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    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 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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...