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    Guidelines for identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy

    These guidelines contain recommendations on the identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders for health care services which assist women who are pregnant, or have recently had a child, and who use alcohol or drugs or who have a substance use disorder. They have been develope...

    Guideline: fortification of food-grade salt with iodine for the prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders

    The proposed guideline aims to help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition actions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular, reduction of child mortality (MDG 4) and improvement of maternal health (MDG 5). It will...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    Guideline: optimal serum and red blood cell folate concentrations in women of reproductive age for prevention of neural tube defects

    This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on blood folate concentrations in women of reproductive age for the prevention of neural tube defects in populations. It aims to help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition...

    WHO recommendations on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health

    In 2003 WHO published "Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health", known as the IFC Framework, that promotes integrating the health promotion approach set out in the Ottawa Charter into national maternal and newborn health strategies. More than 10 years aft...

    Recommendation on 36 months isoniazid preventive therapy to adults and adolescents living with HIV in resource-constrained and high TB and HIV-prevalence settings: 2015 update

    In 2011 WHO conditionally recommended the use of at least 36 months of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) (as a proxy for lifelong or continuous treatment) for people living with HIV in high TB-prevalence and transmission settings. The evidence of the benefits and harms of 36-month IPT compared to 6-mont...