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Current recommendations for treatment of tetanus during humanitarian emergencies : WHO technical note
World Health Organization ( 2010 )
Current situation of African trypanosomiasis / F. A. Kuzoe
Kuzoe, Felix A ( 1993 )
[Current situation of health services in northern districts of the West Bank, Palestine]
Al Khatib, E.A.; Osman, R.M. ( 2006 )
We assessed the current situation of health services in the northern districts of the West Bank of Palestine as regards the providers of the services, the services provided, the human resources working in the services and the sufficiency of the services with respect to the size of the populations. We found that 21% of the total population in the northern districts did not have private medical clinics and 13% did not even have primary health care centers. There has been an increase in the number of governmental primary health care centers and a decrease in the number of nongovernmental and charitable centers since the Palestinian National Authority took over responsibility for public health services through the Ministry of Health
Current situation of onchocerciasis control in the African Region: information document
Regional Committee for Africa, 56 ( 2011-06-22 )
1. Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness is a dreaded, disfiguring disease caused by parasitic worms which enter the body via the bite of a small blood-sucking fly, Simulium damnosum or blackfly. Onchocerciasis occurs in 30 countries in Africa, 29 of which belong to the WHO African Region. It was estimated that 142 629 613 people were at risk of the disease in the Region as of 2004. 2. Blindness is by far the most serious manifestation of onchocerciasis, afflicting up to one third of individuals living in communities hit by the disease. It is reported in the literature that onchocerciasis causes 46 000 new cases of blindness annually and that about 37 million people are heavily infected and at risk of developing skin disease. Because of the threat of river blindness, entire communities are forced to abandon their fertile lands for less productive ones. River blindness therefore affects the socioeconomic well-being of communities. 3. In 1974, the international community established the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) in west Africa which covered 11 affected countries. The initial main strategy of the OCP was aerial insecticide spraying over fast-flowing rivers. In 1987, ivermectin was registered for human use, and Merck & Co., Inc. donated it free-of-charge as long as needed for onchocerciasis treatment.
Current Statuas of Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Recommendation for Control Strategy in Viet Nam.
Tien, Tran Van; Chac, Tien Nguyen; Nam, Vu Sinh; Huu, Tam Nguyen; Thuy, Hoa Nguyen; Thu, Ten Nguyen ( 1993-03 )
Current status of allergen immunotherapy (hyposensitization : memorandum from a WHO/IUIS meeting
( 1989 )
The Current status of antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe : report of a WHO workshop held in collaboration with the Italian Associazione Culturale Microbiologia Medica, Verona, Italy, 12 December 1997
World Health Organization. Division of Emerging and Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control ( 1998 )
Current status of breast-feeding in Alexandria governorate: a community-based study
Kamel, Nahed Mohamed; Ibrahim, Afaf Gaber; Aref, Soha Rashed; Ziyo, Fatma Youssef ( 1997 )
This study was carried out to provide baseline data for various indicators measuring breast-feeding and bottle-feeding practices in Alexandria. In 1995, a total of 1080 children aged below 24 months, equally distributed among six age groups, were selected for a household 24-hour dietary survey. The findings indicated that only 42.2% of infants below 4 months were currently exclusively breast-fed, while 21.1% were predominantly breast-fed. Hence, the rate of breast-feeding was 63.3%. The prevalence rate of timely complementary feeding was 62.3%. Continued breast-feeding rate at 1 year was 64.4%, and at 2 years was 33.9%. The bottle-feeding rate [among infants less than 12 months] was 44.3%
Current status of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic / M. Douba, A. Mowakeh, & A. Wali
Douba, M; Mowakeh, A; Wali, A ( 1997 )
Current status of dengue diagnosis at the center for disease control, Taiwan.
Shu, Pei-Yun; Chang, Shu-Fen; Yueh, Yi-Yun; Chow, Ling; Chien, Li-Jung; Kuo, Yu-Chung; Su, Chien-Lin; Liao, Tsai-Ling; Lin, Ting-Hsiang; Huang, Jyh-Hsiung ( 2004-12 )
Current Status of Dengue/ Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in WHO South-East Asia Region.
