Medical Abbreviations starts with Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X

Q & R

QMP Quality Management Programme (blood)

QMT Quality Management Training (blood)

RNTCP  Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme

RHRC Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium

RR Relative risk

R&R Rest and Recuperation

RRN Relief and Rehabilitation Network

RVF Rift Valley Fever

RC/RC Red Cross/ Red Crescent

RDRT Regional Disaster Response Teams

RDT Rapid Diagnostic Tests (for malaria)

RH Reproductive Health

RHA Rapid Health Assessment

RCT Randomized controlled trial

RHR Reproductive Health and Research


SAM  Services Availability Mapping

SARA  Service Availability and Readiness Assessment

SDMX  Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange

SPA  Service Provision Assessment

SQL  Structured Query Language

SC South-South Cooperation

STI Sexually Transmitted Infections

SAR Search and Rescue

SAVE Secondary Assessment of Victim Endpoint

Sd Shigella dysenteriae

SF Supplementary Feeding

SFP Supplementary Feeding Programme

SGBV Sexual Gender Based Violence

SMART Standardised Monitoring of Relief and Transitions

SOP Standard Operational Procedure

SP Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine

START Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment

STD Sexually Transmitted Disease

STI Sexually Transmitted Infection

SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities and Threat (analysis)

SRH sexual and reproductive health

SS Stainless Steel

S/S Sharp/Sharp

SSS Sugar Salt Solution

SCI Spinal Cord Injury

SSG Split Skin Graft


TB Tuberculosis

TALC Teaching Aids at Low Cost

TALL Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning

TB Tuberculosis

TBA Traditional Birth Attendant

TEE  Transesophageal echocardiography

TDR Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

TFC Therapeutic Feeding Centre

TFP Therapeutic Feeding Programme

ThCMV Therapeutic vitamins and minerals

TLC Total Lymphocyte Count

TLIF Thoracic Lumbar Interbody Fusion

TENS  Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

TH  Traditional Healer

TT  Tetanus Toxoid vaccine


UHC Universal Health Coverage

UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance/Action Framework

URP Uniform Recall Period

U5MR Under-Five Mortality Rate

UNHCR United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees

UHC  Universal health coverage

UNICEF United Nation Children’s Fund

UNV United Nations Volunteer

USAID United States Agency for International Development

USCR United States Committee for Refugees

UTC Universal Time Co-ordinated

UNFPA United Nations Population Fund

USAID United States Agency for International Development

UNAIDS  Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNDP  United Nations Development Programme

UUIDs  Universally Unique Identifiers

VEN Vital, Essential, Non-essential

VPN  Virtual Private Network

WFH Weight-For-Height

WFP World Food Programme

WHO World Health Organisation

WHO/AFRO World Health Organization Africa Regional Office

WHO/EHA WHO, Emergency, and Humanitarian Action

WMA World Medical Association

WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction

WMMR Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report

WSM World Swim for Malaria

WTO World Trade Organisation

XDR-TB Extensive drug-resistant therapy

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