Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Available online 24 November 2014:


  • ID: BLT.14.137315
    pdf, 318kb

    Peri-operative pulse oximetry in low-income countries: a cost–effectiveness analysis
    - Samantha Burn, Peter Chilton, Atul Gawande & Richard Lilford
  • ID: BLT.14.141614
    pdf, 139kb

    Responses to donor proliferation in Ghana’s health sector: a qualitative case study
    - Sarah Wood Pallas, Justice Nonvignon, Moses Aikins & Jennifer Prah Ruger
  • ID: BLT.14.139790
    pdf, 738kb

    Neonatal cause-of-death estimates for the early and late neonatal periods for 194 countries: 2000–2013
    - Shefali Oza, Joy E Lawn, Daniel R Hogan, Colin Mathers & Simon N Cousens
  • ID: BLT.14.139113
    pdf, 3.46Mb

    Developing regional weight-for-age growth references for malaria-endemic countries to optimize age-based dosing of antimalarials
    - Daniel J Hayes, Stef van Buuren, Feiko O ter Kuile, D Mikis Stasinopoulos, Robert A Rigby & Dianne J Terlouw


  • ID: BLT.14.141762
    pdf, 145kb

    Challenges facing the United States of America in implementing universal coverage
    - Thomas Rice, Lynn Y Unruh, Pauline Rosenau, Andrew J Barnes, Richard B Saltman & Ewout van Ginneken
  • ID: BLT.14.138420
    pdf, 92kb

    A call for global governance of biobanks
    - Haidan Chen and Tikki Pang


  • ID: BLT.14.142372
    pdf, 88kb

    Training HIV clinicians in eye examination to diagnose cytomegalovirus retinitis
    - David Heiden, NiNi Tun, Ernest Maningding, Matthew Heiden, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, Khin Nyein Chan, Tamara Khizniak, Alexandra Yakubenko, Susan Lewallen, Jeremy D Keenan & Peter Saranchuk
  • ID: BLT.14.135749
    pdf, 91kb

    Challenges facing HIV treatment in Guinea-Bissau: the benefits of international research collaborations
    - Sanne Jespersen, Bo Langhoff Hønge, Inés Oliveira, Candida Medina, David da Silva Té, Faustino Gomes Correia, Zacarias José da Silva, Christian Erikstrup, Lars Østergaard, Alex Lund Laursen & Christian Wejse for the Bissau HIV cohort study group
  • ID: BLT.14.138909
    pdf, 504kb

    Ensuring accurate testing for human immunodeficiency virus in Myanmar
    - Latt Latt Kyaw, Ikuma Nozaki, Koji Wada, Khin Yi Oo, Htay Htay Tin & Namiko Yoshihara
  • ID: BLT.14.136242
    pdf, 67kb

    Informing evidence-based policies for ageing and health in Ghana
    - Islene Araujo de Carvalho, Julie Byles, Charles Aquah, George Amofah, Richard Biritwun, Ulysses Panisset, James Goodwin & John Beard
  • ID: BLT.14.139626
    pdf, 79kb

    Integrated prevention of mother-to-child transmission for human immunodeficiency virus, syphilis and hepatitis B virus in China
    - Ai-Ling Wang, Ya-Ping Qiao, Lin-Hong Wang, Li-Wen Fang, Fang Wang, Xi Jin, Jie Qiu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Qian Wang, Jiu-Ling Wu, Sten H Vermund & Li Song


  • ID: BLT.14.135590
    pdf, 239kb

    Effectiveness of travel restrictions in the rapid containment of human influenza: a systematic review
    - Ana LP Mateus, Harmony E Otete, Charles R Beck, Gayle P Dolan, & Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam
  • ID: BLT.14.139949
    pdf, 752kb

    Post-licensure deployment of oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review
    - Stephen Martin, Anna Lena Lopez, Anna Bellos, Jacqueline Deen, Mohammad Ali, Kathryn Alberti, Dang Duc Anh, Alejandro Costa, Rebecca F Grais, Dominique Legros, Francisco Luquero, Megan B Ghai, William Perea & David A Sack
  • ID: BLT.14.138149
    pdf, 1.01Mb

    Association between antiretroviral therapy adherence and employment status: systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Jean B Nachega, Olalekan A Uthman, Karl Peltzer, Lindsey A Richardson, Edward J Mills, Kofi Amekudzi & Alice Ouédraogo
  • ID: BLT.14.139287
    pdf, 200kb

    The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review
    - Beverley M Essue, Merel Kimman, Nina Svenstrup, Katharina Lindevig Kjoege, Tracey Lea Laba, Maree L Hackett & Stephen Jan


  • ID: BLT.14.137869
    pdf, 118kb

    Defining disrespect and abuse of women in childbirth: A research, policy and rights agenda
    - Lynn P Freedman, Kate Ramsey, Timothy Abuya, Ben Bellows, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E Warren, Stephanie Kujawski, Wema Moyo, Margaret E Kruk & Godfrey Mbaruku
  • ID: BLT.14.142570
    pdf, 76kb

    Pharmacovigilance and tuberculosis: applying the lessons of thioacetazone
    - Dennis Falzon, Geraldine Hill, Shanthi N Pal, Wimon Suwankesawong & Ernesto Jaramillo
  • ID: BLT.14.141259
    pdf, 47kb

    Dilemmas of evaluation: health research capacity initiatives
    - Donald C Cole, Garry Aslanyan, Alison Dunn, Alan Boyd & Imelda Bates
  • ID: BLT.14.139741
    pdf, 72kb

    Financing health care for adolescents: a necessary part of universal health coverage
    - Catriona Waddington & Claudia Sambo