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World Bank [2014-04]
Disease risks to humans, animals, and plants are determined by interconnected environmental variables that affect incidence, transmission, and outbreak. Climate change affects many of the environmental variables that lead to disease. Regardless of the species involved, the impacts can ultimately affect the health, livelihood, and economic security of humans. The objective of this World ...
SUBJECT: virus; domestic animals; grazing lands; influenza; treatment
World Bank [2012-06]
This study aims to build on the findings from the previously mentioned studies, and seeks to provide more detailed information on the costs of the various functions and categories of expenditure involved in the establishment and operation of system for the prevention and control of emerging zoonotic diseases at country and global level. It will also seek to provide information on effici ...
SUBJECT: human fatalities; virus; pandemic influenza; tetanus; influenza
People, Pathogens, and Our Planet : Volume One - Towards a One Health Approach for Controlling Zoonotic Diseases
World Bank [2010-01-01]
Whether living in urban or rural environments, humans tend to perceive the world around them as being shaped by culture and industry more than by natural history. Humans, however, are part of a biological continuum that covers all living species. Charles Darwin's 200th birthday in 2009 could serve to remind us of this. All animals, including humans but also plants, fungi, and bacteria, ...
SUBJECT: virus; terrestrial animal; pandemic influenza; influenza; surveillance system
Global Program for Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response : Project Accomplishments
Jonas, Olga et al. 
This report reviews some of the accomplishments of the Global Program for Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response (GPAI). This multisectoral program comprised 72 projects in 60 developing countries in all regions and received $1.3 billion in financing from the World Bank. This support for GPAI projects was one of the World Bank s contributions to a coordinat ...
SUBJECT: pandemic influenza; influenza; surveillance system; human influenza; vaccination policy
Boyce, Simone Peart et al. 
Laboratories provide essential services to the health sector on the monitoring and treatment of disease. Routine implementation of new diagnostic techniques may be costly; therefore, understanding their clinical utility, impact, and cost-effectiveness are necessary to guide decisions as to whether and how such techniques should be implemented. In this study, the authors design a concept ...
SUBJECT: pharmacy; virus; monitoring; new technology; drug resistance
Animal and Pandemic Influenza : A Framework for Sustaining Momentum, Fifth Global Progress Report July 2010
UN System Influenza Coordination et al. [2010-07]
Global efforts continue to work towards ensuring a world capable of preventing, detecting, and responding to animal and public health risks attributable to zoonoses and animal diseases. Drawing on achievements and experiences of the past five years, the fifth global progress report was produced to support the discussions and to provide a record of key outcomes from international ministe ...
SUBJECT: human fatalities; influenza experts; virus; disaster planning; pandemic influenza
Multisectoral Preventive Health Services in Sri Lanka : Lessons for Developing Countries in Providing Public Goods in Health
Das Gupta, Monica et al. 
What can other developing countries learn from Sri Lanka on achieving good health at low cost? While its well-organized medical and maternal-child health services have been documented elsewhere, this paper fills a gap in documenting how it organizes services to reduce the population's exposure to disease -- a pure public good. The key factors underlying the effectiveness of these servic ...
SUBJECT: food poisoning; newborn; community participation; influenza; policy formulation
Garcia-Abreu, Anabela et al. 
This toolkit draws on the expertise of public health practitioners who have experience with public health surveillance and who have recognized the core role of surveillance in public health. These practitioners have advocated for surveillance programs, supplied innovative ideas, and provided insightful critiques over many years. This toolkit also draws on the experience of Bank staff and ...
SUBJECT: basic health; tetanus; influenza; health authorities; treatment
The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Overview
Marquez, Patricio V. et al. [2013-06]
This report draws on a comprehensive review of the literature and on input from policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to address four questions: (1) how is the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and road traffic injuries (RTIs) changing the epidemiology of Sub-Saharan Africa? (2) What determines and drives this burden, and what are the commonalities with communic ...
SUBJECT: cervical cancer; virus; chronic conditions; treatment; communicable disease
Intensifying the Fight Against Malaria : The World Bank's Booster Program for Malaria Control in Africa
World Bank 
This document describes the purpose and context of the Booster Program, its first three years of operation and the proposed design of phase two of the program. Phase two seeks to build on the successes of and lessons learned from phase one and to enable the World Bank to play its expected role in scaling up and sustaining malaria control interventions to reach the new ambitious but achi ...
SUBJECT: leading cause of death; tetanus; species; treatment; contracting malaria