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    Guidelines for using HIV testing technologies in surveillance: selection, evaluation and implementation: 2009 update

    These guidelines suggest methods for selecting, evaluating and implementing HIV testing technologies and strategies based on a country’s laboratory infrastructure and surveillance needs. The guidelines provide recommendations for specimen selection, collection, storage and testing, and for the selectio...

    WHO Guidelines for pharmacological management of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 and other influenza viruses: part II review of evidence

    This revised guidance is published in two parts. Part II documents the procedures followed in developing this guidance, together with a review of evidence and other new information on the pharmacological agents considered....

    Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation (WIFS) in women of reproductive age: its role in promoting optimal maternal and child health

    Anaemia is a multi-factorial disorder that requires a multi-pronged approach for its prevention and treatment. Iron deficiency and infections are the most prevalent etiological factors. However other conditions may have a contributory role. They include nutritional deficiencies of vitamin A, vitamin B12,...

    Clinical Guidelines for withdrawal management and treatment of drug dependence in closed settings

    These guidelines use a stepped care approach to treating drug dependence. This approach acknowledges that different people require different interventions around their drug use. These guidelines take a public health approach to drug use and dependence. This approach recognises that the health of one indi...

    Home visits for the newborn child: a strategy to improve survival

    Every year, about 3.7 million babies die in the first four weeks of life (2004 estimates). Most of these newborns are born in developing countries and most die at home. Up to two-thirds of these deaths can be prevented if mothers and newborns receive known, effective interventions. A strategy that promot...

    HIV testing and counselling in prisons and other closed settings: technical paper

    As the HIV/AIDS epidemic imposes an ever-larger burden globally, surveillance for HIV becomes more critical in order to understand the trends of the epidemic and make sound decisions on how best to respond to it. These guidelines suggest methods for selecting, evaluating and implementing HIV testing tech...

    Guidance on testing and counselling for HIV in settings attended by people who inject drugs: improving access to treatment, care and prevention

    This document recommends a proactive approach to HIV testing and counselling by care providers in these settings. Offers basic operational guidance on HIV testing and counselling in settings attended by people who inject drugs (PWID)....

    Guidelines for the psychosocially assisted pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence

    These guidelines have been developed in response to the resolution Guidelines for psychosocially assisted pharmacological treatment of persons dependent on opioids of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The aims of these guidelines are to reduce global barriers to the effective treat...

    Dengue: guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control

    Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. In the last 50 years, incidence has increased 30-fold with increasing geographic expansion to new countries and, in the present decade, from urban to rural settings. This publication is intended to contribute to prevention an...

    Guidelines for an integrated approach to the nutritional care of HIV-infected children (6 months-14 years)

    HIV infection can impair the nutritional status of infected children from early in life. Growth faltering and reduction in length and height often occurs even before opportunistic infections or other symptoms in almost all infected children. The content of these guidelines acknowledges that wasting and ...