List of WHO publications: Health policy
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Title
Year
2013 Order Number    13400139 ISBN-13
 9789289000505
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Against the background of concern about ministerial responsibility for the health of prisoners in Europe, the members of the WHO European Network on Prison and Health asked the WHO Regional Office for Europe to provide a document on the governance of prison health. .../...
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Author Brown, C., Harrison, D
Year
2013 Order Number    13400142 ISBN-13
 9789289000550
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CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This report analyses why policies and interventions to address the social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of governance and systems for service delivery that increase the likelihood of success in reducing inequities. The report presents a systems checklist for governing for health equity as a wholeof- government approach. .../...
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2013 Order Number    15203192 ISBN-13
 9789290616092
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CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
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2013 Order Number    15400035 ISBN-13
 9789290224488
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CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
This report presents an analysis of the state of intersectoral action and Health in All Policies in the South-East Asia Region, with a view to building the case for increased reinforcement of the steps being taken by governments to implement Health in All Policies, as called for in the Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies (2013). .../...
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Author Brown, C., Harrison, D.
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2013 Order Number    18000318 ISBN-13
 9789289000598
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CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This report analyses why policies and interventions to address the social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of governance and systems for service delivery that increase the likelihood of success in reducing inequities. The report presents a systems checklist for governing for health equity as a wholeof- government approach. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    11500866 ISBN-13
 9789241548687
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The Evaluation Practice Handbook offers comprehensive information and practical guidance on how to prepare for and conduct evaluations in WHO, and gives guidance on the utilization and follow-up of evaluation results and recommendations. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    13400130 ISBN-13
 9789289002790
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
In 2012, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe approved Health 2020 in two forms. This publication gives both. The shorter policy framework provides European politicians and policy-makers with Health 2020's main values and principles, and key strategic advice to support action for health and well-being. The longer policy framework and strategy give more detail in terms of evidence and practice. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    13400138 ISBN-13
 9789289000437
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
The WHO Regional Office for Europe commissioned this report to support the implementation of the health 2020 Framework. It builds on Governance for health in the 21st century: a study conducted for the WHO Regional office for Europe. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    18000250 ISBN-13
 9789289002936
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
In 2012, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe approved Health 2020 in two forms. This publication gives both. The shorter policy framework provides European politicians and policy-makers with Health 2020's main values and principles, and key strategic advice to support action for health and well-being. The longer policy framework and strategy give more detail in terms of evidence and practice. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000270 ISBN-13
 9789289014281
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
This report presents the health status of Europe, providing policy-makers and public health professionals with the epidemiological evidence base that underpins Health 2020, the new European policy framework. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    12402013 ISBN-13
 9789241564595
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 20,00
English
Everyone should have access to the health services they need without being forced into poverty when paying for them. This report argues that universal health coverage - with full access to high-quality services for prevention, treatment and financial risk protection - cannot be achieved without the evidence provided by scientific research. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    18000262 ISBN-13
 9789289000048
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CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This study of 12 countries provides an overview of recent changes in national governments' role in the governance of health systems, focusing on efforts to reconfigure responsibilities for health policy, regulation and management; the resultant policy priorities; and the initial impact. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    18000267 ISBN-13
 9789289014229
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CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Antibiotics have revolutionized the treatment of infectious diseases. But their use and misuse have resulted in the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. This is now a significant health problem: each year in the European Union alone, over 25 000 people die from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000269 ISBN-13
 9789289014267
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CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
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Author WHO
Year
2013 Order Number    18000239 ISBN-13
 9789289002776
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 24,50
English
Under the European Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care, the development of European reference networks was promoted as one of the prime areas for cross-border cooperation among Member States. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000247 ISBN-13
 9789289002752
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Governance for health describes the attempts of governments and other actors to steer communities, whole countries or even groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being. This study tracks recent governance innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000248 ISBN-13
 9789289002554
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
For hospital governance to be effective, it must incorporate two powerful and well-developed lines of health sector logic: on the one hand, national health policy and objectives; on the other, operational hospital management. One sphere is political, the other is technical. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    18000254 ISBN-13
 9789289042123
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Since 1990, the social and economic policies of the transition countries of central and eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia have diverged, including the way they have reformed the financing of their health systems. This book analyses this rich experience in a systematic way. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000256 ISBN-13
 9789289043052
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Despite considerable investments in health facilities worldwide, little systematic evidence is available on how to plan, design and build new facilities that maximize health gain and ensure that services are responsive to the legitimate expectations of users. This book brings together current knowledge about key dimensions of capital investment in the health sector. .../...
