This is the first Model Formulary for Children released by the World Health Organization (WHO), which provides information on how to use over 240 essential medicines for treating illness and disease in children from 0 to 12 years of age. A number of individual countries have developed their own formularies over the years, but until now there was no single comprehensive guide to using medicines in children for all countries. The Model Formulary is the first resource for medical practitioners worldwide that provides standardised information on the recommended use, dosage, adverse effects and contraindications of medicines for use in children. The new Formulary is based on the best global evidence available as to which medicines should be used to treat specific conditions, how they should be administered and in what dose. The Formulary also identifies a number of areas where more research is needed to provide better treatment for children, such as child appropriate antibiotics to treat pneumonia and specific medicines for neonatal care.
PHM follows closely the work of WHO, both through the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board. A team of PHM volunteers attends WHO bodies’ meetings – following the debate, talking with delegates and making statements to the EB. The PHM’s commentaries covers most of the agenda items of the WHO bodies’ meetings and includes a note on the key issues in focus at the meeting, a brief background and critical commentary. Reports on key issues are also prepared. PHM is part of a wider network of organizations committed to democratizing global health governance and working through the WHO-Watch project. Information from PHM on the proceedings of the May 2019 World Health Assembly can be found at the website provided.
ESRC/ Economic and Social Research Council and British Academy, London, UK - 2000
An inquiry into the relationship between science and the media, presents an agenda of current issues for examination by social science researchers, science policy experts, the media and scientists.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development will set the agenda for the coming decade on improving people's lives, conserving our natural resources and safeguarding our common future. In its presentation on the Summit's first day, WHO presented a road map for how health can be used as a powerful and undervalued tool for sustainable development.
Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopaedia, and its content has the potential to colour a global view of the world. But women are under-represented there, like in many other parts of society. Sweden is the first country in the world with a feminist foreign policy. The #Wikigap initiative and event is about realising this policy in both word and deed. #WikiGap gathers people around the world to add more content to Wikipedia about women figures, experts, role models and profiles in various fields. Now it is the turn for Zimbabwe. This initiative invites people to help close the internet gender gap by getting more Zimbabwean women featured on Wikipedia. It invites you to nominate a Zimbabwean woman - past and present- who should have a feature/article on Wikipedia.
This is a CD ROM containing over 5,000 pages of text related to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of HIV infected women and children. Designed for ease of use for those who are seeking to establish, or have established, programs for women and children with HIV. Topics include counseling and testing, primary prevention, care of women, perinatal interventions, nutrition and infant feeding, care of children, rape and violence, orphans and families affected by HIV. Within each topic there are overviews, guidelines and policy analyses (WHO, CDC, NIH), community education information, research journal articles and reports, listings of organizations and related Internet sites. Included are sample model brochures and healthcare training instructions. Adobe Acrobat and a browser are included to allow for printing and searching.
The Handbook aims to provide NGOs with a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the work of OHCHR, including key information on human rights mechanisms, entry points for NGOs and contact details with a view to assisting NGOs in identifying areas of possible cooperation and partnership with OHCHR; it also anticipates the changes of the current United Nations reform process. The Handbook is up to date as of June 2006, and is currently available in electronic format and in the English language only. Efforts are underway to secure its translation in other UN languages in the next few months.
Although there has been a significant amount of work done to promote women’s empowerment, most of it has been geared towards the experiences of adult women. This manual, part of an initiative called Program M, includes a series of group educational activities to promote young women’s awareness about gender inequities, rights and health. It also seeks to develop their skills to feel more capable of acting in empowered ways in different spheres of their lives. All the activities draw on an experiential learning model in which young women are encouraged to question and analyse their own experiences and lives, in order to understand how gender can perpetuate unequal power in relationships, making young women and men vulnerable to sexual and reproductive health problems, including HIV/AIDS.
The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This ambitious yet wholly attainable objective represents an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of history for ever - something our generation must do for the generations to come. If the world is to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, rapid progress must be made by 2020. Quickening the pace for essential HIV prevention and treatment approaches will limit the epidemic to more manageable levels and enable countries to move towards the elimination phase. This graphic shows visually in a map the content and geographical areas for scale up to achieve global targets.
The World Bank has launched a website containing technical notes on quantitative techniques for health equity analysis. The site will eventually contain 20 notes covering: The measurement of key variables in health equity analysis; Generic tools in health equity analysis; and Applications to the health sector.