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- The Health Education Program For Developing Communities (HEPFDC) was developed to help US & global physicians, families and communities save the most lives and prevent the most suffering through health promotion and prevention of their most common and serious health conditions. However, there are times when compliance with the best evidence-based guidelines may not be possible and procedures may need to be modified (Lack of means to boil water for example), and guidelines also change as new evidence becomes available. There may also be delays in the availability of updates.
- All matters of health require local healthcare provider supervision, and this program was not intended as a substitute for that supervision. Even our very best evidence-based sources include a disclaimer for liability purposes, and we are also required to state the following: All reasonable precautions have been taken to verify the information contained in this publication. However, the published material and translations are being distributed without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the authors, editors, reference sources, translators, publisher, HEPFDC, SOEHM or its associated non-profit organizations be liable for damages arising from its use.
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- The program has continued to be revised to incorporate new evidence-based information. We have also continued to modify the wording of our materials as part of our goal to promote WHO educational programs and evidence-based guidelines to the maximum extent possible.
- You can click on one of the Handbooks to determine if your copy is the latest available edition. The revision date is found at the top of the “Table of Contents” page.
- As health guidelines are continually changing, you should also consult the WHO website www.who.int for updates. Evidence-based recommendations for improvements to the program are very much appreciated and may be sent to [email protected]