Community control of genetic and congenital disorders
AbstractThis publication critically reviews the data available on the epidemiological characteristics of congenital and genetically determined disorders and evaluates their present magnitude within the Region. It aims to increase, among health policy-makers and the health professions, awareness of these disorders as an issue of increasing concern to public health. Feasible interventions and public health approaches for prevention are discussed, with particular emphasis on the role of primary health care. In order to respond to the pressing need for action to control these disorders in member states, a structure and guidelines for the establishment of prevention and control programmes within the existing health care systems are proposed
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (1997). Community control of genetic and congenital disorders. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119571
WHO EMRO Technical Publications Series (24), 1997
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