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    Guideline: assessing and managing children at primary health-care facilities to prevent overweight and obesity in the context of the double burden of malnutrition

    As part of its response to the global epidemic of obesity, WHO has issued guidelines to support primary healthcare workers identify and manage children who are overweight or obese. Specifically, all infants and children aged less than 5 years presenting to primary health-care facilities should have both ...

    Guideline: preventive chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infections in at-risk population groups

    This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on preventive chemotherapy (deworming), as a public health intervention in areas endemic for soil-transmitted helminths, to decrease the worm burden of soil-transmitted helminth infections in children, adolescent girls, women of reproducti...

    Guideline: alternative mass drug administration regimens to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

    Lymphatic filariasis is a vector-borne neglected tropical disease that causes damage of the lymphatic system and can lead to lymphoedema (elephantiasis) and hydrocele in infected individuals. The global baseline estimate of persons affected by lymphatic filariasis is 25 million men with hydrocele and ove...

    WHO recommendation on tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

    The primary audience includes health professionals who are responsible for developing national and local health protocols (particularly those related to PPH) and those directly providing care to pregnant women and their newborns, including midwives, nurses, general medical practitioners, obstetricians, m...

    Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: who clinical guidelines

    Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a gross violation of their rights and a global public health problem. It adversely affects the health of children and adolescents. Health care providers are in a unique position to provide an empathetic response to children and adolescents who have been sexuall...

    Integrated care for older people: guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

    The provision of integrated care is key for older people. The WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people. These recommendations r...

    Guidelines for the prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, acinetobacter baumannii and pseudomonas aeruginosa in health care facilities

    Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria, namely, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (for example, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli), Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPsA), are a matter of national and international concern as they are an emerging cause of...

    Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services Guideline

    This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, as a public health intervention. It is intended to contribute to discussions among stakeholders when selecting or priorit...

    Communicating risk in public health emergencies: a WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice

    During public health emergencies, people need to know what health risks they face, and what actions they can take to protect their health and lives. Accurate information provided early, often, and in languages and channels that people understand, trust and use, enables individuals to make choices and tak...

    Guía de práctica clínica sobre glaucoma de ángulo abierto

    Esta guía de práctica clínica (GPC) pretende servir como instrumento para disminuir la incertidumbre y la variabilidad en la detección, tratamiento y control de las personas con glaucoma de ángulo abierto. Con esta GPC se busca ofrecer recomendaciones que puedan ser de utilidad en la toma de decisio...