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    Guidelines on core components of infection prevention and control programmes at the national and acute health care facility level

    Health care-associated infections (HAI) are one of the most common adverse events in care delivery and a major public health problem with an impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. At any one time, up to 7% of patients in developed and 10% in developing countries will acquire at least one HAI...

    WHO guidelines on hepatitis B and C testing

    Testing and diagnosis of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infection is the gateway for access to both prevention and treatment services, and is a crucial component of an effective response to the hepatitis epidemic. Early identification of persons with chronic HBV or HCV infection enables them to receive th...

    WHO guidelines for the treatment of genital herpes simplex virus

    Rationale for the guidelines: Since the publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for the management of sexually transmitted infections in 2003, changes in the epidemiology of STIs and advancements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment necessitate changes in STI management. These gui...

    WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience

    Endorsed, by the UN Secretary-General, this is a comprehensive WHO guideline on routine ANC for pregnant women and adolescent girls. It aims to complement existing WHO guidelines on the management of specific pregnancy-related complications. The guidance aims to capture the complex nature of the issues s...

    Guidelines on HIV self-testing and partner notification: supplement to consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services

    Since the release of the consolidated guidelines in 2015, new evidence has emerged. Consequently, in an effort to further support countries, programme managers, health workers and other stakeholders seeking to achieve national and international HIV goals, this 2016 update issues new recommendations and a...

    WHO guideline: fortification of maize flour and corn meal with vitamins and minerals

    Industrial fortification of maize flour and corn meal with at least iron has been practiced for many years in several countries in the Americas and Africa, where these ingredients are used in the preparation of many common national dishes. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations...

    WHO guideline: use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by infants and young children aged 6-23 months and children aged 2-12 years

    The use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods has been suggested as an alternative to mitigate or overcome the constraints associated with supplementation and mass fortification. They are intended to increase the vitamin and mineral intake of infants and young children...

    Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use

    This document is part of the process for improving the quality of care in family planning. Specifically, it is one of two evidence-based cornerstones (guidance documents) of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) initiative to develop and implement family planning guidelines for national programmes....

    Guideline: managing possible serious bacterial infection in young infants when referral is not feasible

    Infections are responsible for about one fifth of the world’s annual 2.7 million neonatal deaths. In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa about one quarter of all neonatal deaths are due to infections. Many sick infants only have non-specific signs, and thus are not recognized to have infection. Even when...

    Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (AA-HA!): guidance to support country implementation

    The AA-HA! guidance aims to assist governments in deciding what they plan to do – and how they plan to do it – as they respond to the health needs of adolescents in their countries. It is intended as a reference document for national-level policy-makers and programme managers to assist them in planni...