A brief history of the World Health Organization

  title={A brief history of the World Health Organization},
  author={Michael Mccarthy},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • M. Mccarthy
  • Published 12 October 2002
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • The Lancet

International Sanitary Conferences from the Ottoman perspective (1851–1938)

The backdrop to the epidemics of the nineteenth century was the Industrial Revolution with the rapid increase of the urban population, unsanitary settlements in the vicinity of factories, long

Traditional inoculation practices that led to the development of modern vaccination Techniques: A review

  • Tadesse Mehari
  • Political Science
    Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
  • 2021
Most developments in biotechnology during the last few decades focused on the potential applications of human health, vaccination being the most prominent invention to date. Disease prevention is the

The International Health Regulations

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The WHO, the global governance of health and pandemic politics

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Potential global pandemics: the role of the WHO and other public health bodies.

In light of the emergence of the new coronavirus in China, Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses the response strategies adopted by international and national

Obstructed labour.

Tackling the problem of obstructed labour will require universal adequate nutritional intake from childhood and the ability to access adequately equipped and staffed clinical facilities when problems arise in labour.

"Dancing to the Tune of the Donor": Donor Funding and Local Implementation of Initiatives to Assist Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Uganda, 1986 - 2011

This study examines the initiatives of locally-founded non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local chapters of international NGOs (INGO), and the government of Uganda to attend to the physical, social, and emotional needs of OVC (through the provision of food, education, health care, housing, and social support).

Maternofetal outcome in obstructed labour in a tertiary care hospital

Obstructed labour is a preventable condition prevalent in developing countries and improving nutrition, antenatal care, early diagnosis and timely intervention may result in a decrease in incidence of morbidity and mortality.

Reproductive Justice and the History of Prenatal Supplementation: Ethics, Birth Spacing, and the “Priority Infant” Model in The Gambia: Winner of the 2019 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

This essay contributes to transnational feminist science studies by showing how a well-intentioned intervention instrumentalizes the bodies of poor women and women of color, modeling them as passive yet suspect vessels for infant growth, comprehensible only in relation to the types of interventions made by public health organizations.

A Case Study of Primary Healthcare Services in Isu, Nigeria

This case study explored the perceptions of community residents and healthcare providers regarding residents’ access to primary healthcare services in the rural area of Isu and found that residents lack knowledge of and confidence in available primary healthcare Services, but regularly use traditional healers even though these healers are not recognized by local government administrators.