Title
Author Kickbusch, I., Pelikan, J.M., Apfel, F., Tsouros, A.D.
Year
2013 Order Number    13400134 ISBN-13
 9789289000154
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
As societies grow more complex and people are increasingly bombarded with health information and misinformation, health literacy becomes essential. People with strong health literacy skills enjoy better health and well-being, while those with weaker skills tend to engage in riskier behaviour and have poorer health. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000191 ISBN-13
 9789240691032
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Social protection services and income transfers are put in place by governments to reduce households vulnerability to poverty, to manage risks and counteract the negative impacts that unexpected life events may have on their income, wealth or health, and to lift them out of chronic poverty. .../...
Title
Author Palm, W., Glinos, I. A., Rechel, B., Garel, P., Busse, R., Figueras, J.
Year
2013 Order Number    13400129 ISBN-13
 9789289002769
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 24,50
English
Under the European Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care, the development of European reference networks was promoted as one of the prime areas for cross-border cooperation among Member States. .../...
Title
Author Steel, D., Cylus, J.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601409  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author O'Neill, C., McGregor, P., Merkur, S.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601410  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Longley, M., Riley, N., Davies, P., Hernandez-Quevedo, C.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601411  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    15202192 ISBN-13
 9789290615842
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    18000136 ISBN-13
 9789240690554
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Medical technologies - medicines, vaccines and medical devices - are essential for public health. Access to essential medicines and research to address neglected diseases have been a major concern for many years. More recently, the focus of health policy debate has broadened to consider how to promote innovation and how to ensure equitable access to all vital medical technologies. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    19300269 ISBN-13
 9789241503655
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Social protection services and income transfers are put in place by governments to reduce households vulnerability to poverty, to manage risks and counteract the negative impacts that unexpected life events may have on their income, wealth or health, and to lift them out of chronic poverty. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    19300275 ISBN-13
 9789241504645
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
Enhancing the competencies of health professionals is only one of the ways health care services can be improved. The management of information in particular has been shown to impact the quality of health care service delivery. A powerful approach is to improve the tools with which health and health-related data and information are collected, stored, accessed, disseminated and used. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    19300277 ISBN-13
 9789241504874
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Medical technologies - medicines, vaccines and medical devices - are essential for public health. Access to essential medicines and research to address neglected diseases have been a major concern for many years. More recently, the focus of health policy debate has broadened to consider how to promote innovation and how to ensure equitable access to all vital medical technologies. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    13400122 ISBN-13
 9789289014250
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CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
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Title
Year
2012 Order Number    11500846 ISBN-13
 9789241548465
Price
CHF 100,00  / US$ 120,00 Developing countries    CHF 70,00
English
Worldwide, the application of information and communication technologies to support national health-care services is rapidly expanding and increasingly important. This is especially so at a time when all health systems face stringent economic challenges and greater demands to provide more and better care, especially to those most in need. .../...
Title
Author Theodorou, M., Charalambous, C., Petrou, C., Cylus, J.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601406  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Dimova, A., Rahova, M., Moutafova, E, Atanasova, E., Koeva, S., Panteli, D., van Ginneken, E.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601403  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Kickbusch, I., Gleicher, D.
Year
2012 Order Number    13400121 ISBN-13
 9789289002745
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Governance for health describes the attempts of governments and other actors to steer communities, whole countries or even groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being. This study tracks recent governance innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    13400123 ISBN-13
 9789289014274
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
This report presents the health status of Europe, providing policy-makers and public health professionals with the epidemiological evidence base that underpins Health 2020, the new European policy framework. .../...
Title
Author Katsaga, A., Kulzhanov, M., Karanikolos, M., Rechel, Bernd
Year
2012 Order Number    13601404  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    13601405  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Author Olejaz, M., Juul Nielsen, A., Rudkjobing, A., Okkels Birk, H., Krasnik, A., Hernández-Quevedo, C.
