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CDROM Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals. 2014
WHO Guidelines, Related Guidance and GXPs Training Materials
Quality assurance of pharmaceutical products is a continuing concern of WHO. Despite efforts made around the world to ensure a supply of quality and effective medicines, substandard products still compromise health-care delivery in many countries. .../...
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WHO e-Collections 2014-2015
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Cancer Publications including IARC titles
WHO is the exclusive distributor of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) publications. To view IARC and WHO books in the field of cancer and pathology, please consult our catalogue: Cancer.

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.

Evaluation of Certain Veterinary Drug Residues in Food
This report represents the conclusions of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee convened to evaluate the safety of residues of certain veterinary drugs in food and to recommend maximum levels for such residues in food.

Global Tuberculosis Report 2014
This is the nineteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It 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.

Top Bestsellers 2014:
International Certificates of Vaccination

WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Genital Organs. Fourth edition

Quantification Addendum: International Medical Guide for Ships. Third edition

International Medical Guide for Ships, 3rd edition

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children. Second edition

International Health Regulations (2005). Second edition

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast. Fourth edition

WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. Fourth edition

World Cancer Report 2014

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth


British Medical Association highly commends WHO books in 2013 Medical Book Competition:

Three recent WHO books have been "highly commended" in the 2013 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast, 4th edition was highly commended in the pathology category and A Review of Human Carcinogens was highly commended in the public health category. These books are published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Social determinants of health and well-being among young people. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2009/2010 survey was highly commended in the health and social care category . This book is published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The awards were announced at a ceremony at BMA House in London, United Kingdom, on 17 September.

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
Vector-borne diseases are one of the greatest contributors to human mortality and morbidity in tropical settings and beyond. Although significant progress is being made in
combating some diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis and Chagas disease, other diseases such as dengue continue to spread at an alarming pace.

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

To view the recent books published on this topic, browse through the Vector Diseases Catalogue and the Parasitic Diseases Catalogue.

  Special offers
WHO is pleased to grant a special 50% discount on the following publications. Prices shown already include the 50% discount:

Public Health Campaigns: Getting the Message Across
WSH CD-ROM Water, Sanitation and Health Electronic Library, Fifth Edition
WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation
Strengthening Health Management in Districts and Provinces
Training in the Community for People with Disabilities
Macroeconomics and Health: Investing in Health for Economic Development
Global Strategy for Infant and Young Children Feeding
WHO Model Formulary 2008
Tuberculosis and Air Travel. Third Edition

Challenge of Obesity in the WHO European Region and the Strategies for Response
Control Technology for the Formulation and Packing of Pesticides
Guidelines for Preclinical Evaluation and Clinical Trials in Osteoporosis
Children in the New Millennium
Anaesthesia at the District Hospital WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants

and also special price offers for packages of essential manuals from WHO:

Essentials in Laboratory Practice
Five key manuals to improve laboratory operations and diagnostics, and a CD-ROM on GMP.

WHO's Essential Manuals for District Hospitals
Seven key manuals that provide evidence-based clinical practices that can save lives.

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