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Report on the status of major health risk factors for noncommunicable diseases: WHO African Region, 2015

World Health Organization; Africa Region, (2016)

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2010 projects that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will be responsible for over 44 million deaths during the next decade, representing an increase of about 15% since 2010. Most of these deaths will occur in the WHO regions of Africa, South-East Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. In the African Region alone, NCDs will cause around 3.9 million deaths by 2020.

Guidelines for Implementing Collaborative TB and HIV Programme Activities

Stop TB Partnership. Working Group on TB/HIV. Scientific Panel, Eds.: WHO, (2003)

The main aim of these guidelines is to enable the central units of national TB and HIV/AIDS programmes to support districts to plan, coordinate and implement collaborative TB/HIV activities. These guidelines reinforce current medical understanding, that highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) has decreased TB incidence of people living with HIV/AIDS. They are comprehensive, giving an overview of the range of activities that could be undertaken in high burden TB/HIV countries or where a rising prevalence of HIV might fuel TB. Activities highlight the need for comprehensive care, prevention and support for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Comprehensive TB and HIV care and prevention rely on full implementation of the DOTS strategy as part of a wide ranging HIV/AIDS care and prevention programme as well as collaborative TB and HIV programme activities.

Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)

2nd edition. WHO's recommendation has not changed: the standard WHO susceptibility tests should remain a primary method by which resistance is detected. However, it was considered necessary to update the existing resistance-monitoring procedures to also highlight the need for operationally meaningful data. Two new assays were included in this expanded version: an intensity assay and a synergist assay.

Dengue Prevention Video

Scientific Animation without Borders SAWBO, (2016)

This 3 minutes and 24 second animation describes Dengue transmission, infection and the different symptoms associated with this disease. Also, the animation gives additional information about the habits of this mosquito. This video illustrates several important preventative measures, both inside the house and the environmental sanitation around the house, to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes. Let's all work together to stop the spread of dengue!

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