FAQ

 

This website has been developed in 3 different languages.  Arabic, Kurdish, and English.

Much of the material on this website is available for use in all 3 languages.  

Using the Website in Different Languages

The user of the website may switch between languages when on the homepage using the Language Selection Panel. In English, it is on the right hand side of the page under the Site Search Box and the Blue Menu Bar.  In Arabic or Kurdish, it is on the left side. 

If a page is available in a different language the list of translations available are listed below the content. 

 

Yes!

The MOH is an important partner on the PHCPI project, and the content on this website has benefited from collaboration with the MOH.

In addition, the material has been reviewed by the URC Infant & Maternal Health Iraqi staff stationed in Baghdad as well as the URC and other Infant & Maternal Health Experts in the United States.  The content is consistent with WHO guidance.

The result is the most useful, medically sound, evidence-based materials that represents today's state-of-the-art.

 

No it does not.

The search engine finds exact matches only.  It does not do what some people call "fuzzy searching".

So if you WANT to find word variants, type the variants in the search box.  Here is an example:

Instead of just typing mother, type

mother mothers mother's

You might want to even expand that by adding adjectival forms of the word as with

mother mothers mother's maternal

 

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

While the website is visible on your screen, press Control +

Each time you do this, the type size will increase a little.
Do this as often as you wish until the the size is most comfortable for you to read.

If you enlarge the type too much, press Control - .  That will reduce the type size.

 

Apple Safari

While the website is visible on your screen, press Command +

Each time you do this, the type size will increase a little.
Do this as often as you wish until the type size is most comfortable for you to read.

If you enlarge the type too much, press Command - .  That will reduce the type size.

 

Other browsers

Each of the other browsers will use either the Microsoft key combination or the Apple key combination. Try each and see which works for your browser.

 

 

Yes, you can!

You can use any number of terms that you wish.  However, you should be aware that when there is more than a single search term, the website searches for content that use ANY of the terms in your search box.  For example, assume that you enter:

Breastfeeding Midwives

You will find any content on the website that uses either term.  So your search will find:
All articles about Breastfeeding and Midwives
All articles about Breastfeeding including those that have nothing to do with Midwives
All articles about Midwives including those that have nothing to do with Breastfeeding

In technical terms, the default logical operator is a disjunction, and the space between words is treated as a logical OR.

Note that when you add several terms to your search each may produce more articles found, and your set of found material may be unwieldy.

 

 

 

Yes, you may!

Copyright which usually protects the material on a website, does NOT apply to this website or any other website financed by the United States government.  American law says that all material developed with U.S.. taxpayer funds, belongs to the public without restriction.  Legally the material in all USAID financed websites is in the Public Domain.

You may use it for any purpose you wish without asking permission of anyone.

How to do it

Put your cursor anywhere on the picture or graphic you want to use.
Right Click

A menu now appears.  Each different browser has slightly different options under this menu.  

 

For Microsoft Internet Explorer,

Click Copy
Open destination program or change windows if the destination program is already open
Place cursor at the point in the destination document that you want to insert the graphic
Click Paste (Control V)

You may wish to keep the photo or other graphic in your photographic or other resource library.  If so,
When you right click and display the menu,
Click Save Picture As
Enter the name you wish to give the graphic & the folder in which you want to store it
Click Save

Note that the picture will be saved in your folder in whatever format it was in on the website be it .jpg, gif, .png etc.

 

For Apple Safari

The procedure is the same except the "Save Picture As" command reads as "Save Image As"

 

Yes, you may!

Copyright which usually protects the material on a website, does NOT apply to this website or any other website financed by the United States government.  American law says that all material developed with U.S.. taxpayer funds, belongs to the public without restriction.  Legally the material in all USAID financed websites are in the Public Domain.

You may use it for any purpose you wish without asking permission of anyone.

How to do it

Select whatever text you want to use.
Copy it -- Press Control C or Click Edit Copy
Open whatever program that you want the material moved to (Usually Word)
Place the cursor where you want to insert the material
Paste it -- Press Control V or Click Edit Paste

You now have the material in your world processor.  It could just as easily have been placed in PowerPoint or any other software.

