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Enhanced global strategy for further reducing the disease burden due to leprosy (plan period: 2011-2015)

REGIONAL OFFICE FOR SOUTH EAST ASIA, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2009

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This document presents an overview of the concepts, ethics and guiding principles of the Enhanced Global Strategy. This is accompanied by the updated Operational Guidelines that outline practical suggestions for the implementation of leprosy control activities based on current evidence, professional knowledge and best practices. It is expected that these documents will assist leprosy-endemic countries in developing their own country-specific strategies and plans of action in order to sustain and provide high quality services to individuals and communities that need them

Ensuring equitable access to antiretroviral treatment for women : WHO/UNAIDS policy statement

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2005

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This policy brief identifies actions needed to address the gender dimensions of equity in access to ART. It identifies four key areas: development of a supportive policy environment; strengthening health systems to make them more responsive to the specific needs of women and men; promotion of programmes that overcome obstacles to equitable access; development of benchmarks and indicators to measure progress. This brief addresses each area in turn

Global health watch 2005-2006 : an alternative world health report

LEMA, Claudia
et al
2005

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This report is the result of a collaboration of leading popular movements, NGOs, activists, academics and health workers. It provides an evidence-based analysis of the political economy of health and health care and challenges policies and initiatives of global organisations including the World Bank, the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Many key issues relevant to health are covered, including health care services and systems, health of vulnerable groups, climate change, food and water, education, armed conflicts. Part E also provides and assessment of the impact global institutions, transnational corporations and rich countries. This report is a call for action, directed to health workers and activists and national and international policy-makers

Interim policy on collaborative TB/HIV issues

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Stop TB Department and Department of HIV/AIDS
2004

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This policy responds to a demand from countries for immediate guidance on which collaborative TB/HIV activities to implement and under what circumstances. It is complementary to and in synergy with the established core activities of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes. Implementing the DOTS strategy is the core activity for tuberculosis control. Similarly, infection and disease prevention and health promotion activities and the provision of treatment and care form the basis for HIV/AIDS control. This policy does not call for the institution of a new specialist or independent disease control programme. It rather promotes enhanced collaboration between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programmes in the provision of a continuum of quality care at service-delivery level for people with, or at risk of tuberculosis and people living with HIV/AIDS

Investing in a comprehensive health sector response to HIV/AIDS : scaling up treatment and accelerating prevention

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2004

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This document presents WHO's strategic and resource framework for WHO's HIV/AIDS programme for January 2004 to December 2005. It describes the work of WHO in providing support to countries as they develop and implement their national scale-up plans. It encompasses activities in five functional areas: strategic information; advocacy and policy; technical and normative guidance; country capacity-building; and operations research and knowledge management

Reproductive health strategy

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2004

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The strategy presented in this document is the World Health Organization's first global strategy on reproductive health. It was adopted by the 57th World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2004. Three of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are directly related to reproductive and sexual health, namely, improving maternal health, reducing child mortality and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. This strategy addresses five priority aspects of reproductive and sexual health: improving antenatal, delivery, postpartum and newborn care; providing high-quality services for family planning, including infertility services; eliminating unsafe abortion; combating sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, reproductive tract infections, cervical cancer and other gynaecological morbidities; and promoting sexual health. This document is intended for policy-makers within governments, international agencies, professional associations, nongovernmental organisations and other institutions

Primary health care : a framework for future strategic directions

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. Evidence and Information for Policy
2003

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This report was commissioned by WHO to address the relevance of primary health care (PHC) in a changing world. It addresses three questions: what contribution does WHO see PHC being able to make, at Member State level, in improving the health of populations in the future? How should WHO be helping countries to optimize the contribution PHC can make to improve population health? and, What capacities will WHO need to operate in that way? The first four sections of the report summarise the context for, and outcomes from, the global PHC reviews (undertaken by each regional office) to date. The remaining sections then suggest a range of possible future strategic directions which could inform policy development for PHC, particularly at country level

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