Delivering Quality Health Services: A Global Imperative for Universal Health Coverage

This first-ever joint global report from World Health Organization (WHO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank Group makes clear that poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels. Key findings in the report include: •  Health care workers in seven low-…

Handbook for Clinical Management of Dengue

Foreword Since publication of the new edition of Dengue: Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009, the need to provide more training to health-care workers in this area has become increasingly evident. Existing training materials need to include more detail to help clinicians recognize the evolution of…

CPG – Management of Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia – Nov 2009

1. INTRODUCTION The thalassaemias are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders with defective synthesis of one or more globin chains. In Malaysia, the most common types are the α and β thalassaemias. The β thalassaemias together with its heterozygous interaction with HbE disease constitute the bulk of the patients’ load. The most recent data from the Malaysian Thalassaemia Registry…