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WHO - World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Western Pacific
The Role of Public Policy in Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections: a guide to laws, regulations and technical guidelines
WHO - World Health Organization, 1999, 40 pp

Reproduced with WHO's kind permission.


"This document explores issues related to the role public health policy serves in the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI). It is intended to help guide STI programme managers and other health professionals in the evaluation of the adequacy of existing public health legislation and programme policies; assessment of areas where improvements should be considered; and the design of new legislation and/or policy instruments. The guide is divided into five parts. The introduction provides background information and explains the terminology used throughout the guide. The second section, general considerations, discusses a number of basic principles that should be considered in approaching public health policies. Operational considerations and specific STI policy issues are presented in section three. A few selected relevant publications are listed in section four. Examples of a national policy and strategies for STI prevention and control, and an outline of a technical guideline on STI partner referral are given as annexes."

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