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AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations

BCG anti-tuberculosis vaccine

CEDC children in especially difficult circumstances

DDT a chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide

EPI expanded programme on immunization

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GDP gross domestic product

GNP gross national product

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross

IDD iodine deficiency disorders

ILO International Labour Organisation

IYC International Year of the Child

LAS League of Arab States

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

NGO non-governmental organization

NPA national programme of action

OAS Organization of American States

OAU Organization of African Unity

OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference

OLS Operation Lifeline Sudan

OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

ORS oral rehydration salts

ORT oral rehydration therapy

PHC primary health care

SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

UCI universal child immunization

U5MR under-five mortality rate

UN United Nations

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFPA United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

UNRRA United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration

WHO World Health Organization

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