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NEW Safe management of wastes from health-care activities: A summary

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

This document highlights the key aspects of safe health-care waste management in order to guide policy-makers, practitioners and facility managers to improve such services in health-care facilities. It is based on the comprehensive WHO handbook Safe management of wastes from health-care activities (WHO, 2014), and also takes into consideration relevant World Health Assembly resolutions, other UN documents and emerging global and national developments on water, sanitation and hygiene and infection prevention and control.

NEW La gestion sécurisée des déchets médicaux (Déchets d’activités de soins). Résumée

Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), (2017)

Les déchets générés par les activités de soins de santé, depuis les aiguilles infectées jusqu'aux isotopes radioactifs, peuvent être source d'infection ou de blessures et leur gestion inadéquate peut avoir des conséquences sérieuses pour la santé publique et des effets délétères sur l'environnement.
Ce document souligne les aspects clés de la gestion sécurisée des déchets médicaux afin de guider les décideurs politiques, les praticiens et les gestionnaires des centres afin d’améliorer ces services dans les établissements de santé.

NEW A compilation of bioactive compounds from Ayurveda

Perumal Samy, Ramar; Natesan Pushparaj, Peter; Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, (2008)

This review deals with the key bioactive compounds and the role of medicinal plants in Ayurvedic systems of medicine in India and their earlier investigation. There has been an increase in demand for the Phytopharmaceutical products of Ayurveda in Western countries, because of the fact that the allopathic drugs have more side effects. Many pharmaceutical companies are now concentrating on manufacturing of Ayurvĕdic Phytopharmaceutical products. Ayurvĕda is the Indian traditional system of medicine, which also deals about pharmaceutical science. Different type of plant parts used for the Ayurvedic formulation; overall out line of those herbal scenario and its future prospects for the scientific evaluation of medicinal plants used by traditional healers are also discussed. In India most of them, where Ayurvedic treatment is frequently used, for their ailments and provides instructions to local people how to prepare medicine from the herbs. As much as possible importance is also given for the taxonomic literature.

NEW Core and Reference Indicators for Monitoring Traditional and Complementary Medicine in South-East Asia

World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for South-East-Asia, (2017)

The document contains a set of indicators that can be used for monitoring traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) systems in a country.
The core indicator set consists of 16 indicators that were considered essential and collectively able to provide information on T&CM inputs, processes and outputs. A longer list of reference indicators is also available for countries that wish to monitor more indicators or that want to consider alternative metrics that would better suit each country’s T&CM situation, priorities and monitoring capacities.
Each core and reference indicator is accompanied by a set of metadata. This provides information on the indicator rationale, definitions, data elements (numerator, denominator and data disaggregation), frequency of measurement, and data sources. It is a guide towards more standardized data measurement as well as data interpretation.

NEW Establishment of PCR laboratory in developing countries, 2nd ed.

World Health Organization ( WHO), Regional Office for South-East-Asia, (2016)

Polymerase Chain Reaction (‎PCR)‎ has significantly helped in early diagnosis and commencement of specific interventions for diseases control. It also plays a critical role in understanding the disease epidemiology and unraveling the transmission dynamics of the disease. This manual intends to provide primary guidelines to assist health lab personnel in developing countries to establish a PCR diagnostic facility for efficient support to patient care as well as public health actions.

NEW The medicinal plants of Myanmar

DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A., (2018)

A comprehensive compilation is provided of the medicinal plants of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma). This contribution, containing 123 families, 367 genera, and 472 species, was compiled from earlier treatments, monographs, books, and pamphlets, with some medicinal uses and preparations translated from Burmese to English. The entry for each species includes the Latin binomial, author(s), common Myanmar and English names, range, medicinal uses and preparations, and additional notes. Of the 472 species, 63 or 13% of them have been assessed for conservation status and are listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN 2017). Two species are listed as Extinct in the Wild, four as Threatened (two Endangered, two Vulnerable), two as Near Threatened, 48 Least Concerned, and seven Data Deficient. Botanic gardens worldwide hold 444 species (94%) within their living collections, while 28 species (6%) are not found any botanic garden. Preserving the traditional knowledge of Myanmar healers contributes to Target 13 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
https://doi. org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

NEW Way of the elders conserving indigenous healing knowledge and medicinal plants

Sai Sam Hkam, (2011)

An action research conducted in Bang Shau village Northern Shan State, Myanmar

NEW Medicinal plants for forest conservation and health care

Bodeker, Gerard (Ed.), Eds.: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), (1997)

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Traditional medicine and its use of medicinal plants is dependent on reliable supply of plant materials. The book focuses on the interface between medicinal plant use and conservation of medicinal plants.

NEW National Guidelines for HIV-1 Viral Load Laboratory Testing

Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), (2018)

The National Guidelines for HIV-1 Viral Load Laboratory Testing support plans to scale up viral load (VL) testing to reach the 90-90-90 targets in India. This phased scale-up includes the setup of 70 additional VL testing laboratories nationally. These guidelines include laboratory design considerations, a summary of VL technologies, and specimen collection and handling as well as transportation and storage guidance. Quality control and quality assurance requirements are described as well as laboratory safety issues. The guidelines also describe the VL laboratory network to be developed with supply chain management issues and commodities described. Annexes include laboratory registers and reporting forms.

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