Year
2012 Order Number    13601402  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    19300247 ISBN-13
 9789241503143
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
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2011 Order Number    11500837 ISBN-13
 9789241564397
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
This publication explores how the Internet has moved beyond an educational and research tool that once served as a social network for a few elite scientists and has been transformed into a commerce and health care juggernaut now accessible to much of the planet. However, this transformation has not been free of complications and challenges. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    13601308  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    15201192 ISBN-13
 9789290615583
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each profile is produced by country experts in collaboration with an international editor. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    19300248 ISBN-13
 9789241502580
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
By providing information on other sectors agendas and policy approaches, and their health impacts, and by illustrating areas for potential collaboration, the Social Determinants of Health Sectoral Briefing Series aims to encourage more systematic dialogue and problem solving, and more collaboration with other areas of government. .../...
Title
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2011 Order Number    19300249 ISBN-13
 9789241502290
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
By providing information on other sectors agendas and policy approaches, and their health impacts, and by illustrating areas for potential collaboration, the Social Determinants of Health Sectoral Briefing Series aims to encourage more systematic dialogue and problem solving, and more collaboration with other areas of government. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    19300250 ISBN-13
 9789241502498
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
By providing information on other sectors agendas and policy approaches, and their health impacts, and by illustrating areas for potential collaboration, the Social Determinants of Health Sectoral Briefing Series aims to encourage more systematic dialogue and problem solving, and more collaboration with other areas of government. .../...
Title
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2011 Order Number    04501711  
 
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
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The EMHJ was launched in 1995 as a peer-reviewed medical journal. Starting January 2010, the Journal has been given a new format and is now published monthly. The EMHJ serves as a forum for the dissemination of biomedical information through the publication of scientific research papers on a range of topics related to public health, with particular relevance to the Eastern Mediterranean Region. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    11500818 ISBN-13
 9789241564250
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. A powerful combination of factors is driving this change. .../...
Title
Author Boyle, S.
Year
2011 Order Number    13601301  
 
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series consists of country-based reviews that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. Each review is produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory's staff. .../...
Title
Year
2010 Order Number    11500804 ISBN-13
 9789241564144
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 20,00
English
The eHealth series is primarily meant for government ministries of health, information technology, and telecommunications, as well as others working in eHealth -academics, researchers, eHealth professionals, nongovernmental organizations, and donors. .../...
Title
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2010 Order Number    15200140 ISBN-13
 9789290614791
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Practice is crucial to prepare for emergencies. Health organizations may have preparedness and contingency plans yet only when these plans are put to a test through drills can managers determine gaps and areas that needed strengthening. Hospital drills are essential components to ensure that health professionals are prepared to face emergencies and disasters. .../...
Title
Year
2010 Order Number    11500790 ISBN-13
 9789241564038
Price
CHF 12,50  / US$ 15,00 Developing countries    CHF 8,75
English
This discussion paper brings together evidence and experience from around the world focusing on making health systems more gender responsive. There is a need to examine the various barriers as well as opportunities in order to make health systems work better for women, which has been a special concern for several decades now, by using a gender equality and health equity perspective. .../...
Title
Author Kutzin, J., Cashin, C., Jakab, M.
Year
2010 Order Number    13400101 ISBN-13
 9789289042116
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
Since 1990, the social and economic policies of the transition countries of central and eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia have diverged, including the way they have reformed the financing of their health systems. This book analyses this rich experience in a systematic way. .../...
Title
Year
2010 Order Number    11500796 ISBN-13
 9789241564052
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
When working with countries to measure and compare health systems functioning, it is important to strike a good balance between avoiding blueprints that do not allow for country contexts and specificities while also encouraging a degree of standardization that enables comparisons within and between countries as well as over time. .../...
Title
Year
2010 Order Number    11500785 ISBN-13
 9789241563970
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
*** This book was awarded First Prize in the 2011 British Medical Association Book Competition Award*** This book is a collection of analyses of the social determinants of health that impact on specific health conditions. .../...
