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Health promotion glossary  
http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary_en.pdf

Provides an overview of ideas and concepts which are central to contemporary health promotion.

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Published: 1998
The world health report 2004: changing history  
http://www.who.int/whr/2004/en/
Argues that tackling HIV/AIDS is the world’s most urgent public health challenge. Calls for a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy that links prevention, treatment, care and long-term support. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Informe sobre la salud en el mundo 2004: camblemos de la historia  
http://www.who.int/whr/2004/es/index.html
Argues that tackling HIV/AIDS is the world’s most urgent public health challenge. Calls for a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy that links prevention, treatment, care and long-term support. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The world health report 2005: make every mother and child count  
http://www.who.int/whr/2005/en/index.html
States that reducing maternal and child death tolls depends largely on every mother and every child having the right to access to health care from pregnancy through childbirth, the neonatal period and childhood. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Overview of activities: department of gender, women and health  
http://www.who.int/gender/GHW_overview_EN.pdf

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) aims to end gender-based inequities in health for women, girls, men and boys. This document provides an overview of the department's strategy, products and services to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across WHO programmes and management functions, to support WHO Member States in mainstreaming gender in national health policies and programmes and to raise public awareness of the contribution of gender equality to optimal health.

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Published: 2008
European Guidelines: Experts say sexuality education should start from birth  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/WHO_BZgA_Standards[1].pdf

These guidelines were developed by a group of 20 experts from 9 European countries under the guidance of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. They provide step-by-step instructions and a detailed matrix to support health and education professionals in their efforts to guarantee children accurate and sensitively presented information about sexuality.

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Published: October 2010
Gender, health and malaria  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/gender_health_malaria.pdf

Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A thorough understanding of the gender-related dynamics of treatment-seeking behaviour, as well as of decision-making, resource allocation and financial authority within households is key to ensuring effective malaria control programmes. This information sheet presents evidence about sex, gender and malaria and points out research gaps as well as policy implications.

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Published: June 2007
Women, ageing and health: a framework for action  
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241563529_eng.pdf

This framework for action addresses the health status and factors that influence women's health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and well-being of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research.

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Published: January 2007
Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/Engaging_men_boys.pdf

This review assesses the effectiveness of programme interventions seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. Research with men and boys has shown how inequitable gender norms - social expectations of what men and boys should and should not do - influence how men interact with their partners, families and children on a wide range of issues. These include preventing the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive use, physical violence, household tasks, parenting and their health-seeking behaviour.

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Published: January 2007
Integrating gender into the curriculum for health professionals  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/GWH_curricula_web2.pdf

This report summarizes the discussions at a meeting that the WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) convened in December 2006 about integrating gender into the curricula for health professionals to ensure that these considerations are addressed in health policies and programmes. The document provides lists of core gender competencies for physicians and public health professionals and recommendations for policy-makers and medical educators to move the agenda forward.

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Published: 2007