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  WHO | World Health Organization
17 October 2007 -- In mid-September, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) confirmed an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in some remote communities in the province of Kasai Occidental.
A team of experts from the ministry and WHO, along with partner organizations, launched a disease control campaign.
WHO Constitution, and Executive Board and World Health Assembly documents
www.who.int /en   (146 words)

  World Health Organization - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
The WHO inherited much of the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organisation (HO), which had been an agency of the League of Nations.
WHO is nearing success in developing vaccines against malaria and schistosomiasis and aims to eradicate polio within the next few years.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /world_health_organization.htm   (755 words)

 World Health Organization - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
WHO was established by the UN on April 7, 1948.
WHO member states [2] appoint delegations to the World Health Assembly, WHO's supreme decision-making body.
The day-to-day work of WHO is carried out by its Secretariat, which is staffed by some 3500 health and other experts and support staff on fixed-term appointments, working at headquarters, in the six regional offices, and in countries.
open-encyclopedia.com /World_Health_Organization   (576 words)

 Howstuffworks "How the World Health Organization Works"
The World Health Organization, or WHO, was established as a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) in 1948.
WHO has been instrumental in eradicating smallpox, once among the most feared diseases, and has helped contain old diseases such as cholera and typhoid and relatively new ones such as SARS and HIV.
WHO has led efforts in health-related fields like sanitation, injury prevention, and public health, and is currently working to combat tobacco use and chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes.
people.howstuffworks.com /who.htm   (140 words)

 IOF > Programmes, Projects and Partnerships > World Health Organization (WHO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
IOF and its member societies have lobbied to have a resolution on osteoporosis adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2001.
Beginning in May 2000 at the 53rd World Health Assembly, IOF has been lobbying for a resolution on osteoporosis to be adopted by the World Health Assembly.
The subject in question has to be discussed by the WHO Executive Board (a turn-over representation of 30 Member States elected for three years) the resolution adopted and then presented at the World Health Assembly for final adoption by all Member States.
www.osteofound.org /activities/world_health_organization.html   (688 words)

 World Health Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
WHO’s assessment is determinative for scientific and medical matters, but CND may also take into account legal, administrative, economic, social and other factors in reaching its decision".
The World Health Organisation says "In an initial estimate of factors responsible for the global burden of disease, tobacco contributed to 6% of all deaths world wide, followed by alcohol at 1.5% and illicit drugs at 0.2%".
WHO points out that tobacco use is only 7 times more prevalent than illicit drug use but causes 22 times as many deaths as illegal drug use, suggesting that tobacco use causes 3 times as many deaths as all illicit drug use.
members.aol.com /paladcampaign/whoquotes.htm   (1298 words)

 World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This new report from the Health Evidence Network describes and analyses the effectiveness of different tools for problem-solving and improving quality of care in hospitals and communities.
Health decision-makers, from countries grappling with the growing burden of disease caused by obesity, meet next week in Copenhagen to kick off the preparations for a ministerial conference due to take place in November 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey.
A new report from the Health Evidence Network finds that three interventions are associated with a reduced rate of readmission to hospital for older people: multidisciplinary teams using the principles of comprehensive geriatric assessment, discharge coordinators using defined protocols and patient empowerment using educational approaches.
www.who.dk /eprise/main/WHO/Home/TopPage   (403 words)

 Jakarta Declaration
Health promotion, through investments and actions, acts on the determinants of health to create the greatest health gain for people, to contribute significantly to the reduction of inequities in health, to ensure human rights, and to build social capital.
The ultimate goal is to increase health expectancy, and to narrow the gap in health expectancy between countries and groups.
A key part of this role is for WHO to engage governments, nongovernmental organisations, development banks, UN agencies, interregional bodies, bilateral agencies, the labour movement and co-operatives, as well as the private sector in advancing the action priorities for health promotion.
www.ldb.org /iuhpe/jakdec.htm   (1561 words)

 World Health Organization
Health research, social determinants of health, intellectual property rights and climate change are on the agenda of the sixth annual meeting between senior officials of WHO and the European Commission.
A new health system review from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies highlights steady growth in public health expenditure in Portugal, and reforms in health system performance that include a more effective purchaser-provider split in hospitals, a national health plan, and the reform of primary care.
The theme for World Mental Health Day, 10 October, is “mental health in a changing world: the impact of culture and diversity”; the 2007 campaign acknowledges that migrants and minorities may be particularly vulnerable, and that the changing face of Europe poses challenges to providers of mental health services.
www.who.dk   (517 words)

