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A group of experts convened by the WHO has made a fascinating attempt to link public health implications and planning with the stages, factors, and priority needs of human development.
They provide a comprehensive overall review of the factors that affect human development; some of these, especially in the cultural, emotional, and educational fields are necessarily couched in vague generalities, but others, particularly nutritional and infectious factors, are more explicit.
An important new direction they advocate is the need, in times of rapid change, for continuous or periodic monitoring methods to keep abreast of trends in human development so that
Human Development and Public Health. Report of a WHO Scientific Group.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:161. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-161_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):161.
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