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  Toxicology In The Classroom [English] [Spanish]
  ( WHO, National Poison Centre of Malaysia )

This interactive multimedia instructional courseware is the first in a series of “Toxicology in the Classroom” schools with basic science environmental health discipline. It provides knowledge on pesticides use and its safety particularly for developing countries.

The main topic is on pesticides, how it works, handling pesticides safely and personal protection. It further illustrates the safe and appropriate use pesticides and otherwise. In addition, it contains general facts on chemistry, risk assessment, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), preventing contamination, self-protection. Environment and other harmful effects are also included. The courseware is especially beneficial for families involved in farming operations.

  Download file: [English] [Spanish]
  The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a multilateral treaty with more than 150 Parties, was the first step in the global fight against the tobacco epidemic (see Appendix VI for status of the WHO Framework Convention). This treaty presents a blueprint for countries to reduce both the supply of and the demand for tobacco. The WHO Framework Convention establishes that international law has a vital role in preventing disease and promoting health.

To help countries fulfil the promise of the WHO Framework Convention, WHO has established MPOWER, a package of the six most important and effective tobacco control policies: raising taxes and prices, banning advertising, promotion and sponsorship, protecting people from secondhand smoke, warning everyone about the dangers of tobacco, offering help to people who want to quit, and carefully monitoring the epidemic and prevention policies. These policies are proven to reduce tobacco use.
  Sound Management Of Pesticides And Diagnosis And Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning - A Resourse Tool
  ( WHO, UNEP, National Poison Centre of Malaysia )
  The IPCS Sound Management of Pesticides, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning is a resource tool used widely to train public health workers involved with pesticides use. This revised version includes new information on the development of pest management, changes in poisoning treatment as well as guidelines on the use of web-based information.

The component on environment has been expanded to incorporate information on the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides and the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions. Also included are new modules focusing on first-aid, diagnosis and treatment of poisoning, plus new pesticides. This resource tool is useful for persons engaging in pesticide registration as well as doctors and others providing first-aid, particularly in diagnosing and treatment of poisoning. It has been designed in a manner where training on the sound management of pesticides can be integrated at all levels and adapter to the needs of specific groups.
  Capacity Building

Capacity Building in Tobacco Control for NGOs aims to:-

- Promote awareness among NGOs on the issues pertaining to tobacco control and specifically in the area of smoke-free initiatives.
- To build skills in research methodology and grant application (for both program activities and research).
- To establish a cooperative and collaborative working relationship between NGOs, Health Promotion Board and Researchers.
  Weekend Islamic Schooling & Education (W.I.S.E) is a multimedia learning tool for children age 6 to 12 years old. W.I.S.E covers the basic of Islamic teachings which divided into 4 main topics; Akhlaq, Adhabs & Du'a, Islamic Studies and Islamic History.

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