Prasittisuk, Chusak; Andjaparidze, A G; Kumar, Vijay ( 1998-12 )
Current status of dermatology residency training in Saudi Arabia: trainees' perspectives
AlGhamdi, K.M. ( 2008 )
A cross-sectional survey was conducted to look at different aspects of dermatology residency programmes in Saudi Arabia from the residents' perspective. Self-administered questionnaires about future plans, academic activities, examinations, training, workload, surgical procedures, residents' rights and satisfaction were distributed to all 27 residents in all training centres during March-May 2004; 22 [81%] responded. The survey found that 50% of residents were not satisfied with their training and felt they were inadequately trained. Experience of performing certain procedures was much less than for residents in a similar study in the United States of America, and 50% of residents had not received any dermatologic surgery training. Moreover, 36% of residents had been verbally humiliated during their training
Current status of kala-azar and vector control in China / Guan Li-ren
Guan, Li-Ren ( 1991 )
Current status of nosocomial infections in the Lebanese Hospital Center, Beirut
Al Hajje, A.; Ezedine, M.; Hammoud, H.; Awada, S.; Rachidi, S.; Zein, S.; Salameh, P. ( 2012 )
Nosocomial infections are a significant problem and hospitals need to be aware of their nosocomial infection status. This retrospective study aimed to identify nosocomial bacterial infections in patients admitted to the Lebanese Hospital Center from January 2006 to January 2008 and determine the causative micro-organisms, the antibiotic sensitivity of the micro-organisms and evaluate the hospital treatment. In total 96 patients with nosocomial infection were included. Urinary infections were the commonest nosocomial infections [42%] followed by pulmonary infections [28%]. Gram-negative bacteria were responsible for 89% of nosocomial infections and staphylococci for 7%, with Esherichia coli and Pseudomonos alrogenosa being the most common [46% and 26% respectively] The organisms were resistant to multiples antibiotics and 18% of the patients were treated with imipenem, 7% with vancomycin, 42% with third-generation cephalosporins and 24% with amikacin. Hospital hygiene measures and antibiotic prescription policies are required to fight nosocomial infections and reduce antibiotic resistance among organisms
Current status of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV3) vaccine development : memorandum from a joint WHO/NIAID meeting
( 1997 )
Current status of routine immunization and polio eradication in the African region: challenges and recommendations
Regional Committee for Africa, 60 ( 2011-05-26 )
BACKGROUND 1. An estimated 2–3 million childhood deaths are averted each year through vaccination while approximately 600 000 adult deaths are prevented annually, thanks to hepatitis B vaccination.1 2. The potential for vaccination to contribute to even greater mortality reduction and accelerate attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDG), particularly MDG4, can be realized with further improvements in vaccination coverage and large-scale introduction of new vaccines targeting an increasing number of infectious diseases. 3. The 2006–2009 Regional EPI Strategic Plan2 developed in line with the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS)3 identified five main strategic areas including strengthening routine immunization and poliomyelitis eradication. 4. In 2008, the Regional Committee for Africa endorsed the Ouagadougou Declaration on Primary Health Care and Health Systems in Africa,4 urging Member States to continue investing in national health systems. 5. In 2009, Member States adopted a regional measles elimination goal5 to be attained by 2020 and endorsed a stepwise approach requiring the attainment by 2012 of the proposed pre-elimination targets.
Current Status of Routine Immunization and Polio Eradication in the African Region: Challenges and Recommendations : (Document AFR/RC60/14)
Regional Committee for Africa, 60 ( 2010 )
Current status of the ARI Programme in the Eastern Mediterranean region / by M. H. Wahdan
Wahdan, Mohammad Helmi; World Health Organization. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Infections Unit; Technical Advisory Group on Acute Respiratory Infections Meeting. (2nd : 1985 : Geneva, Switzerland) ( 1985 )
Current status of the global eradication of poliomyelitis / Rudolf H. Tangermann ...[et al.]
Tangermann, Rudolf H; Aylward, Bruce; Birmingham, Maureen; Horner, Rachel; Olivé, Jean-Marc; Nkowane, Benjamin M; Hull, Harry Frazer; Burton, Anthony ( 1997 )
Current Status on the implementation of TB-HIV collaborative activities in the Americas. Results of a survey in the countries of the Region. 2012
Pan American Health Organization ( 2012 )
[Introduction]. Since the publication of the TB/HIV collaborative activities in 2004 by WHO, PAHO has adapted them and worked jointly with the countries in order to accelerate the implementation of these activities. Each year, in a regional meeting with the managers of the HIV and TB programs from countries with the highest co-infection burden, the situation is evaluated and priority activities for the next year are identified and planned. The last TB/HIV meeting was held in Panama in July of 2011, aimed at determining the progress made in terms of the implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities in the Americas. In such occasion, the participants completed a survey to document the current situation and the difficulties encountered during the implementation of the program that later was extended to the rest of the countries in the region. In this document, we summarize the principal findings of this survey, along with conclusions and specific recommendations.