Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

WHO Manual on Child Health Awarded the 2003 Prescrire Prize

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

WHO Manual on Child Health Awarded the 2003 Prescrire Prize

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The 2002 French edition of "Management of the Child with a Serious Infection or Severe Malnutrition: Guidelines for care at the first-referral level in developing countries" has been awarded the 2003 Prescrire Prize for Medical and Pharmaceutical Books.

"This guide about clinical practice, written in a simple language, entirely devoted to clinical practice with clear explanatory drawings will be understood by all health workers. It deserves to be widely distributed to all hospitals in developing countries," said the panel of independent judges.

Prescrire is a French monthly, nonprofit, medical journal aiming to promote the international exchange of quality information on new drugs and therapeutics. Each month Prescrire selects medical and pharmaceutical literature for independent review and at the end of the year, the best are shortlisted for nomination for the annual Prescrire Prize.

Judges examined seven nominations selected from publications reviewed in the journal between October 2002 and September 2003 (issues 232 to 242). Three of these were awarded, in equal merit, the 2003 Prescrire Prize. …

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