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  1. 2019-01-01 A disease whose time has come-- Snakebite envenoming is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that is responsible for enormous suffering, disability and premature death on every continent. As over 5.8 billion people are at risk of encountering a venomous snake, it is not surprising but no less...
  2. World Health Organization&Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.(2020).COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for competent authorities responsible for national food safety control systems: interim guidance, 22 April 2020. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331842
  3. 2009-01-01 The Fourth WHO Consultation on selected medicinal plants recommended WHO to update existing monographs in view of the availability of new data and of the format change that has been employed for volumes 3 and 4, and that this process should be given priority over the development of new...
  4. 2007-01-01 This is the newest volume. This 3rd volume contains an additional collection of 32 monographs describing the quality control and use of selected medicinal plants. WHO monographs are comprehensive scientific references for drug regulatory authorities, physicians, traditional health practitioners,...
  5. 2002-01-01 Volume 2 of theWHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plantsprovides an additional collection of 30 monographs covering the quality control and traditional and clinical uses of selected medicinal plants approved by 120 experts in more than 50 countries. The monographs are intended to promote...
  6. 1999-01-01 These WHO monographs are not pharmacopoeial monographs. Their purpose is to provide scientific information on the safety, efficacy and quality control/quality assurance of widely used medicinal plants, in order to facilitate their appropriate use in WHO’s Member States; to provide models to...
  7. Key facts Though the exact number of snake bites is unknown, an estimated 5.4 million people are bitten each year with up to 2.7 million envenomings. Around 81 000 to 138 000 people die each year because of snake bites, and around three times as many amputations and other permanent disabilities...
  8. Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quality is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of fresh water is important for the drinking-water supply, food production and recreational water use. Water quality can be compromised by the presence of...