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Uniting the world in the fight against influenza: the global influenza surveillance and response system
The global influenza surveillance and response system
GISRS is a truly unique global public health achievement and one of the most enduring international public health collaborations in history. From its early beginnings as a network of 26 laboratories, GISRS now encompasses more than 150 laboratories in more than 100 countries. These laboratories provide the expertise needed to vigilantly monitor and quickly respond to the continuous threat posed by seasonal, zoonotic and pandemic influenza viruses. .../...
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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.
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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
Soft tissue and bone
Female reproductive organs
Lung pleura, thymus and heart
Urinary system and male genital organs
Head and neck tumours
Endocrine organs
Tumours of the Eye
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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
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Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
   No. 7
International Medical Guide for Ships

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