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Available online 7 April 2017:


  • ID: BLT.16.176982
    pdf, 376kb

    Improving the quality of hospital care for children by supportive supervision: a cluster randomized trial, Kyrgyzstan
    - Marzia Lazzerini, Venera Shukurova, Marina Davletbaeva, Kubanychbek Monolbaev, Tatiana Kulichenko, Yuri Akoev, Maya Bakradze, Tea Margieva, Ilya Mityushino, Leyla Namazova-Baranova, Elnura Boronbayeva, Aigul Kuttumuratova, Martin Willy Weber & Giorgio Tamburlini
  • ID: BLT.16.172924
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    Equity trends in ownership of insecticide-treated nets in 19 Sub-Saharan African countries
    - Cameron Taylor, Lia Florey & Yazoume Ye
  • ID: BLT.16.178202
    pdf, 175kb

    Implementation research to improve quality of maternal and newborn health care, Malawi
    - Stephan Brenner, Danielle Wilhelm, Julia Lohmann, Christabel Kambala, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Adamson S Muula & Manuela De Allegri
  • ID: BLT.16.179499
    pdf, 210kb

    Observations of infection prevention and control practices in primary health care, Kenya
    - Guadalupe Bedoya, Amy Dolinger, Khama Rogo, Njeri Mwaura, Francis Wafula, Jorge Coarasa, Ana Goicoechea & Jishnu Das
  • ID: BLT.16.179531
    pdf, 181kb

    Developing global indicators for quality of maternal and newborn care: a feasibility assessment
    - Barbara Madaj, Helen Smith, Matthews Mathai, Nathalie Roos & Nynke van den Broek
  • ID: BLT.16.179143
    pdf, 267kb

    Records of medical malpractice litigation: a potential indicator of health-care quality in China
  • ID: BLT.16.175885
    pdf, 1.22Mb

    A geospatial evaluation of timely access to surgical care in seven countries
    - Lisa M Knowlton, Paulin Banguti, Smita Chackungal, Traichit Chanthasirid, Tiffany E Chao, Bernice Dahn, Milliard Derbew, Debashish Dhar, Micaela M Esquivel, Faye Evans, Simon Hendel, Drake G LeBrun, Michelle Notrica, Iracema Saavedra-Pozo, Ross Shockley, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Kelly A McQueen, David A Spain & Thomas G Weiser
  • ID: BLT.16.179559
    pdf, 1.70Mb

    Evaluation of a social franchising and telemedicine programme and the care provided for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia, India
    - Manoj Mohanan, Soledad Giardili, Veena Das, Tracy L Rabin, Sunil S Raj, Jeremy I Schwartz, Aparna Seth, Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Grant Miller & Marcos Vera-Hernández
  • ID: BLT.16.170092
    pdf, 772kb

    Clinical management of children with fever: a cross-sectional study in rural Zambia
    - Karsten Lunze, Godfrey Biemba, J Joseph Lawrence, William B MacLeod, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Kebby Musokotwane, Toyin Ajayi, Simon Mutembo, Chilunga Puta, Duncan Earle, Rick Steketee & Davidson H Hamer
  • ID: BLT.16.180646
    pdf, 145kb

    Nurse-led HIV services and quality of care at health facilities in Kenya, 2014‒201
    - Miriam Rabkin, Matthew Lamb, Zainab T Osakwe, Peter R Mwangi, Wafaa M El-Sadr & Susan Michaels-Strasser


  • ID: BLT.16.175596
    pdf, 103kb

    Tobacco growing and the sustainable development goals, Malawi
    - Margarete C Kulik, Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Spy Munthali & Wendy Max
  • ID: BLT.16.180190
    pdf, 640kb

    Quality of care: measuring a neglected driver of improved health
    - Yoko Akachi & Margaret E Kruk
  • ID: BLT.16.179309
    pdf, 98kb

    Understanding and measuring quality of care: dealing with complexity
    - Johanna Hanefeld, Timothy Powell-Jackson & Dina Balabanova


  • ID: BLT.16.171280
    pdf, 115kb

    Evaluation of the influenza sentinel surveillance system in Madagascar, 2009–2014
    - Alain Rakotoarisoa, Laurence Randrianasolo, Stefano Tempia, Julia Guillebaud, Norosoa Razanajatovo, Lea Randriamampionona, Patrice Piola, Ariane Halm, Jean-Michel Heraud


  • ID: BLT.15.161117
    pdf, 75kb

    National drug policy reform for noncommunicable diseases in low-resource countries: example from Bangladesh
    - Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Md Tauhidul Islam, Anwar Islam, Anthony Rodgers, Clara K Chow & Aliya Naheed
  • ID: BLT.16.174912
    pdf, 94kb

    Capacity-building for a strong public health nutrition workforce in low-resource countries
    - Hélène Delisle, Roger Shrimpton, Sonia Blaney, Lisanne Du Plessis, Stephen Atwood, David Sanders & Barry Margetts
  • ID: BLT.16.187476
    pdf, 213kb

    Strengthening health systems for universal health coverage and sustainable development
    - Marie Paule Kieny, Henk Bekedam, Delanyo Dovlo, James Fitzgerald, Jarno Habicht, Graham Harrison, Hans Kluge, Vivian Lin, Natela Menabde, Zafar Mirza, Sameen Siddiqi & Phyllida Travis