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    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...

    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...

    Response to measles outbreaks in measles mortality reduction settings

    The guidance provided in this document is intended to encourage the principles of early detection of measles outbreaks, thorough assessment, and a rapid response that includes expanded use of measles vaccine. The nature and extent of the vaccination response should be based on an assessment of risk of sp...

    Screening donated blood for transfusion-transmissible infections: recommendations

    Blood transfusion is a life-saving intervention that has an essential role in patient management within health care systems. WHO recommends the following integrated strategy for the provision of safe blood and blood products and safe, efficacious blood transfusion....

    Natural ventilation for infection control in health-care settings

    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...

    Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection is suspected: Interim guidance

    This document is intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when a nCoV infection is suspected. It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of the...