Title
Year
2010 Order Number    13400094 ISBN-13
 9789289014175
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This booklet tells the story of the WHO Regional Office for Europe from its beginnings to its state in 2010. A way of keeping alive and handing on the history of this Office and its vital work, it covers five WHO regional directors for Europe and thousands of dedicated staff, not to mention the hundreds of programmes and policies they helped to create and carry out. .../...
Title
Author Mladovsky, P., Allin, S., Masseria, C., Hernández-Quevedo, C., McDaid, D., Mossialos, E.
Year
2010 Order Number    13400095 ISBN-13
 9789289041904
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic prosperity and Europe has seen improvements over the past few decades in both health status and living and working conditions. But this study investigates differences in health status within and between European countries and examines some of the challenges faced by those seeking a healthier and more equitable society. .../...
Title
Year
2009 Order Number    13400093 ISBN-13
 9789289014151
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Investing in health and health systems is especially important during times of crisis, such as the severe economic crisis and pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza. To address these issues, governments and policy-makers need information that is current, accurate, comparable and user-friendly. .../...
Title
Year
2009 Order Number    15400008 ISBN-13
 9789290223368
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
SPS, TRIPS, trade-distorting subsidies, Doha Paragraph Six... The language of trade and health is specialized and may seem obscure. But though the language may be daunting, international trade agreements now being negotiated affect all of us, and health professionals in particular need to master the terminology if they are to participate in the national debate on trade and health. .../...
Title
Year
2009 Order Number    15400009 ISBN-13
 9789290223429
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Poor people encounter high rates of illness and premature deaths from preventable causes and are thus more vulnerable to disease. In the WHO South-East Asia Region, many Member countries carry a significant proportion of the total burden of disease in the Region. .../...
Title
Author Rechel, B., Erskine, J., McKee, M., Dowdeswell, B., Wright, S.
Year
2009 Order Number    13400091 ISBN-13
 9789289041782
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Capital investment in European health systems has to take account of an array of challenges and opportunities: the demographic and epidemiological transitions associated with an ageing population; advances in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; rising public expectations; and persistent health inequalities. .../...
Title
Year
2009 Order Number    15200120 ISBN-13
 9789290614272
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Recent years have seen a growth in the evidence base on policies and actions to promote health equity. Despite efforts, however, the evidence shows that inequalities are increasing rather than decreasing in many countries. This may partly be due to faulty policy decisions. There is clearly need for a better evidence-based approach on health policies to achieve equity. .../...
Title
Author Thomson, S., Foubister, T., Mossialos, E.
Year
2009 Order Number    13400087 ISBN-13
 9789289041652
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Health care systems across the European Union face a common challenge: the high cost of health care. Governments strive to ensure that cost pressures do not undermine values such as universal coverage and equitable financing and access. .../...
Title
Author Rechel, B., Wright, S., Edwards, N., Dowdeswell, B., McKee, M.
Year
2009 Order Number    13400086 ISBN-13
 9789289043045
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Despite considerable investments in health facilities worldwide, little systematic evidence is available on how to plan, design and build new facilities that maximize health gain and ensure that services are responsive to the legitimate expectations of users. This book brings together current knowledge about key dimensions of capital investment in the health sector. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    15400004 ISBN-13
 9789290223337
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Countries and areas of WHO's South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions share many problems, including inadequate resources for health and a high burden of disease. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    15400005 ISBN-13
 9789290223160
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
Trade liberalization programme has become operational through the introduction of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) among South Asian nations. The agreement includes tobacco and tobacco products under the "sensitive list". This document lists ways in which trade in tobacco products can be managed under SAFTA in the context of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    15600046 ISBN-13
 9789290223344
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
The health situation in Member States of WHO's South-East Asia Region varies within and across countries. The Region accounts for around 25% of the world population yet it incurs 30% of the global disease burden. The Health Situation in the South-East Asia Region was first published in 1980 and the present volume is the eleventh in the series. .../...
Title
Author Garrido, M.V., Kristensen, F. B., Nielsen, C.P., Busse, R.
Year
2008 Order Number    13400082 ISBN-13
 9789289042932
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
***Highly commended in the 2009 BMA Medical Book Competition, public health category*** New technologies with the potential to improve the health of populations are continuously being introduced. But not every technological development results in clear health gains. .../...