 

 

 

 

Yes, you can. 
 
It is done through commands on your browser.  The process is sightly different for each Internet browser. You must always start with the page you want to send visible on your Internet browser.  
For Microsoft Internet Explorer,:
Click File
Click Send
This gives you 2 options.
  1. You can send a colleague an e-mail with a link to the page on your screen.
  2. You can send an e-mail with the contents of the page on your screen in the e-mail itself.
One advantage to number 1 is that your email is much shorter.  This means that you and your recipient each will require less storage space, and that your email will transmit more rapidly.  The is major advantage to number one is that your email is less likely to be blocked by organizational or institutional SPAM filters. The more material there is in your e-mail, the greater the likelihood of the SPAM detecting software confusing a part of your e-mail with one of the SPAM criteria that is in use..  Some organizations filter the mail immediately.  Others, put the longer e-mails aside and filter them when the server or the entire network is not very busy.  So if you use option 2, your e-mail might be delayed in transmission or it might be erroneously classified as SPAM to be sent to the Junk Mail storage and not delivered.
1 is safer. 2 is more convenient but more risky. 
Whichever you choose, an e-mail form will appear in Outlook or other mail program if you use it.  The web page contents or the link will already be in the e-mail.  You only have to enter your colleague's e-mail address and a subject.  Then send.  You may if you wish place your cursor in front of the web contents or link and type a paragraph of explanation.  As you type new lines that existing contents or links will automatically move down to make room for the new typed material.  
If you are using the Apple, Safari web browser,
 Click File
 Click Share
 Click E-mail this page
You will then be presented with the Apple mail form already containing the content of the web page.  You only have to enter your colleague's e-mail address, a subject, and then send.  You may if you wish place your cursor in front of the web contents or link and type a paragraph of explanation. As you type new lines the existing content or links will automatically move down to make room for the new typed material.
With Safari you do not have the direct option of mailing the link.  You may do this by:
Place you cursor in the address text box at the top of the Safari browser window.
Select the whole address
Click Command C.  This copies the URL to the clipboard
Open the Apple Mail Program
Click on the New Message button.
When the e-mail new message form appears, Place your cursor in the message box and
Click Command V.  This pastes the URL into the email
Enter your colleague's e-mail address, a subject, and then send.  You may if you wish place your cursor in front of the web contents or link and type a paragraph of explanation.  As you type new lines the existing content or links will automatically move down to make room for the new typed material.
The other web browsers all have a similar methods.

 

The time elapsed for a search involves many factors.  The time for our Server to search the data base and find the results is normally less that a second, but for very complex searches may take 5 seconds or so. However several other things must happen before and after the Server searches the data base for you to view the results. These are: 1. Your search terms must travel over the Internet from your computer to the web server. 2. The search must be made on the server 3. The results must travel over the Internet to your computer 4. They must then be processed by your computer and by your browser 5. Then they must display through your computer's graphic processor to your screen. The time to travel over the Internet is NOT a function of distance. The electrons travel over the Internet at the speed of light--small fractions of a second to go around the world. There are several junction points (nodes) along the way that the data has to pass through. Nodes can become traffic jams. The time to get through a route depends on the amount of Bandwidth available and the quantity of traffic going through that node at that time.  Another delay at the node is caused by what else the node is doing besides just routing the data? Every additional function takes additional time. These functions might be: Analyzing the amount of your data for billing or other purpose. Prioritizing traffic. Performing a Virus or other malware check. Another set of delays is determined by the physical characteristics of your computer, such as your processor speed. When all this is added together, the total elapsed time from when you submit the search until you view the first page of the results will be from 4 to 20 seconds for most searches. A very complex, advanced search might take more time. 

 

There is! On most browsers it is on the lower left hand corner of your screen. It will typically say something like: Waiting for response from phciraq.org when it has received your click. If you do not see any message that indicates that the computer is waiting for something, then the chances are that it has not registered your click. So click again.

 

You do not have to use any of the suggested searches. Under the 'RESOURCES' tab, ignore the 'Suggested Searches' box.  Just enter your search words in the large left hand box under the 'RESOURCES' tab and do the search.