WHO Reports and Manuals – Health

WHO Reports and Manuals – Health


Writing, editing, design and layout services for numerous health-related reports and publications – frequently to tight deadlines. Work on all of these projects has been helped by the health-related expertise of our writers and editors.


We provided editing, design and layout, and proofreading services for this report and many others.

Headquartered in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) works together with governments and other partners in over 150 countries to “build a better, healthier future for people all over the world”. The Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) is one of several departments within the Family, Women’s and Children’s Health Cluster at WHO, and is a longstanding and regular client of Green Ink. The mission of WHO’s RHR Department is to help people to lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives and this involves communicating complicated medical information to a worldwide audience of healthcare professionals as well as to the general public. Over the past several years, Green Ink has worked on numerous communications projects for this client, including the editing and production of many major reports.


The RHR Department is involved in a wide range of research, programming and guidance/policy work related to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health globally, integrating a human rights approach throughout. This work is perhaps best described in the annual report of the UNDP–UNFPA–UNICEF–WHO–World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction – known as HRP. Working in close collaboration with the HRP’s information officer and team of scientists and technical officers, we edited the HRP annual report 2016 for WHO, one of several annual reports and ‘highlights’ documents that we have helped with.

One of a number of m-Health projects we have worked on.

Green Ink has also provided editing, design and/or layout for dozens of manuals, presenting evidence-based WHO guidelines and recommendations relating to, among others, antenatal care, augmentation of labour, maternal peripartum infections, preterm birth, treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), female genital mutilation, and cervical cancer control and care.

We have provided editing, design and layout services for a number of special guidance manuals including: Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services and Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV, as well as the medical eligibility criteria and selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use, and the STI and HIV diagnostic manual. We also edited the Global guidance for validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis manual.

We provided editing, design and layout, and proofreading services for this STI and HIV diagnostic manual.

In addition, we have assisted with numerous policy and evidence briefs, articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, WHO reports, statements, frameworks, standards and project/donor reports, encompassing such topics as family planning, Caesarean section, safe abortion, adolescent health, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health, maternal mortality, STI surveillance, antimicrobial resistance, violence against women, child marriage, and an important review on Sexual health, human rights and the law. Furthermore, we’ve worked with the team of the RHR Department on a large number of project briefs and guidance manuals related to mHealth, eHealth and digital health, including the MAPS toolkit and the Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) guide.

Editing work for all of these projects has benefitted from the health-related experience and knowledge of a number of our writers/editors – who are highly qualified in this subject. We have also frequently supplied extensive design work, including diagrams, icons, infographics and report covers for these projects, as well as layout of whole documents, with interactive elements as required, in addition to the editing and proofreading work.

Here are just some of the positive comments we have had from the WHO RHR team on our work:

“It’s been a great pleasure to work with you on the editing and layout of the WHO ANC [antenatal care] guidelines. Your professionalism, attention to detail and the focus on delivering good quality efficiently really made the difference. We look forward to working with you again in the future.” – Ӧzge Tunçalp (November 2016)

“It was a challenging report to produce for many reasons. I appreciated your perseverance to wade through the layers of detail and your dedication to complete it and on time.” – Dede Leydorf (May 2017)

“Brilliant! You have made my day by sending this so quickly and for doing such a thorough job.” – Lizzy Noble (June 2017)

If you would like us to work on any health-related reports, guidelines, graphics or web-based materials for you then don’t hesitate to contact us!