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    Surveillance Guidelines for Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome in the WHO European Region

    Strengthening surveillance systems by vigorous case investigation, including laboratory confirmation, is one of these key strategies. In line with the elimination goal, Surveillance guidelines for measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in the WHO European Region are intended to provide technica...

    Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak

    This document provides rapid advice on the use of medical masks in communities, at home and at healthcare facilities in areas that have reported outbreaks caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It is intended for public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, healthcar...

    Anthrax in humans and animals

    Anthrax is primarily a disease of herbivores. Humans almost invariably contract the natural disease directly or indirectly from animals or animal products. Anthrax essentially ceased to be regarded as a disease of major health or economic importance after the enormous successes of Max Sterne’s veterina...

    Age-friendly Primary Health Care Centres Toolkit

    The Department of Ageing and Life Course (ALC) has developed a toolkit that assists health care workers in being well versed in the diagnosis and management of the chronic diseases and the so-called four giants of geriatrics (memory loss, urinary incontinence, depression and falls/immobility) that often ...

    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...

    Reducing excess mortality from common illnesses during an influenza pandemic WHO guidelines for emergency health interventions in community settings

    Communicable diseases are currently the leading cause of preventable deaths worldwide, disproportionately affecting resource-poor settings. Pandemic influenza would add to already unacceptable levels of morbidity and mortality from diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia, malnutrition, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, i...