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The State of the World's Children 1996: 50th Anniversary Edition

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) has made its "The State of the World's Children 1996" available on the Internet. Included are sections on Children in War, Anti-War Agenda, Fifty Years for Children, and Regional Spotlight. Also included are statistical tables dealing with such variables as nutrition, health, education, basic indicators, demographic indicators, and women, among others. ...
World Health Organization (WHO) Report on the Tuberculosis Epidemic 1997: Use DOTS more widely!

At the heart of this new World Health Organization report is the advocacy of DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course) as a strategy for "reversing the course of a frightening global TB epidemic." It contains a listing of the benefits of DOTS, the elements of the DOTS strategy, and information on the thirteen countries (containing 75% of the world's TB cases) that "will largely determine...
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health

The Global Health Network, an Internet "global training programme in public health," directed by Ronald E. LaPorte of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburg, and Shunichi Akazawa of the World Health Organization, among others, has recently released this new online Epidemiology course. The course consists of seventeen annotated slide based lectures at this time,...
World Health Report 1999

The World Health Organization (WHO) released their 1999 report on the state of the World's Health. Citing successes in the decline of mortality and an increase in health and economic productivity for much of the world, the report balances its good news with analysis of continuing problems of malnutrition, infectious diseases, tuberculosis, and tobacco use in much of the developing world. Data...
AIDS epidemic update: December 1998

This new update from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by the end of the year 33.4 million people will be infected with HIV, ten percent more than one year ago. Almost every country in the world has seen new infections in 1998, but new cases have been concentrated in the developing world, home of 95% of all HIV-infected...
World Health Report 2000 Health Systems: Improving Performance

Published on June 21, this year's annual report from the World Health Organization (WHO) represents the first ever analysis of the world's health systems. "Using five performance indicators to measure health systems in 191 member states, it finds that France provides the best overall health care followed among major countries by Italy, Spain, Oman, Austria and Japan." The US, though it spends a...
Report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, June 2000

Released ahead of the thirteenth International AIDS Conference, which begins on July 9 in Durban, South Africa, UNAIDS's second comprehensive report is sobering reading indeed. For the first time, the impact of AIDS on young people has been calculated, and the report concludes that up to half of all fifteen-year-olds in the most severely affected African countries (primarily sub-Saharan) will...
WHO: A World Free of Tuberculosis

According to this site from the World Health Organization (WHO), the work completed on tuberculosis between the years 2000 and 2014 has saved over 43 million lives. In fact, TB mortality has been halved since the year 1990. On this site, readers will find reports on the WHO's Global Action Framework for TB Research, as well as the post-2015 strategy to end TB. The expansive Areas of Work section...
Global Health Council

Created in 1972, the Global Health Council (then known as the National Council of International Health) was created to identify priority world health problems and report on them to a wide range of parties, including government agencies and the global health community. In order to disseminate its findings and keep the public informed, the Council has created this well-organized website. The...
Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is well-regarded for its numerous public health studies that span the globe and its extensive publication series, which includes working papers, reports, factsheets, and its _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_(BLT). From this webpage, visitors can peruse the current issue of the Bulletin, or browse the complete run of the Bulletin all the way back to the...
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