Title
Author Wismar, M., McKee, M., Ernst, K., Srivastava, D., Busse, R
Year
2008 Order Number    13400080 ISBN-13
 9789289042840
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
Health targets can help to improve the governance of health systems. They express a commitment to achieve specified outputs over a defined period, and allow progress towards broad goals and objectives to be monitored. They may be quantitative or qualitative, and based on outcomes or processes. .../...
Title
Author Wismar, M., McKee, M., Ernst, K., Srivastava, D., Busse, R.
Year
2008 Order Number    13400073 ISBN-13
 9789289071833
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
This book provides a detailed review of the role of health technology assessment (HTA) in the European Union. It examines both method and process in the prioritization and financing of modern health care, and presents extensive case studies from Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    11500741 ISBN-13
 9789241563703
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 20,00
English
"...Reducing health inequities is, for the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, an ethical imperative. Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale." The Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health sets out key areas -of daily living conditions and of the underlying structural drivers that influence them- in which action is needed. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    11500746 ISBN-13
 9789241563741
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The task of addressing poverty, health and human rights cannot be handled by any single global institution and requires rigorous interdisciplinary and coordinated action. This is why the WHO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have worked together with a range of stakeholders to develop this guide. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    12402008 ISBN-13
 9789241563734
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 20,00
English
As nations seek to strengthen their health systems, they are increasingly looking to primary health care (PHC) to provide a clear and comprehensive sense of direction. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    11500737 ISBN-13
 9789241547512
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
This Health Metrics Network assessment tool is intended to achieve more than simply assess the strengths and weaknesses of the elements and operations of a national HIS. The mere process of conducting the assessment reaches and engages all stakeholders in the system. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    13400078 ISBN-13
 9789289071956
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
This international report is the fourth from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, a WHO collaborative cross-national study, and the most comprehensive. It presents the key findings on patterns of health among young people aged 11, 13 and 15 years in 41 countries and regions across the WHO European Region and North America in 2005/2006. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    11506674 ISBN-13
 9789241547529
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The World Health Organization estimates that 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2005 and 84 million people will die in the next 10 years if action is not taken. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where resources available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer are limited or nonexistent. Yet cancer is to a large extent avoidable. .../...
Title
Author McIntyre, D., Wayling, S.
Year
2008 Order Number    11500732 ISBN-13
 9789241563628
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
This publication provides an overview of health economics initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa and outlines a strategy for promoting further health economics capacity in the region. .../...
Title
Author Matthies, F., Bickler, G., Cardeñosa Marín, N., Hales, S.
Year
2008 Order Number    13400075 ISBN-13
 9789289071918
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
Climate change is leading to variations in weather patterns and an apparent increase in extreme weather events, including heat-waves. Recent heat-waves in the WHO European Region have led to a rise in related mortality but the adverse health effects of hot weather and heat-waves are largely preventable. .../...
Title
Author Legido-Quigley, H., McKee, M., Nolte, E.., Glinos, I.A.
Year
2008 Order Number    13400076 ISBN-13
 9789289071932
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
People have always travelled within Europe for work and leisure, although never before with the current intensity. Now, however, they are travelling for many other reasons, including the quest for key services such as health care. Whatever the reason for travelling, one question they ask is "If I fall ill, will the health care I receive be of a high standard?". .../...
Title
Author Simmons, R., Fajans, P., Ghiron, L.
Year
2008 Order Number    11500720 ISBN-13
 9789241563512
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This book considers the topic of scaling up from a particular vantage point. The focus is on ways to increase the impact of health service innovations that have been tested in pilot or experimental projects so as to benefit more people and to foster policy and programme development on a lasting, sustainable basis. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    11504674 ISBN-13
 9789241547406
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The World Health Organization estimates that 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2005 and 84 million people will die in the next 10 years if action is not taken. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where resources available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer are limited or nonexistent. Yet cancer is to a large extent avoidable. .../...
Title
Author Bossert, T., Bärnighausen, T., Bowser, D., Mitchell, A., Gedik, G.
Year
2007 Order Number    11500715 ISBN-13
 9789241547314
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
This book contains a method for assessing the financial, educational and management systems and policy context, essential for strategic planning and policy-development for human resources for health. This tool has been developed as an evidence-based comprehensive diagnostic aid to inform policy-making in low and middle income countries in regards to human resources for health. .../...
