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Patient Safety-Infection Prevention and Control

WHO has developed resources for assessing, implementing and sustaining patient safety initiatives, such as infection prevention and control for health personnel. Such procedures underpin safe practice in all health settings and are clearly important to everyone when faced with the … Continue reading

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WHO Launches the WHO Global Medicines Safety Database

This announcement is taken from HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: http://www.hifa2015.org WHO Launches Open Access to the WHO Global Medicines Safety Database http://www.who.int/medicines/news/glob_pharmvig_database_media/en/ Pharmacovigilance, or drug safety, is the primary method used to identify hazards associated with medicinal products and with minimizing … Continue reading

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L’Observatoire Africain de la Santé : une source d’information sur la santé détaillée

Le Bureau régional de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé pour l’Afrique, installé à Brazzaville, République du Congo, a créé son site de l’Observatoire Africain de la Santé au http://www.aho.afro.who.int/ En plus de fournir un accès gratuit aux statistiques clés (dans … Continue reading

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Rapid increase on access to full-text literature since the launch of IRIS in June 2012

Ian Roberts, Coordinator of the WHO Library and Information Networks for Knowledge reports on HIFA2015 that, “WHO’s Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) is increasing free access to WHO published material in the six official languages with its growing collection … Continue reading

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National eHealth Strategy Toolkit

Worldwide, the application of information and communication technologies to support national health care services is rapidly expanding and increasingly important. This is especially so at a time when all health systems face stringent economic challenges and greater demands to provide … Continue reading

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mHealth: new horizons for health through mobile technologies

This is a very interesting publication from WHO – but long and 3.4 Mb to download. It covers the use of mobile technology for professional consultations, health call centres, reminders about medication/ appointments and alerts about epidemics to name but … Continue reading

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