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Available online 22 September 2014:


  • ID: BLT.13.130708
    pdf, 132kb

    Developing an alcohol policy assessment toolkit; application in the western Pacific
    - Natacha Carragher, Joshua Byrnes, Christopher M Doran & Anthony Shakeshaft
  • ID: BLT.13.134239
    pdf, 486kb

    Trends in all-cause mortality during the scale-up of an antiretroviral therapy programme: a cross-sectional study in Lusaka, Zambia
    - Sujit D Rathod, Benjamin H Chi, Thankian Kusanthan, Batista Chilopa, Jens Levy, Izukanji Sikazwe, Peter Mwaba & Jeffrey SA Stringer
  • ID: BLT.13.129254
    pdf, 340kb

    Health and happiness: cross-sectional household surveys in Finland, Poland and Spain
    - Marta Miret, Francisco Félix Caballero, Somnath Chatterji, Beatriz Olaya, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Seppo Koskinen, Matilde Leonardi, Josep Maria Haro & José Luis Ayuso-Mateos
  • ID: BLT.13.135145
    pdf, 398kb

    Review of surveillance and insurance data towards measles elimination in Germany
    - Anja Takla, Ole Wichmann, Thorsten Rieck & Dorothe Matysiak-Klose
  • ID: BLT.13.126615
    pdf, 142kb

    Incidence of and illnesses associated with catastrophic household expenditure on health in Nepal: a cross-sectional survey
    - Eiko Saito, Stuart Gilmour, Md Mizanur Rahman, Ghan Shyam Gautam, Pradeep Krishna Shreshta & Kenji Shibuya
  • ID: BLT.13.130609
    pdf, 173kb

    Estimation of maternal and child mortality one year after user-fee elimination: an impact evaluation and modelling study in Burkina Faso
    - Mira Johri, Valéry Ridde, Rolf Heinmüller & Slim Haddad
  • ID: BLT.13.133413
    pdf, 292kb

    Age-specific prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in young pregnant women Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
    - Terence T Lao, Daljit S Sahota, Lai-Wa Law, Yvonne KY Cheng & Tak-Yeung Leung
  • ID: BLT.13.132118
    pdf, 148kb

    Asbestos; use, bans and disease burden in the European Region
    - Takashi Kameda, Ken Takahashi, Rokho Kim, Ying Jiang, Mehrnoosh Movahed, Eun-Kee Park & Jorma Rantanen
  • ID: BLT.13.126532
    pdf, 203kb

    Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey
    - Michael Abouyannis, Russell Dacombe, Isaias Dambe, James Mpunga, Brian Faragher, Francis Gausi, Henry Ndhlovu, Chifundo Kachiza, Pedro Suarez, Catherine Mundy, Hastings T Banda, Ishmael Nyasulu & S Bertel Squire


  • ID: BLT.13.129775
    pdf, 514kb

    Improving the estimation of the tuberculosis burden in India
    - Krycia Cowling, Rakhi Dandona & Lalit Dandona
  • ID: BLT.14.137653
    pdf, 509kb

    The global diffusion of organ transplantation: trends, drivers and policy implications
    - Sarah L White, Richard Hirth, Beatriz Mahíllo, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Francis L Delmonico, Luc Noel, Jeremy Chapman, Rafael Matesanz, Mar Carmona, Marina Alvarez, Jose R Núñez & Alan Leichtman
  • ID: BLT.14.137828
    pdf, 455kb

    Achieving compliance with the International Health Regulations by overseas territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    - Esther L Hamblion, Mark Salter & Jane Jones on behalf of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies IHR Project Group


  • ID: BLT.13.133512
    pdf, 71kb

    Establishing an early warning alert and response network following the 2013 Solomon Islands tsunami
    - Augustine Bilve, Francisco Nogareda, Cynthia Joshua, Lester Ross, Christopher Betcha, Kara Durski, Juliet Fleischl & Eric Nilles
  • 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.14.137935
    pdf, 154kb

    Systematic review of hospital-based cause-of-death statistics: strengthening the evidence for policy-makers
    - Rasika Rampatige, Lene Mikkelsen, Bernardo Hernandez, Ian Riley & Alan D Lopez


  • ID: BLT.13.134072
    pdf, 57kb

    Economic crisis and increased immigrant mobility: new challenges in managing Chagas disease in Europe
    - Yves Jackson, Monica Varcher Herrera & Joaquim Gascon
  • ID: BLT.13.134486
    pdf, 62kb

    The case for global investment in rheumatic heart-disease control
    - Rosemary Wyber, Liesl Zühlke & Jonathan Carapetis