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WHO guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals
These guidelines present evidence-based recommendations and best practice statements on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals, based on the WHO list of critically important antimicrobials for human medicine (WHO CIA List). .../...
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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.
Bestsellers 2017
International Certificate of Vaccination
WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours. Fourth edition
WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, revised 4th edition
WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs, Fourth Edition
International Health Regulations (2005), Second edition
Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2011
WHO Classification of Tumours of Lung Pleura, Thymus and Heart. Fourth edition
WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for Contraceptive Use, 2015 Update
WHO Classification of Tumours of Central Nervous System, revised 4th edition
Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children. Second Edition
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs. Fourth edition
WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs. Fourth Edition
International Medical Guide for Ships, Third edition
Quantification Addendum: International Medical Guide for Ships, Third edition
Bench Aids for Malaria Microscopy

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