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World Malaria Report 2013
This edition of the World Malaria Report summarizes the current status of malaria control worldwide. It reviews progress towards internationally agreed goals and targets, and describes trends in funding, intervention coverage and malaria cases and deaths. In 2013, there are 97 countries and territories with ongoing malaria transmission, and 6 countries in the prevention of reintroduction phase, making a total of 103 countries and territories in which malaria is presently considered endemic. Globally, an estimated 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria. .../...
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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.

New Fourth Edition volumes available:
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System

WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoeitic and Lymphoid Tissues

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System.

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast.

WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone. NOW AVAILABLE

WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Genital Organs. COMING SOON

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:
Safe Management of Wastes from Health-care Activities. Second edition
This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book".

WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Genital Organs. EXPECTED APRIL 2014

Top Bestsellers 2013:
International Certificates of Vaccination

WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone. Fourth edition

Safe Abortion. Second edition

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and health (ICF). Pocket-sized book

International Medical Guide for Ships, 3rd edition

International Health Regulations (2005). Second edition

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

International Travel and Health 2012

Quantification Addendum: International Medical Guide for Ships. Third edition

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast. Fourth edition


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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