 WHO - World Health Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Health is defined in WHO’s Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.
WHO’s Secretariat is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working at headquarters in Geneva, in the six regional offices and in countries.
www.pharmaceutical-int.com /company.asp?companyID=175&pubID=13   (529 words)

 World Nuclear Association | Information and Issue Briefs | Chernobyl Accident
Several organisations have reported on the impacts of the Chernobyl accident, but all have had problems assessing the significance of their observations because of the lack of reliable public health information before 1986.
Significant health disorders were evident in both control and exposed groups, but, at that stage, none was radiation related.
Some "took on the role of invalids." Mental health coupled with smoking and alcohol abuse is a very much greater problem than radiation, but worst of all at the time was the underlying level of health and nutrition.
www.world-nuclear.org /info/chernobyl/inf07.htm   (2832 words)

 HEALTH: US Clashes with World Health Organisation
ROME, Apr 30 (IPS) - While the most dramatic global health issue of the moment is the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which had claimed a total of 353 lives by Wednesday, a heated political battle continues to rage quietly between the United States and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
At the late May World Health Assembly, South Korean physician Jong Wook Lee will be presented as the new director general, and the member nations will approve the United Nations agency's programme and major policy decisions for the next few years.
The upcoming World Health Assembly will be a battleground where U.S. proposals and economic interests will clash with the health policies promoted by WHO, and the new director general's agenda for the next five years will reflect the outcome of that "war".
ww2.aegis.org /news/ips/2003/IP030416.html   (1254 words)

 WHO India - Home Page
World Rabies Day, 8 September 2007, a new initiative supported by international partners including WHO, CDC, Alliance for Rabies Control and the World Organization for Animal Health was observed globally towards the common objective of human rabies prevention and animal rabies control.
The World No Tobacco Day is a unique global event established to call attention to the impact of tobacco use on public health and to effectively reduce individual tobacco dependence.
The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2007 is “Smoke free Insides” and focuses on 100% smoke-free environments as an effective measure to protect the public – including women and children, and people at their workplaces – from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.
www.whoindia.org   (814 words)

 World Health Organisation, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The World Health Organisation is a specialised agency of the United Nations and was founded in 1948.
It is led by the World Health Assembly that is made up of delegates from WHO member states.
The WHO began a campaign in 1967 to eradicate small pox which it had achieved by 1980.
www.bradford.ac.uk /acad/sbtwc/gateway/HEALTH/WHO.HTM   (245 words)

 World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The constitution of WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and does not consist only of the absence of disease or infirmity.
WHO is a global organization that promotes this concept of health.
In addition to their work in eradicating disease, the WHO also carries out campaigns – for example, to boost consumption of vegetables worldwide, or adopting a negative stance towards tobacco – and conducts research: for instance, into whether or not the electromagnetic field surrounding cell phones has a negative influence on health.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/world_health_organization   (318 words)

 WHO: World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This year’s World Health Day was a unique event for Mongolian people as it was the first celebration since Government legalization of World Health Day as a National Public Event to be celebrated nationwide by the law on Public Events approved by Parliament in 2003.
WHO brochure “Road Safety is no accident” has been translated into Mongolian and, also recommendations on “Citizen’s participation in reduction of injuries” have been developed and distributed through out country.
In relation to the taking comprehensive measures on the occasion of World Health Day to improve community knowledge and attitude for prevention form injuries and implementation interventions proved to be simple and efficient worldwide, the number of injuries as of April 7th 2004 was reduced compared to the data of the previous year.
www.un-mongolia.mn /who   (573 words)

 World Health Organization - Regional Office for Africa
Brazzaville, 11 October 2007 -- The WHO Regional Office for Africa is in the process of organizing a Conference on PHC and Health Systems in Africa in 2008 that coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration and the 60th Anniversary of WHO.
To fight last season's epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners marshalled 7 million doses of vaccine to protect 400 million people across the 21 countries of the Belt.
This was the key outcome of an expert consultation organized by the WHO Regional Office for Africa from 12 to14 September in Harare, Zimbabwe.
www.afro.who.int   (435 words)

