This 2011 update of Guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis is intended as a tool for use by public health professionals working in response to the Sixty-second World Health Assembly’s resolution on prevention and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.
This global annual report covers 106 malaria-endemic countries and highlights continued progress made towards meeting the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets for malaria to be achieved by the end of 2010 and by 2015. Outlines evolving situation of financing for malaria control and how these growing resources have resulted in increased coverage of WHO-recommended malaria control interventions.
This document is intended to provide an overview on why and how adaptation policies should consider the vulnerability of, and new risk elements for, health and environment arising from water services management during adverse weather episodes.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the world's largest infectious killer. The Global tuberculosis control report 2010 shows that efforts by national TB programmes to engage all care providers in controlling the disease can be particularly effective. This report also profiles the TB situation in 212 countries and territories.
Good health is essential to human welfare and to sustained economic and social development. WHO's Member States have set themselves the target of developing their health financing systems to ensure that all people can use health services, while being protected against financial hardship associated with paying for them.
The global report Hidden cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings is one important component of the overall WHO and UN-HABITAT strategy to strengthen the response of the local, national and global health communities to reduce health inequities in an increasingly urbanized world.
Drinking-water quality is an issue of concern for human health in developing and developed countries world-wide. The risks arise from infectious agents, toxic chemicals and radiological hazards. Experience highlights the value of preventive management approaches spanning from water resource to consumer.