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Dr. Rodolfo Saca
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Growth Chart (Definition)

A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the ...Read more


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How successful is world health organization?

WHO: The World Health Organization does a great deal of good work all over the globe. See: http://www.who.int/tdr/about/AR2012_TDR_achievements_2012.pdf ...Read more

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How are the world health organization and center for disease control distinguished from each other?

How are the world health organization and center for disease control distinguished from each other?

WHO, CDC: Who: organization under 'the united nations'. Almost all countries of the world are members. Cdc: 'center fof disease control and prevention', us based; deals with prevention of epidemic, infectious diseases, provides a system of health surveillance to monitor, prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), maintain national health statestics. Personals stationed in 25+ countries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: world health organization?

UN health care group: Who is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the united nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. ...Read more

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I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?

I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?

Web search: The web has lot's of information from reviews to websites sponsored by many international health agencies. A focused search will help you in your quest. ...Read more

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What will be the global reaction if some flu forces the world health organization to declare phase 6?

What will be the global reaction if some flu forces the world health organization to declare phase 6?

World reaction flu: For a real story of such a situation, read "the great influenza" (http://www.amazon.com/the-great-influenza-deadliest-history/dp/0670894737). Also check out the important recent work of peter sandman (in the context of avian flu outbreaks). https://www.google.com/search?q=peter+sandman+influenza&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&startindex=&startpage=1. ...Read more

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What is the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) pandemic alert system, and what does it mean?

What is the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) pandemic alert system, and what does it mean?

Categorize disease: WHO has an influenza pandemic alert system: Phase 1 (a low risk of a pandemic) to Phase 6 (a full-blown pandemic) as follows: Phase 1: A virus in animals has caused no known infections in humans. Phase 2: An animal flu virus has caused infection in humans. Phase 3: Sporadic cases of disease occur in humans. Human-to-human transmission, if any, is insufficient to cause community-level outbreaks.... ...Read more

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The world health organization projects that the number of diabetics in asia will exceed us when?

The world health organization projects that the number of diabetics in asia will exceed us when?

Maybe before 2025: Roughly 12-13 yrs from now, the number of diabetics in asia will surpass that of the western world, a scary statistic. Thanks to the rapid adoption of fast/fatty foods and less active lifestyles--more tv/video games, and more driving rather than walking/biking etc... If you like, read this article: http://www.Time.Com/time/world/article/0, 8599, 1902100, 00.Html keep healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What was the world health organization reaction to HIV when it first appeared?

What was the world health organization reaction to HIV when it first appeared?

Hiv WHO: When HIV was first fondto cause aids.It was said by all including who.That aids is caused by a virus and it is transmitted by homosexual contact and they were yhe high risk group alon with people from haiti who were considered high risk for the virus it shows how far we have come. ...Read more