 WHO/Europe - Health promoting hos... - Home - Health promoting hospitals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The recommendations serve as guidelines for initiating a process of strategic development, changing the curative institutional culture into a health culture, promoting the heatlh of staff, patients and their relatives, and supporting a healthy environment.
Health promotion is considered a core quality dimension of hospital services as it patient safety and clinical effectiveness.
Against the rising incidence of chronic diseases the provision of health promotion services is an important factor for sustained health, quality of life and efficiency of service provision.
www.euro.who.int /eprise/main/WHO/Progs/HPH/Home   (275 words)

 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Answer: To date, the World Health Organisation does not have information to suggest that contact with goods, products or animals shipped from affected areas has been the source of SARS infection in humans.
Good supportive health care is all that most people require, with treatment for fever and pains and additional oxygen to make breathing easier.
Sites such as the World Health Organisation (www.who.int) and CDC (www.cdc.gov) have links to many other sites around the world that provide information about SARS.
www.health.gov.au /sars/faq/index.htm   (1481 words)

Mike Ryan, the UN health agency's pandemic alert chief, said the spread of the H5N1 strain in migrating birds across Russia and into Turkey and Romania in recent weeks did increase the risk of human exposure.
Health experts fears that the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu may combine with seasonal human forms of the virus and produce another flu pandemic that could kill millions of people around the world.
The WHO is due to press its appeals for a global approach to the battle at a joint meeting on bird flu with other international agencies and governments in Geneva on November 7 to 9.
www.channelnewsasia.com /stories/afp_asiapacific/view/173961/1/.html   (886 words)

 World Health Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 BBC NEWS | World | More killed by suicide than war
World Health Organisation figures show a suicide takes place somewhere in the world every 40 seconds.
With World Suicide Prevention Day approaching on Friday, the WHO says the toll could be reduced with greater public awareness and political will.
Although the most recent figures from some countries are more than 20 years old, while others did not report at all, the WHO said a picture of world suicide rates could be assembled.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/3639152.stm   (431 words)

 WHO/Europe - Healthy Cities and u... - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Mayors and other high level public health leaders from more than 50 WHO Healthy Cities in Europe, representing over 40 million people, and coordinators of national networks representing another 1400 cities, gathered in Bursa, Turkey.
The WHO Healthy Cities programme engages local governments in health development through a process of political commitment, institutional change, capacity building, partnership-based planning and innovative projects.
It promotes comprehensive and systematic policy and planning with a special emphasis on health inequalities and urban poverty, the needs of vulnerable groups, participatory governance and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.
www.who.dk /healthy-cities   (227 words)

 The World Today Archive - The World Health Organisation issuesglobal alert after outbreak of pneumonia in Hong Kong
Dick Thompson is with the communicable diseases section at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.
TANYA NOLAN: Health authorities believe the most recent outbreak may be linked to the 305 cases of atypical pneumonia reported by Chinese authorities in Quandong province, in November last year.
JOHN HIGHFIELD: Doctor Alan Hampson is deputy director of the World Health Organisation's Collaborative Centre for Influenza which is based in Melbourne.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/s807327.htm   (637 words)

 World Orthopaedic Concern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Its terms of reference are to improve the standard of orthopaedic and reconstructive surgery in the tropics and subtropics, mainly by education of medical students, doctors and paramedical personnel in economically poor countries.
In 1970 Professor R.L. Huckstep, who was at that time the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, was asked by the Commonwealth Foundation of London to make an extensive four month tour around the world to assess orthopaedic services in developing countries.
We are anxious to maintain a cadre of surgeons who have worked in the developing areas and the Secretary-General is particularly anxious to hear both from those who would like to work abroad, and from those in the developing countries who may have suitable teaching opportunities available.
www.worldortho.com /woc.html   (1039 words)

 World Health Organisation
Cooperation Agreement between The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, and the World Health Organization, Geneva
The College and WHO will appoint one or more persons to act as focal persons to liaise on the Agreement.
This Agreement is concluded for a term of [5] years, unless terminated by either party at any time before the end of the term, subject to three months’ prior written notice and the settlement of any outstanding obligations.
www.rcpsych.ac.uk /college/boardofinternationalaffairs/worldhealthorganisation.aspx   (628 words)

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