Book of the month
Health employment and economic growth: an evidence base
"An essential read that rightfully places investments in health workforce at the heart of the SDG agenda."
-- Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

Powerful demographic and economic forces are shaping health workforce needs and demands worldwide.

Effectively addressing growing population need and economic demand for health workers stands as one of our foremost global challenges. It also represents an opportunity to secure a future that is healthy, peaceful and prosperous. .../...
CHF  70,00
WHO wins top prize for stats that move
We are pleased to announce that two WHO books were winners at the prestigious BMA medical book awards this year.

State of inequality: child immunization won first prize in the Online resources category. The judges said that although the report presents a large amount of data, the "interactive visualisations available online make the data accessible and easily shared". The interactive graphics that tell the story of how immunization inequalities have changed in developing countries over the last 10 years. "The results provoke thought and discussion of the topic," the judges said, adding: "The book should be used as an accessory to the online interactive visualisations which are excellent."

Cultural context of health: the use of narrative research in the health sector was highly commended in the Public health category. The book is a collection of case studies that illustrate how narrative research can convey the individual experience of illness and well-being and how such research complements - and sometimes challenges - epidemiological evidence. "Narrative is becoming increasingly important in public health research. The key challenge identified by this text is how to use that narrative best while avoiding bias," the judges commented, adding: "It is an excellent short report."

The British Medical Association established its annual BMA Medical book competition in 1996. The competition aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing.
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   Bestseller no. 1
The WHO Classification of Tumours series are authoritative and concise reference books for the histological and molecular classification of tumours.
They cover:
Central nervous system
Haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues
Digestive system
Breast
Soft tissue and bone
Female reproductive organs
Lung pleura, thymus and heart
Urinary system and male genital organs
Head and neck tumours
Endocrine organs
Skin.
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International Certificate of Vaccination (2005)
   No. 3
Interagency Emergency Health Kit
   No. 4
International Health Regulations (2005)
   No. 5
WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for Contraceptive Use
   No. 6
Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
   No. 7
International Medical Guide for Ships


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