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Concepts of health behaviour research: working paper
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 1986-04-09 )
Concepts of species in trypanosomatids
Momen, Hooman ( 2003-10-01 )
This paper is a commentary on "Species concepts for trypanosomes: from morphological to molecular definitions?" by Wendy Gibson published in this journal 1. Taxonomy has been traditionally based on expert opinion which is influenced among other factors by the philosophical and educational background of the expert concerned. This has resulted in widely different criteria for species among the trypanosomatids when compared to the actual genetic diversity involved. Gibson's paper presents an example of this within the trypanosome sub-genera. Although attempts have been made to put taxonomy on a more objective basis expert opinion still appears to dominate in the actual classifications in use.
Conceptual and strategic approach to family practice: towards universal health coverage through family practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean ( 2014 )
Improving access to high-quality health care is one of the seven priorities for health system strengthening in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Experience from across the world has shown that the family practice approach can increase household’s access to a defined package of quality health services at an affordable cost. The purpose of this document is to provide insight to public health policy-makers and managers of what it takes to introduce or strengthen family practice programmes as the principal approach for the delivery of quality and effective health care services and to help realize commitments made in national health policies and strategies for moving towards universal health coverage.