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May 2007

This image, which shows the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, takes its theme from the paper by Holger J. Schünemann and colleagues Schünemann et al.). The authors describe the development and pilot testing of the new WHO Rapid Advice Guidelines Group. In response to requests for advice from clinicians and public health professionals on how to treat H5N1 avian influenza, WHO convened a new type of panel to issue rapid, evidence-based advice. The paper is discussed further in the accompanying Editorial, which also outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the WHO's new revision of the International Health Regulations.

Image Credit: Photograph by Holger J. Schünemann

Health in Action

Transparent Development of the WHO Rapid Advice Guidelines

Holger J Schünemann, Suzanne R Hill, Meetali Kakad, Gunn E Vist, Richard Bellamy, Lauren Stockman, Torbjørn Fosen Wisløff, Chris Del Mar, Frederick Hayden, Timothy M Uyeki, Jeremy Farrar, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Howard Zucker, John Beigel, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Tran Tinh Hien, Bülent Özbay, Norio Sugaya, Andrew D Oxman

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