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    Telemedicine: opportunities and developments in Member States: report on the second global survey on eHealth, 2009.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Global Observatory for eHealth

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2010. [96] p.

    The telemedicine module of the 2009 survey examined the current level of development of four fields of telemedicine: teleradiology, teledermatogy, telepathology, and telepsychology, as well as four mechanisms that facilitate the promotion and development of telemedicine solutions in the short- and long-term: the use of a national agency, national policy or strategy, scientific development, and evaluation. Telemedicine -- opportunities and developments in Member States discusses the results of the telemedicine module, which was completed by 114 countries (59% of Member States). Findings from the survey show that teleradiology currently has the highest rate of established service provision globally (33%). Approximately 30% of responding countries have a national agency for the promotion and development of telemedicine, and developing countries are as likely as developed countries to have such an agency. In many countries scientific institutions are involved with the development of telemedicine solutions in the absence of national telemedicine agencies or policies; while 50% of countries reported that scientific institutions are currently involved in the development of telemedicine solutions, 20% reported having an evaluation or review on the use of telemedicine in their country published since 2006. (Excerpt)
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    The work of WHO on HIV / AIDS: progress report.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Department of HIV / AIDS

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, Department of HIV / AIDS, 2002 Sep. 31 p. (WHO/HIV/2002.18)

    The development of effective and sustainable health systems has always underpinned the work of WHO. Recognizing the enormous task demanded of countries and their health services, WHO has significantly expanded its ability to support them and to lead the response of the health sector to this epidemic. This report outlines WHO’s work and achievements on HIV/AIDS in four major areas: development of global strategy and policy; development of normative tools and guidance; improving knowledge of the epidemic and the responses of the health sector; and providing technical support to countries and relevant organizations. These aspects of WHO’s work, though by no means exhaustive, reflect its major priorities in HIV/AIDS and the reorganization and expansion that have occurred within WHO to meet these priorities. The restructured and expanded Department of HIV/AIDS, the organization-wide response, and improved interdepartmental coordination are intended to offer countries the rigorous and wide-ranging guidance and support they require in scaling up their own responses. (excerpt)
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