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Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2014
This global status report is the second in a triennial series tracking worldwide progress in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The majority of NCDs are preventable. This report gives encouraging evidence that premature NCD deaths can indeed be significantly reduced worldwide.

The primary target audience of this report are Ministers of Health. The report provides information on voluntary global targets and how to scale up national efforts to attain them, in a sustainable manner. .../...
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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
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart. Fourth edition
This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases
This report repositions a group of 17 neglected tropical diseases on the global development agenda at a time of profound transitions in the economies of endemic countries and in thinking about the overarching objectives of development.

WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines
It is clear that securing a rapid transition to clean, efficient and modern household energy systems for cooking, heating, lighting and other household uses will be challenging.The overall objective of these guidelines is to inform and support governments and their implementing partners to bring about this transition as quickly and equitably as is feasible.

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
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 Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control, is an opportunity to highlight the wide range of actions needed to effectively prevent, treat and control
the many forms of cancer. The day, the theme of which in 2015 is "Not beyond us", offers WHO an opportunity to demonstrate the Organization?s policies and programmes for countries to reduce their cancer burden. The Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020 offers the overall framework for country action.

To find more information on this topic, please visit the World cancer day web site.

To view the recent books published on this topic, browse through the Cancer catalogue.
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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

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Essentials in Laboratory Practice
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