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Periconceptual

Of, relating to, or done during the period from before conception to early pregnancy.

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Postpartum

Occurring in or being the period following parturition.

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Projection

A projection is a linked data file that includes the necessary components for analysis by the policy modules within the Spectrum suite.

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RAPID

RAPID (Resources for the Awareness of Population Impacts on Development) projects the social and economic consequences of high fertility and rapid population growth for such sectors as labor, education, health, urbanization, and agriculture. This program is used to raise policymakers' awareness of the importance of fertility and population growth as factors in social and economic development.

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Resource Needs Module

The Resource Needs Module (RNM) estimates the costs of implementing an HIV/AIDS program, including costs for care and treatment, prevention programs, and policy and program support.

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Spectrum

Spectrum is a suite of policy modules which provide policymakers with an analytical tool to support the decision-making process. Modules included in the system are: DemProj, FamPlan, LiST AIM, Goals, Resource Needs Module, and RAPID.

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TIME

TIME is a module that projects the consequences of incident tuberculosis (TB), including the number of cases notified for treatment, the number of drug-resistant cases, and the number of deaths due to TB. It further projects the number of deaths averted with increasing case detection.

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WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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