Title
Author Wismar, M., Blau, J., Ernst, K., Figueras, J.
Year
2007 Order Number    13400072 ISBN-13
 9789289072953
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
Health impact assessment (HIA) is a support tool for intersectoral decision- and policy-making. It is employed to assess the potential health consequences of pending decisions and it feeds this information back into the decision-making process. .../...
Title
Year
2007 Order Number    16100622 ISBN-13
 9789275116227
Price
CHF 110,00  / US$ 132,00 Developing countries    CHF 77,00
English
The 2007 edition of Health in the Americas offers two major innovations. The first provides, in addition to the present iteration of past trends in the Region, a vision of the future of health in the Americas. The second is a series of highlighted profiles on health challenges in each of the countries and how the respective national health sector is responding to those challenges. .../...
Title
Year
2007 Order Number    12402007 ISBN-13
 9789241563444
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 20,00
English
The World Health Report 2007 marks a turning point in the history of public health, and signals what could be one of the biggest advances in health security in half a century. In 1951, when WHO issued its first set of legally binding regulations aimed at preventing the international spread of disease, people travelled internationally by ship, and news was transmitted by telegram. .../...
Title
Year
2007 Order Number    11502674 ISBN-13
 9789241547116
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The World Health Organization estimates that 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2005 and 84 million people will die in the next 10 years if action is not taken. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where resources available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer are limited or nonexistent. Yet cancer is to a large extent avoidable. .../...
Title
Author Edwards, P., Tsouros, A.
Year
2006 Order Number    13400065 ISBN-13
 9789289021814
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
People's participation in physical activity is influenced by the built, natural and social environments in which people live as well as by personal factors such as sex, age, ability, time and motivation. The way people organize cities, design the urban environment and provide access to the natural environment can be an encouragement or a barrier to physical activity and active living. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    15200094 ISBN-13
 9789290612230
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CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
This publication examines the enforcement of public health legislation. Its underlying theme is that enforcement is not necessarily the same as the prosecution of offences. Other compliance tools should also be available that achieve the goal of enforcing the law without prosecution being necessary. .../...
Title
Author Chilsholm, D., Saxena, S., van Ommeren, M.
Year
2006 Order Number    11500692 ISBN-13
 9789241563338
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
The widening recognition of mental health as a significant international public health issue has led to an increasing need to demonstrate that investment of resources into service development is both required and also worthwhile. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    11500693 ISBN-13
 9789241563345
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
This book discusses key strategic options for private sector engagement in order to scale up malaria prevention and treatment. It aims to provide action-oriented and evidence-based guidance, applicable and/or adaptable to various countries and contexts, for options to involve the private sector and using public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the expansion of malaria control interventions. .../...
Title
Author Foubister, T., Thomson, S., Mossialos, E., McGuire, A.
Year
2006 Order Number    13400126 ISBN-13
 9789289022880
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 40,00
English
In comparative studies of health care, the United Kingdom's health care system continues to be categorized in terms of public finance and public provision. However, over 11% of the United Kingdom population has private medical insurance (PMI), and PMI is an important contributor to the United Kingdom s health economy (the market being worth almost £3 billion a year). .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    15200099 ISBN-13
 9789290612315
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CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
This handbook has been prepared for the guidance of practitioners involved in the policy-making or policy analysis process in the health agencies of Pacific island countries. WHO commissioned this work from two experienced policy practitioners who have had many years of experience in the policy process, both in the field and in academic settings. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    15200090 ISBN-13
 9789290611431
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
This guide focuses on health economics and financing with the objectives of providing readers with a basic vocabulary and understanding of the most important issues. The guide is organized into 5 main sections. Section 1 discusses some key health and development issues, including health and poverty, as well as globalization. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    11500687 ISBN-13
 9789241563307
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
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Title
Year
2006 Order Number    13400062 ISBN-13
 9789289013864
Price
CHF 18,00  / US$ 21,60 Developing countries    CHF 12,60
English
This booklet describes the outbreak of human cases of avian influenza in Turkey and the national and international response. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    13400064 ISBN-13
 9789289022958
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Health is increasingly seen as a robust predictor of economic growth. .../...