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    Clinical management of influenza and other acute respiratory illness in resource-limited settings: learning from the influenza pandemic (H1N1) 2009

    Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century, reached all parts of the world within a year, causing epidemics of varying magnitude. During the pandemic period, the World Health Organization (WHO) received reports of over 18 000 laboratory-confirmed deaths due to infection with t...

    WHO handbook on indoor radon: a public health perspective

    Radon is a radioactive gas that emanates from rocks and soils and tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces like underground mines or houses. Soil gas infiltration is recognized as the most important source of residential radon. Other sources, including building materials and water extracted from wells, ar...

    WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: dampness and mould

    Microbial pollution is a key element of indoor air pollution. It is caused by hundreds of species of bacteria and fungi, in particular filamentous fungi (mould), growing indoors when sufficient moisture is available. This document provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence on health probl...

    WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children A Joint Statement

    The statement presents the recommended cut-offs, summarizes the rationale for their adoption and advocates for their harmonized application in the identification of 6 to 60 month old infants and children for the management of severe acute malnutrition. It reviews the implications on patient load, on disc...

    WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care

    The WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in health care and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to ...

    Interventions on diet and physical activity: what works: summary report

    This document it builds on previous evidence on dietary interventions, broadening this knowledge to include physical activity. Emphasis in this new review is also placed on evidence from disadvantaged communities and from low- and middle-income countries where the burden of chronic NCDs is growing rapidl...

    Policy Statement on HIV Testing and Counselling in Health Facilities for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and other Persons of Concern to UNHCR

    This Policy Statement examines the role of HIV testing and counselling in health facilities in increasing access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other persons of concern to UNHCR....

    Pharmacological treatment of mental disorders in primary health care

    Mental disorders are estimated to account for 12% of the global burden of disease, but only a minority of persons affected receive basic treatment. The present manual attempts to provide simple, adequate and evidence-based information to health care professionals especially in low- and middle-income coun...

    Recommendations on Wheat and Maize Flour Fortification Meeting Report: Interim Consensus Statement

    This statement is based on scientific reviews prepared for a Flour Fortification Initiative (FFI) technical workshop held in Stone Mountain, GA, USA in 2008 where various organizations actively engaged in the prevention and control of vitamin and mineral deficiencies and various other relevant stakeholde...

    Pandemic influenza preparedness and response: a WHO guidance document

    This guidance is an update of WHO global influenza preparedness plan, the role of WHO and recommendations for national measures before and during pandemics, published by WHO in March 2005. The information and recommendations contained in this guidance document are the product of expert. In light of these...