The objective of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework is to improve pandemic influenza preparedness and response, and strengthen the protection against the pandemic influenza by improving and strengthening the WHO global influenza surveillance and response system ("WHO GISRS"), with the objective of a fair, transparent, equitable, efficient, effective system for, on an equal

The Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2010 is the first report on the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, along with their risk factors and determinants.

This publication is the first to focus on the specific needs and challenges of girls and women at risk of, or living with, NCDs.

This document provides guidance for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water and use water for food preparation; wash, shower, swim or use water for other recreational activities; or be exposed to aerosols produced by water-using devices, such as cooling towers. It is intended to be a useful resource for training and information material.


This technical manual aims to help governments improve health and increase revenues by identifying a set of “best practices” for tobacco taxation.

In May 2007, resolution WHA60.1 of the World Health Assembly requested the Director‐General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to undertake a major review, in 2010, of the state  of smallpox research  and  additional related research  needed for  public  health purposes.  This was undertaken so that the sixty‐fourth World Health Assembly, in

Neglected tropical diseases blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These close companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global public health outcomes.

The first WHO report presents evidence to demonstrate that activities undertaken to prevent and control neglected tropical diseases are producing results - and that achievements are being recognized.

Significant programmatic experience and research evidence regarding HIV
and infant feeding have accumulated since WHO's recommendations on
infant feeding in the context of HIV were last revised in 2006.