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Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research. Internal medicine is also a specialty within veterinary medicine.

 
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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Housing hygiene poaea a major public health problem in the Mediterranean area hecause of the large number of persona who live in dwellings of poor sanitary quality. A recent report released by the Committee for Housing, Building and Tom Planning of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe estimated that 34% of the European population resided in dwellings with less than 8 m2 of floor space per inhabitant, 42% of the dwellings were not properly heated and 27% lack...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1965; Volume 32, Numbe...

By: G. P. Georghiou

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Dr A. Y. Bukhari, FA0 Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for the Near East, drew attention t3 the dramatic situation in most of the developing world where levels of poverty and maLnutrition are coupled with rapid population growth and excessive government military expenditures. He suggested that the thousands of millions of dollars currently spent by governments, both in and 3ut of the Region, on armaments would be better utilized if invested in promo...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2001, Issue5, 79 (5) 4...

By: Tarik Kassaye

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The Executive Board held its first session in Geneva, from 16 to 28 July, towards the end of and immediately following the first World Health Assembly.1 Normally, the members of the Board - eighteen persons designated by as many Member States - will serve for three-year terms. However, for the Board elected by the first Health Assembly a provision was made in the Constitution for six members to hold office for one year, six for two, and six for three years. The Health As...

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Icp, Infection Pr...

By: World Health Organization

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The Statistical Office of the United Nations has the major responsibility for international work in the fields of population and registration statistics (vital statistics), and WHO the major responsibility for the wide range of medical and health statistics, including the specialized and detailed aspects of causes of death statistics. The terms of reference of the Statistical Office of the United Nations set out three major functions, each of I\-hich has a bearing on the...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86, Vph 85.60: Report of Rou...

By: K. Gerigk

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Professor A. Mantovani, Head of the WHO Collzbcrating Centre for Research and Training in Veterinary Public Health at the Istituto Superiore di Sanit5 (ISS), opened the meeting and welcomed the participants. The Centre was designated in 1984 following a generous donation from the Italian Government with the objective of assistance to developing countries. The Round Table Conference is the first joint meeting of the Centre with WHO devoted to the problems of meat hygiene ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1991, World Health Organization, ...

By: World Health Organization

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Several individuals provided valuable assistance in the development and production of this publication. Some of the case studies were written by Dr Anne Reeler, Consultant, and others by Dr Thieny Roels, Associate Professional Officer in the Health Systems Research programme, in collaboration with members of various WHO Headquarters technical programmes. Dr Roels was also responsible for the overall coordination of this project.

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World Health Organization ; World Health Organization Offeset Publ...

By: World Health Organization

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Contributors Mr J. Carlson, Research Hydraulic Engineer, US Department of the Interior, Engineering and Research Center, Colorado, USA. Mr J. de Araoz, Consultant Engineer, London, UK. Dr F.E. Gartrell, Consulting ~n~ineerJ,ac kson, Mississippi, USA. Dr A.D. Hess, Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, USA. Dr C.W. Krus6, Department of Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. Mr C. Kuo, Sanita...

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World Health Organization ; World Health Organization Offeset Publ...

By: World Health Organization

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CONTRIBUTORS Mr J. Carlson, Research Hydraulic Engineer, US Department of the Interior, Engineering and Research Center, Colorado, USA. Mr J. de Araoz, Consultant Engineer, London, UK. Dr F.E. Gartrell, Consulting ~n~ineerJ,ac kson, Mississippi, USA. Dr A.D. Hess, Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, USA. Dr C.W. Krus6, Department of Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. Mr C. Kuo, Sanita...

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World Health Organization ; World Health Organization Offeset Publ...

By: World Health Organization

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PREFACE Each year the WHO Executive Board reviews in detail one of the Organization's programme activities. The subject chosen for 1974 was health education, and the study reproduced in these pages, which was prepared in WHO, served as a basis for the review of the Organization's programme over twenty-five years. Particular attention was paid in this study to the difficulties that health workers encounter in the field in introducing health education into their activities...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1972 ; Report of the ...

By: World Health Organization

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PREFACE In July 1972 the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm focused worldwide attention on the environmental hazards that threaten human health. These hazards have been of' constant concern to the World Health Organization throughout the twenty-jive years of its existence. In I971 the Twenty-fourth World Health Assembly carried out an extensive review of the problems involved and indicated several areas where action is particularly neede...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1980 ; Issue 92425414...

