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Malaria rapid diagnostic test performance. Results of WHO product testing of malaria RDTs round 8 (2016-2018). Summary

World Health Organization WHO; FIND; CDC, (2018)


This report, published in conjunction with a summary overview of results of rounds 1–8, is the eighth and final report in a series of laboratory-based evaluations of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria. It provides a comparative measure of their performance in a standardized way to distinguish between well and poorly performing tests. These results constitute the laboratory evaluation component of the WHO prequalification process for malaria RDTs and inform the current WHO procurement recommendations. In round 8, 35 RDTs from 17 manufacturers were assessed. For the first time the evaluation included an assessment of product performance against a panel of P. falciparum parasites with pfhrp2/3 gene deletions and therefore not expressing HRP2.
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/2...


Guidelines for malaria vector control

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


The Guidelines for malaria vector control provide a “one-stop shop” for all countries and partners working to implement effective malaria vector control measures. They cover the 2 core malaria vector control interventions – ITNs and IRS – as well as supplementary interventions, namely chemical and biological larvicides, and personal protection measures, such as the use of topical repellents. The guidelines consolidate more than 20 sets of WHO recommendations and good practice statements in one user-friendly format.
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/3...


Latent TB Infection : Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)


The consolidated guidelines are expected to provide the basis and rationale for the development of national guidelines for LTBI management, adapted to the national and local epidemiology of TB, the availability of resources, the health infrastructure and other national and local determinants. The guidelines are to be used primarily in national TB and HIV control programmes, or their equivalents in ministries of health, and for other policy-makers working on TB and HIV and infectious diseases. They are also appropriate for officials in other line ministries with work in the areas of health.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260233/1/...


Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Leprosy

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)


The Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Leprosy provide state-of-the-art knowledge and evidence on leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention based on a public health approach in endemic countries. The target audience of this document includes policy-makers in leprosy or infectious diseases in the ministries of health (‎especially but not limited to endemic countries)‎, nongovernmental organizations, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, donors and affected persons
http://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/274127


Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection. 2nd edition

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)


These WHO guidelines which were updated in 2018, are valid for any country and suitable to local adaptations, and take account of the strength of available scientific evidence, the cost and resource implications, and patient values and preferences. The 2018 edition of the guidelines includes the revision of the recommendation regarding the use of 80% fraction of inspired oxygen (high FiO2) in surgical patients under general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation and the update of the section on implementation. Between 2017 and 2018, WHO re-assessed the evidence on the use of high FiO2 by updating the systematic review related to the effectiveness of this intervention to reduce SSI and commissioning an independent systematic review on adverse events potentially associated with it. Based on the updated evidence, the GDG decided to revise the strength of the recommendation from strong to conditional.
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/2...


Basic Emergency Care: approach to the acutely ill and injured

World Health Organization WHO and Internationl Federation of the Red Cross ICRC, (2018)


This is an open-access training course for frontline healthcare providers who manage acute illness and injury with limited resources. Produced in response to requests from multiple countries and international partners, the BEC package includes a Participant Workbook and electronic slide decks for each module. Integrating the guidance from WHO Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) for children and the Integrated Management of Adult/Adolescent Illness (IMAI), BEC teaches a systematic approach to the initial assessment and management of time-sensitive conditions where early intervention saves lives
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/27...


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