World Health Organization

  title={World Health Organization},
  author={Carmen Dolea and Carla AbouZahr},
  journal={Medical Care Research and Review},
  pages={581 - 581}
The tenth Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), held in Geneva from May 7 to 24, 1957, was attended by the delegates of 79 member and associate member states. After unanimously electing Dr. S. Al-Wahbi (Iraq) president, the Assembly adopted the report of the Committee on Credentials by 58 votes to o with 5 abstentions. 

World Health Organization

  • U. OgbuO. Arah
  • Political Science, Medicine
    International Encyclopedia of Public Health
  • 2008
How the World Health Organization started, its functions, and what it is doing to maintain its relevance in the twenty-first century are discussed.

The world health organization: The (un)attainable ideal?

The central part of the paper focuses on the activities of the WHO during the Covid-19 pandemic, through the clarification of the concept of public health emergency of international concern and the use of International Health Regulations.

World Health Organization

During 1955, Dr. Candau stated, substantial results had been achieved in three categories of programs: the fight against communicable diseases, the strengthening of national health services, and the raising of standards of education and training for all types of health personnel.

Going Global: The World Health Organization

  • L. Leape
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Making Healthcare Safe
  • 2021
Where was the World Health Organization on patient safety? Patient safety was taking off in the USA and the UK, and there were stirrings in Canada, Australia, Denmark, Spain, and a few other European

International Collaboration for Global Public Health

There is a long tradition of global collaboration in biomedicine and public health, ranging from medical outposts in rural communities run by foreign missionaries to the Pan American Health Organization established by a collective of sovereign governments.

Do the current cases reported to the WHO provide a realistic incidence rate of countries infected with COVID-19?

In compliance with the International Health Regulations (IHR), endorsed by 196 countries in 2005, it has been agreed that all World Health Organization (WHO) member states will contribute to preven...

The World Health Organization's changing goals and expectations concerning malaria, 1948-2019.

  • S. Litsios
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Historia, ciencias, saude--Manguinhos
  • 2020
An historical account of the globally changing ideas on control and elimination of the disease is presented and it is argued that insufficient attention was paid to strengthening health services and specialized human resources.

Poliomyelitis: Present Epidemiological Situation and Vaccination Problems

In 1988 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared its commitment to the goal of global eradication of poliomyelitis by the year 2000, generating new enthusiasm in pursuing this objective

WHO’s to blame? The World Health Organization and the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Abstract Since 2001 the World Health Organization (WHO) has been actively promoting its credentials for managing ‘global health security’. However, the organisation’s initial response to the 2014

An Exploration of Conceptual and Temporal Fallacies in International Health Law and Promotion of Global Public Health Preparedness

The government of Indonesia announced that it would withhold strains of H5N1 avian influenza virus from the World Health Organization in 2007 and signed a memorandum of agreement with Baxter Healthcare to purchase samples and presumably ensure access to subsequent vaccines at a discount.



Industrial Toxicology

ANY review of the present field of industrial toxicology necessarily suffers from the fact that it is more or less an ‘interim’ report, issued during a period when comparatively little has been added


INTRODUCTION IN Part I of this series (Harvey’) it was shown that some commercial samples of 4 : 6-dinitro-o-cresol* (DNOC) were relatively pure and that their LD50 values for rats were similar to

ON THE METABOLISM OF SOME AROMATIC NITROCOMPOUNDS BY DIFFERENT SPECIES OF ANIMAL: Part II. The Elimination of Various Nitro‐Compounds from the Blood of Different Species of Animal

1 Four aromatic nitro‐compounds have been studied, and it has been found that they are eliminated from 4 species of laboratory animals in the following descending order of speed: p‐nitrophenol >

Some Observations on the Toxic Properties of 3:5-Dinitro-Ortho-Cresol

The distribution of DNOC in blood and tissues of poisoned animals was observed, and an attempt was made to explain the experimental findings in terms of modern biochemistry.

Biological Decomposition of Aromatic Nitro-compounds

It is reported that certain Actino-mycetes could utilize picric acid, trinitroresorcinol, and nitrobenzene, and Simpson and Evans have reported briefly on species of Pseudomonas that decompose o- and p-nitrophenol with the formation of nitrite.

Some observations on the absorption and excretion of 4:6-dinitro-o-cresol (DNOC).

In the first series of experiments DNOC was applied as an aqueous solution of its sodium salt, either as 5 ml.

Polyneuritis After Exposure to Dinitro-ortho-Cresol

  • H. Stott
  • Medicine
    British medical journal
  • 1956
Two cases of polyneuritis have been observed, and are described here, among staff who were servicing aircraft which were being used for spraying D.N.O.C.P. on locust swarms.

Enzymic reduction of 2:4-dinitrophenol by rat-tissue homogenates.

During an investigation into the toxic properties of 3:5-dinitro-o-cresol (DNOC) and 2:4-dinitrophenol (DNP) the breakdown ofthese substances by animal tissues in vitro was studied. Dinitrophenol and

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