the major goals of several recent international conferences and has been included in the Millennium Development Goals. However, measuring maternal mortality is difficult and complex. Reliable estimates of the dimensions of the problem are not generally available and it is difficult to compare the data obtained... more...

  • Mental Health - Facing the Challenges, Building Solutionsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 45.00

    This international book aims to bring to life the mental health dimension of health promotion. It describes the concepts relating to promotion of mental health, the emerging evidence for the effectiveness of interventions, and the public health policy and practice implications. The book includes evidence on the relationship between social and cultural... more...

  • Mental Health Atlas, 2005by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 45.00

    Mental Health Alas-2005 provides essential information on mental health for all 192 Member States of WHO. The information for each of these countries includes: General information, epidemiology, mental health policy, substance abuse policy, national mental health programme, national therapeutic drug policy/essential list of drugs, mental health legislation,... more...

  • Obesity - Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemicby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2000; US$ 50.40

    This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease.... more...