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U.S. Federal Information on Foreign Countries: Health

This is primarily a guide to U.S. federal government information resources describing conditions in foreign countries, but also provides links to selected NGO and IGO resources which also describe international conditions.




This 2009 image depicts a healthcare practitioner as he was administering the H1N1 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) to an Asian man. Using a small syringe, he was delivering the vaccine mist into the man’s right nostril.

By Sarvodaya Shramadana from Colombo, Sri Lanka (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The nurse in this 2006 image was in the process of administering an intramuscular injection into the left shoulder muscle of this 13-year old boy. He was assisting in the injection by holding up his shirt sleeve in order to expose the immunization site.

Indian Air Force physician Bharathi Mahapatra examines a young boy’s heart rate at the Gunungsitoli General Hospital.