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Worldwide country situation analysis: response to antimicrobial resistance

World Health Organization, (2015)

A survey was conducted in countries in all six WHO regions and focused on the building blocks that are considered prerequisites to combat antimicrobial resistance: a comprehensive national plan, laboratory capacity to undertake surveillance for resistant microorganisms, access to safe, effective antimicrobial medicines, control of the misuse of these medicines, awareness and understanding among the general public and effective infection prevention and control programmes.

WHO Pharmaceutical Situation Assessment – Level II – Health Facilities Services Ghana

Daniel Kojo Arhinful, Eds.: Ministry of Health, Ghana, (2009)

This field study to assess the pharmaceutical situation was undertaken in Ghana in May-June 2008 using a standardized methodology developed by the World Health Organization. The study assessed medicines availability and affordability, geographical accessibility, quality and rational use among other issues. The survey was conducted in six regions. In each region, 6 public health care facilities, 12 private pharmacies and 1 warehouse were surveyed.

Donaciones de dispositivos médicos: consideraciones relativas a su solicitud y suministro

Organización Panamericana de la Salud, (2011)

WHO Medical Devices Donations - SPANISH Version - Las tecnologías sanitarias son fundamentales en un sistema de salud operativo. Los dispositivos médicos, en concreto, son cruciales para la prevención, el diagnóstico, el tratamiento y la rehabilitación de enfermedades. Estos documentos están dirigidos a ingenieros biomédicos, administradores sanitarios, donantes, organizaciones no gubernamentales e instituciones científicas implicados en la tecnología sanitaria a nivel de distrito, nacional, regional o mundial.

Dons de dispositifs médicaux : considérations relatives à leur demande et à leur attribution

Organisation de la Santé Mondiale, (2011)

WHO Medical Devices Donations - FRENCH Version - Les dispositifs médicaux, en particulier, sont indispensables pour la prévention, le diagnostic et le traitement des maladies et la réadaptation des patients. Ces documents s’adressent aux ingénieurs biomédicaux, administrateurs de la santé, bailleurs de fonds, organisations non gouvernementales et établissements universitaires concernés par les technologies de la santé au niveau du district, national, régional ou mondial.

Laboratory issues for epidemiologists

World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

The main objectives of the training module - facilitate communication and understanding between the two disciplines of epidemiology and laboratory (medicine) for disease surveillance and outbreak investigation; - provide the field epidemiologist with a better understanding of basic microbiology techniques and analysis and interpretation of results; - convey the laboratory perspective of public health investigations to field epidemiologists in order to improve collaboration between these two disciplines and to enhance.

Technologies for global health

Peter Howitt, Ara Darzi, Guang-Zhong Yang, et al., Eds.: The Lancet Commission; The Imperial College, (2012)

Collaboration between The Lancet and Imperial College London, UK, has resulted in a new Commission, which examines how medical technology should best be used to improve health in low- and middle-income countries. The report concludes that in many cases, medical technology—almost exclusively developed in rich countries—is simply inappropriate for use in poorer nations

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