Priorities in Health
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2006 - Medical - 217 pages
"This companion guide to Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition speeds the diffusion of life-saving knowledge by distilling the contents of the larger volume into an easily read format. Policy makers, practitioners, academics, and other interested readers will get an overview of the messages and analysis in Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition; be alerted to the scope of major diseases; learn strategies to improve policies and choices to implement cost-effective interventions; and locate chapters of immediate interest."
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Page xiv - Organization is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Page xiv - Organization  currently defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Page 187 - In 1992-93, he temporarily rejoined the World Bank to serve as lead author for the Bank's 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health.
Page 25 - Prevalence of chlid maInutrition is the percentage of children whose weight is more than two standard deviations below the median reference standard for their age as established by the US National Center for Health Statistics, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. The data are based on a sample of children who survived to age three, four, or five years, depending on the country.