Guidelines

Guidelines on the treatment of skin and oral HIV-associated conditions in children and adults

Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 102 Publication date : 2014 Languages : English ISBN : 9789241548915 Downloads Overview Skin and mucosal conditions are extremely common in all children and adults in particular in HIV-infected adults and children and are one...

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WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care

Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 262 Publication date : 2009 Languages : English Price : ISBN : 9789241597906 Downloads Overview The WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health...

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Inter-agency field manual on reproductive health in humanitarian settings

2010 revision for field review Authors : Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises Publication details Number of pages : 210 pages Publication date : 2010 Languages : English, French, Spanish Downloads The Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian...

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Guidelines for screening and treatment of precancerous lesions for cervical cancer prevention

WHO guidelines Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 58 Publication date : 2013 Languages : English, French, Spanish ISBN : 978 92 4 154869 4 Downloads Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is a premalignant lesion that may exist at any one of threestages:...

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Rapid advice: Diagnosis, prevention and management of cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children

Publication details Editors : WHO Number of pages : 44 Publication date : December 2011 Languages : English ISBN : 978 92 4 150297 9 Downloads Overview The publication provides both a summary of the key evidence and its assessment using the GRADE process, and recommendations on the prevention,...

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Guidance on couples HIV testing and counselling - including antiretroviral therapy for treatment and prevention in serodiscordant couples

Recommendations for a public health approach Publication details Editors : WHO HIV/AIDS Programme Number of pages : 80 Publication date : April 2012 Languages : English ISBN : 978 92 4 150197 2 Downloads Overview New WHO guidelines recommend offering HIV testing and counselling to couples, wherever...

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Daily iron supplementation in infants and children

This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron deficiency. It includes recommendations for iron supplementation in countries where malaria is prevalent...

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Use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by infants and children 6–23 months of age

Guideline Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 30 Publication date : 2011 Languages : Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish ISBN : 978 92 4 150204 7 Downloads Overview This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use...

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Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in adults and adolescents

Recommendations for a public health approach: 2010 revision Authors: World Health Organization Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian ISBN: 9789241599764 Overview The guidelines identify the most potent, effective and feasible first-line, second-line and subsequent treatment regimens,...

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Recommendation on 36 months isoniazid preventive therapy to adults and adolescents living with HIV in resource-constrained and high TB and HIV-prevalence settings: 2015 update

Authors : WHO Publication details Number of pages : 24 Publication date : 2015 Languages : English ISBN : 978 92 4 150887 2 WHO reference number : WHO/HTM/TB/2015.15 and WHO/HIV/2015.13 Downloads Overview In 2011 WHO conditionally recommended the use of at least 36 months of isoniazid preventive...

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Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in non-anaemic pregnant women

Guideline Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 26 Publication date : 2012 Languages : English, Portuguese, Spanish ISBN : 978 92 4 150201 6 Downloads Overview This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on intermittent iron and folic acid...

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Guidelines on basic newborn resuscitation

Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 61 Publication date : 2012 Languages : English ISBN : 978 92 4 150369 3 Downloads Overview Globally, about one quarter of all neonatal deaths are caused by birth asphyxia. In this document,birth asphyxia is defined simply as...

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Use of cryotherapy for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

WHO guidelines Authors : World Health Organization, Dept. of Reproductive Health and Research Publication details Number of pages : 28 Publication date : 2011 Languages : English, French ISBN : 978 92 4 150285 6 Downloads Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide and the...

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WHO recommendations: non-clinical interventions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections

Caesarean section rates have been steadily increasing worldwide over the last few decades above levels that cannot be considered medically necessary. This trend has not been accompanied by significant maternal or perinatal benefits. In recognition of the urgent need to address this sustained and unprecedented rise in the use of caesarean section, WHO has produced evidence-based guidance on non-clinical interventions specifically designed to reduce unnecessary caesarean section. These recommendations can be useful to health-care professionals responsible for developing regional, national and local health protocols and policies, as well as obstetricians, midwives, nurses, general medical practitioners, managers of maternal and child health programmes, and public health policy-makers in all settings and countries where increasing use of caesarean section has been identified as a problem.

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Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

Guidance and recommendations Authors : WHO Publication details Number of pages : 26 Publication date : 2014 Languages : English, French, Spanish ISBN : 978 92 4 150674 8 Downloads These WHO guidelines provide recommendations for programmes as to how they can ensure that human rights are respected,...

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Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use

This document is part of the process for improving the quality of care in family planning. Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (MEC), the first edition of which was published in 1996, presents current WHO guidance on the safety of various contraceptive methods for use in the context...

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Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition

April 2015 Authors : WHO Publication details Number of pages : 316 Publication date : 2015 Languages : English ISBN : 978 92 4 154912 7 Downloads Overview Malaria case management, which consists of prompt diagnosis and effective treatment, remains a vital component of malaria control and...

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Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in menstruating women

Guideline Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 30 Publication date : 2011 Languages : Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish ISBN : 978 92 4 150202 3 Downloads Overview This guideline provides global, evidence-informed, recommendations on...

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Calcium supplementation in pregnant women

Guideline Authors : WHO Publication details Number of pages : 30 Publication date : 2013 Languages : English ISBN : 978 92 4 150537 6 Downloads Overview This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of calcium supplements as a public health intervention for the...

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WHO technical consultation on postpartum and postnatal care

Authors : World Health Organization Publication details Number of pages : 65 Publication date : 2010 Languages : English WHO reference number : WHO_MPS_10.03 Downloads overview On October 29, 2008, WHO Technical Consultation on Postpartum and Postnatal Care was held in Geneva, Switzerland. This...

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