Table 2

Overview of specific topics covered, classified by intervention type
Type of intervention Topics covered
Health policy interventions SUPPORT summary: Do pharmaceutical reference and index pricing policies have effects on drug use, health care utilisation, health outcomes and costs?
Health systems interventions WHO guideline on prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men and transgender people
WHO guideline on retention of rural health workers
Various WHO guidelines on community-based newborn care
SUPPORT summary: Do conditional cash transfers improve the uptake of health interventions in low and middle-income countries?
SUPPORT summary: Does pay-for-performance improve the quality of health care?
SUPPORT summary: Does expanding the role of outpatient pharmacists improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes?
SUPPORT summary: Does prompting physicians improve performance in preventive care?
Nutrition interventions Guideline: Neonatal vitamin A supplementation
Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation for infants 1–5 months of age
Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation for infants and children 6–59 months of age
Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in pregnant women
Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in postpartum women
Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation during pregnancy for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Guideline: Intermittent iron supplementation in preschool and school-age children
Guideline: Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in menstruating women
Guideline: Daily iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnant women (in press)
Guideline: Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in non-anaemic pregnant women (in press)
Guideline: Use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by infants and children 6–23 months of age
Guideline: Use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women
WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia
WHO guidelines on HIV and infant feeding
Behavioural interventions Canadian physical activity and sedentary guidelines for the early years
Environmental interventions WHO indoor air quality guidelines: household fuel combustion (ongoing)
Cochrane systematic review on housing improvements for health and associated socioeconomic outcomes (ongoing)
Vaccination Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper
Hepatitis B vaccines: WHO position paper
Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper
Measles vaccines: WHO position paper
Meningococcal vaccines: WHO position paper
Pertussis vaccines: WHO position paper
Pneumococcal vaccines: WHO position paper
Polio vaccines and polio immunization in the
pre-eradication era: WHO position paper
Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper
Rubella vaccines: WHO position paper
Vaccines against tick-borne encephalitis: WHO position paper
Screening interventions Guidelines on cervical cancer screening
Guidelines on breast cancer screening
Guidelines on latent TB screening among immigrants and refugees
Guidelines for hepatitis B screening among immigrants and refugees
Clinical interventions WHO guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis
WHO guidelines for mental health, neurological and substance use disorders within WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme
WHO guidelines on prevention and control of cervical cancer (ongoing)
WHO guidelines on the management of children with severe malnutrition

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