Useful Resources

All resources in this category are non-HST publications. They are ordered according to the year published and the date posted on this site. To search for a specific publication, please use the search bar at the top of the page and restrict your search to publications.
Hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV Guidance Statement
World Health Organization | 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a technical consultation during 1–2 December 2016 to review new evidence on the risk of HIV acquisition with the use of hormonal contraception. The issue was recognized as a critical one, particularly for sub-Saharan Africa, where women have a...
Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates
World Health Organization | 2017
Reliable, up-to-date estimates of the proportion of a general population affected by different diseases or health conditions is a key ingredient of effective health policy, planning and evaluation. This booklet provides latest available estimates of the prevalence of depression and other common...
Annual Report to Congress on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Thirteenth Annual Report to Congress (2017)
PEPFAR | 2017
Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant majorities. The United States is unquestionably the world’s leader...
Report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province
Office of the Health Ombudsman: South Africa | 2017
An investigation into the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni hospital to NGOs in the Gauteng Province. This Report is the work of teams: The Expert Panel, the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) Inspectors and all the 73 individuals, families...
Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law
World Health Organization | 2017
This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of...
Problem Management Plus (PM+) Individual psychological help for adults impaired by distress in communities exposed to adversity
World Health Organization | 2016
With this manual, the World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to requests from colleagues around the world who seek guidance on psychological interventions for people exposed to adversity.
WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience
World Health Organization | 2016
Within the continuum of reproductive health care, antenatal care (ANC) provides a platform for important healthcare functions, including health promotion, screening and diagnosis, and disease prevention. It has been established that, by implementing timely and appropriate evidence-based practices...
For Every Child, End AIDS: Seventh Stocktaking Report, 2016
UNICEF | 2016
Despite remarkable achievements in the prevention and treatment of HIV, this report finds that progress has been uneven globally. In 2015, more than half of the world’s new infections (1.1 million out of 2.1 million) were among women, children and adolescents, and nearly 2 million...
Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code: status report 2016
Health Systems Trust | 2016
This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries.1 It presents the legal status of the Code, including -...
Strategizing for national health in the 21st Century: a handbook
World Health Organization | 2016
This handbook is designed as a resource for providing up-to-date and practical guidance on national health planning and strategizing for health. It establishes a set of best practices to support strategic plans for health and represents the wealth of experience accumulated by WHO on national...