Medicinal Plants in Mongolia

This volume—one in a series on medicinal plants in Member States of WHO’s Western Pacific Region— introduces Mongolian traditional medicine and details the nature and uses of medicinal plants found in the country. The book focuses on the medicinal plants used most commonly in Mongolia. Each monograph contains colour pictures of the plant and a wide array of information—from the scientific and English names of plants to their microscopic characteristics. While helping record and document traditional medicine practices, the book contributes to the understanding of the value of medicinal plants in Mongolia and increases the evidence base for the safe and efficacious use of herbs in health care.

Household water treatment and safe storage

This training material is targeted primarily at government officials, with the view that training workshops should be part of a national plan for the support and scale-up of HWTS. These training materials are made up of a Trainer Manual, which provides guidance on planning workshops, selecting trainers and participants, logistic arrangements, and other preparations for workshops. Lesson plans are also provided in the Trainer Manual, with guidance on participatory approaches and the use of the PowerPoint presentations that are included. A Participant Manual with five modules is also included.

The training materials may be adapted to suit the audience. As HWTS is relevant for other health initiatives, such as nutrition, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS, the wider application and dissemination of this training material is greatly encouraged as an option for improving the safety of water, especially among the vulnerable populations and the poor.


Contact information

Publications Office
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
United Nations Ave. cor. Taft Ave.
1000 Manila, Philippines

Telephone: (63-2) 528-8001
Fax: (63-2) 521-1036