By: R. H. Gray

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Ce manuel a itk conw pour donner des renseignements techniques destines h complkter la formation pratique des personnes qui assurent l'insertion ou l'extraction des dispositifs intra-utbins (DIU), conseillent les utilisatrices, ktudient leurs antkckdents et proddent h l'examen clinique n&cessaire. En tant que document pkdagogique, ce manuel ne doit Ctre utilisk que sous la conduite d'un enseignant exptimentk, de prijikrence duns le cadre d'un cours deformation. I1 peut a...

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South-East Asia Series : Year 1985-93, South-East Asia Region ; Mi...

By: World Health Organization

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1. INTRODUCTION The Tenth Meeting of Ministers of Health of the countries of the South-East Asia Region of WHO was held at Kathmandu from 14 to 16 September 1992 at the invitation of His Majesty's Government of Nepal. The Ministers of Health of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Vice-Minister of Public Health of DPR Korea, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare of India, the Minister of State for Health of Nepal, and the Deputy Minister of...

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World Health Organization : Development of Health Services, Smallp...

By: World Health Organization

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1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1.1 Geography The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly Siam, is bordered by Burma and the Andaman Sea to the west, Lao and Democratic Kampuchea to the east , Burma and Lao to the north , and Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Thailand is divided by naturalbarriers in to four geographical regions with distinct economic, social and political characteristics. The four regions are : central ( plain and low land ) , northern ( hilly ) , north-e...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 241: Join...

By: J. P. W. Anemaet

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INTRODUCTION The Committee was informed of the activities of FA0 and WHO in the field of meat hygiene since the meeting of the previous Joint FA01 WHO Expert Committee on Meat Hygiene in December 1954. These activities consisted notably of advisory services to various countries requesting assistance in their meat hygiene problems and in the issuance of several publications, in addition to the first report of the C0mmittee.l A monograph on meat h~giene,p~re pared by inter...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 377: Join...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Nutrition1 met in Rome from 12 to 20 December 1966. The session was opened by Dr. Oris V. Wells, Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Prof. V. Ramalingaswami wasunanimously elected Chairman and Prof. M. J. L. Dols Vice-Chairman. The Committee was assisted in its consideration of particular problems by three FAO and three WHO consultants. A representative of the United Na...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 41: Inter...

By: World Health Organization

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The Fourth World Health Assembly Considering that one of the principal aims of international co-operation in public health is the eradication of disease ; that continued efforts are required to achieve such eradication ; that there is a continuing danger of the spread of disease and that international regulations are still necessary to limit the extension of outbreaks of disease ; Recognizing the need to revise and consolidate the provisions of the several International ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 99: Joint...

By: A. A. Sidky

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The Committee was informed of the interest and work of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in several aspects of food hygiene. Sanitation aspects, with particular reference to food markets and restaurants, will be considered by a WHO expert committee in 1955, and a joint FAO/WHO expert committee meeting on milk hygiene is planned for 1956. The problems of food additives are currently being considered by both organ...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 195...

By: World Health Organization

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INDEX OF DATA PUBLISHED IN WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RECORD

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1985 ; Volume 6 No...

By: World Health Organization

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ROUND TABLE The alcohol trade and its effects on public health Brendan Walsh & Marcus Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Discussion : Sally Camell; John Cavanagh; Aleck C. Chrichton; Donald W. Goodwin; Samuel W. Hynd; Robert Kendell; Elizabeth Quamina; M. J. Waterson . . . 200 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE Water supply and sanitation in Africa Raymond B. Isely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 3 Health education alone can do little U...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1986 ; Volume 7 No...

By: World Health Organization

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Round Table Vol. 7, No. 4, 1986 Family planning and maternal health care: a common goal Fred T. Sai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Discussion Ren6 Dumont; Mohammed Fazlul Haque; Attiya Inayatullah; James T. McHugh; Sat Paul Mittal; Pramilla Senanayake; Haryono Suyono; J.S. Tomkinson . . . . . . 324 Public Health Practice Gathering information for health Evangeline E. Suva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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