HEALTH ORGANIZATION BOOKS WIN NEW COMMENDATIONS
The World Health Organization (WHO)
has continued its impressive run among the prizewinners of the annual
medical book competition organized by the British Medical Association.
In the 2001 awards, the second edition of WHO's Management
of severe malaria: a practical handbook has been highly commended
in the medicine category - the largest category in the competition. In
another category, surgery and anaesthesia, WHO was commended for the
second edition of its Anaesthesia at the district hospital.
The reviewer of the malaria book commented:
"Like many WHO publications it is of the highest standard"
while the anaesthesia title was described as "practical, sensible
and exactly suited for the intended audience".
In 2000, WHO won first prize in the public health
category of the BMA competition for its book, Safe management of
wastes from health-care activities.
In 1998, when it first entered the competition, WHO
won first prize in the same category for Vector control: methods
for use by individuals and communities. This title was
subsequently named Medical Book of the Year. In the same year, WHO was
commended for Strategies for the prevention of blindness in
national programmes: a primary health care approach (second
Dr Susan Holck, Director of the Department of
Health Information, Management and Dissemination at WHO in Geneva,
said: "We are very proud to have figured prominently once more
among the BMA competition prizewinners. WHO has always aimed to
publish top quality books on a wide range of health subjects, and
these latest awards confirm that we are providing vital, expert
information for health professionals around the world."
All of the above books are available from: WHO,
Marketing and Dissemination, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, Telephone
no. (41-22) 791 2476, Fax (41-22) 791 4857, E-mail: email@example.com
The ordering information is provided below.
Management of severe malaria, ISBN 92 4 154523
2, Order no. 1152368
Anaesthesia at the district hospital, ISBN 92 4 154527 5, Order
Safe management of wastes from health-care activities, ISBN 92 4
154525 9, Order no. 1150453
Vector control: methods used by individuals and communities, ISBN
92 4 154494 5, Order no. 1150448
Strategies for the prevention of blindness in national programmes,
ISBN 92 4 154492 9, Order no. 1152223.
For further information, journalists can
contact Mr Gregory Hartl, WHO Spokesperson, WHO, Geneva. Telephone
(+41 22) 791 4458; Fax (+41 22) 791 4858; email:
or Thomson Prentice, Media Co-ordinator, Evidence and Information for
Policy CFluster, WHO, Geneva. Telephone (+41 22) 791 4224; Fax (+41
22) 791 4870; email firstname.lastname@example.org.