New WHO Pocket Book of guidelines 
24 March 2022

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has launched its first-ever “Pocket book of primary health care for children and adolescents”, based on guidelines developed by the WHO and various internationally recognized professional associations. 
The pocket book includes the management of the most common diseases in children aged 0-18, neonatal care, early childhood development and nutrition issues, as well as issues related to mental and adolescent health. 
Ministers of Health and leading specialists from different countries, including Armenia, participated in the online presentation of the pocket book. 

We are happy to note, that our colleague, the Head of the Institute of Child and Adolescent Health of “Arabkir” Medical Complex, Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics of YSMU, consultant for Pediatrics of the Ministry of Health of the RA Sergey Sargsyan participated in the development of this pocket book as a co-editor. 
Congratulations, dear Sergey Sargsyan!

Thank you for your relentless efforts dedicated to the health of children and adolescents.,-disease-prevention-and-management-from-the-newborn-period-to-adolescence-2022 

For more information call 060 400 300 /22 20/ and 015 400 300 /11 49/. 

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