Book of the month
Global Report on Drowning
Preventing a Leading Killer
Globally an estimated 359 000 people drown worldwide each year, among them more than 63 000 children under the age of 5 years. Drowning is one of the ten leading causes of death for children in every region of the world.

Yet a range of prevention measures exists to prevent drowning, including providing safe places for children, teaching basic swimming and water safety skills, installing barriers preventing access to water hazards and ensuring first aid and immediate resuscitation. .../...
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Cancer Publications including IARC titles
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Blue trunk library
With a collection of 100 books, the Blue Trunk libraries project makes it possible to establish a network to disseminate medical and health information that reaches out beyond academic and university circles. The Blue Trunk library operation has defined a target: the health districts; publications have been chosen for this target. Check the Blue Trunk Library. Already more than 1900 blue trunk libraries distributed in poor countries of the world. You too can sponsor a Blue Trunk Library.

Forthcoming key titles
Dermal Exposure
This volume in the Environmental Health Criteria Series addresses dermal exposure to chemicals.

Global Tuberculosis Report 2014
This report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by over 200 countries that account for over 99% of the world's TB cases.

Global Report on Drowning
The WHO Global report on drowning prevention, which covers drowning in all countries of the world across all ages, sets out what is known about drowning and drowning prevention, and calls for a substantial scaling-up of comprehensive efforts and resources targeted at prevention.

Bestsellers 2014

International Certificate of Vaccination
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
International Health Regulations (2005), Second edition
WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, Fourth edition
Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast, Fourth edition
Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2011
Prizes
The British Medical Association awards prizes to WHO books in the 2014 Medical Book Competition:

Pocket Book for Hospital Care in Children. Second edition was awarded first prize in the paediatrics category and nominated BMA Medical Book of the Year 2014. Three additional recent WHO books have been "highly commended" in the 2014 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition: Systematic Screening for Active Tuberculosis was highly commended in the public health category; International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury was highly commended in the public health category and Handbook on Health Inequality Monitoring was highly commended in the public health category. The awards were announced at a ceremony at BMA House in London, United Kingdom, on 22 September 2014.

Appraisals are conducted by experts in the field who examine the entries on qualities that include accuracy of subject matter, whether the book fills a gap in the market, and the overall quality of presentation.

The British Medical Association established its annual BMA Medical book competition in 1996. The competition aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing.

   In Focus
WORLD HEART DAY
Noncommunicable diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the leading causes of premature death in the 21st century. WHO is supporting governments to implement the "Global
action plan to reduce noncommunicable diseases" that comprises nine global targets, including one to reduce global salt intake by a relative 30% by 2025.

To find more information on this topic, please visit the World Heart Day Campaign.

To view the recent books published on this topic, browse through the Cardiovascular Diseases Catalogue.
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Children in the New Millennium
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