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    Prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for sex workers in low- and middle-income countries: recommendations for a public health approach

    The objective of this document is to provide technical recommendations on effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among sex workers and their clients. These include evidence-based recommendations following the GRADE methodology as w...

    Guideline: potassium intake for adults and children

    This guideline provides the first global, evidence-informed recommendations on the consumption of potassium to reduce NCDs in most adults and children which WHO had developed. The recommendations in this guideline can be used by policy-makers, technical and programme planners in the government and variou...

    Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems

    Since first publication of this guidance in 2003, a considerable amount of new data have been produced and published, relating to epidemiological, clinical, service delivery, legal and human rights aspects of providing safe abortion care. This new edition provides policy-makers, programme managers and he...

    Revised WHO classification and treatment of pneumonia in children at health facilities: evidence summaries

    The revised guidelines present two major changes to existing guidelines: (A) there are now just 2 categories of pneumonia instead of 3 (“pneumonia” which is treated at home with oral amoxicillin and “severe pneumonia” which requires injectable antibiotics) and (B) oral amoxicillin replaces oral c...

    Personal protective equipment in the context of filovirus disease outbreak response

    This document provides a summary of recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by health workers providing clinical care for patients with filovirus infection (Ebola and Marburg). The document covers the principles guiding the PPE use, recommendations, PPE technical specifications...

    Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use

    This document is part of the process for improving the quality of care in family planning. Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (MEC), the first edition of which was published in 1996, presents current WHO guidance on the safety of various contraceptive methods for use in the context of spe...

    Comprehensive cervical cancer control: a guide to essential practice

    This publication, Comprehensive cervical cancer control: a guide to essential practice (C4GEP), gives a broad vision of what a comprehensive approach to cervical cancer prevention and control means. In particular, it outlines the complementary strategies for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and c...

    Guideline: sugars intake for adults and children

    This guideline provides updated global, evidence-informed recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of NCDs in adults and children, with a particular focus on the prevention and control of unhealthy weight gain and dental caries. The recommendations in this guideline can be used by ...

    Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post abortion contraception

    Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can have a range of benefits. It can ensure a rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of h...

    WHO guidelines on the management of health complications from female genital mutilation

    These guidelines are intended primarily for health-care professionals involved in the care of girls and women who have been subjected to any form of female genital mutilation (FGM). This document also provides guidance for policy-makers, health-care managers and others in charge of planning, developing a...