Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 96, Number 2, February 2018, 77-144

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

EDITORIALS

Health, climate and small island states
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus & Patricia Espinosa
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.206474

Qualitative evidence to improve guidelines and health decision-making
— Etienne V Langlois, Özge Tunçalp, Susan L Norris, Ian Askew & Abdul Ghaffar
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.206540

NEWS

The challenges of preventing bovine tuberculosis
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.020218

Marion Koopmans: greater regional capacity to fight disease outbreaks
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.030218

RESEARCH

Implementation research: reactive mass vaccination with single-dose oral cholera vaccine, Zambia
— Marc Poncin, Gideon Zulu, Caroline Voute, Eva Ferreras, Clara Mbwili Muleya, Kennedy Malama, Lorenzo Pezzoli, Jacob Mufunda, Hugues Robert, Florent Uzzeni, Francisco J Luquero, Elizabeth Chizema & Iza Ciglenecki
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.16.189241

Antibiotic use in poultry: a survey of eight farms in Thailand
— Gumphol Wongsuvan, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Soawapak Hinjoy, Nicholas PJ Day & Direk Limmathurotsakul
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.195834

Antibiotic distribution channels in Thailand: results of key-informant interviews, reviews of drug regulations and database searches
— Angkana Sommanustweechai, Sunicha Chanvatik, Varavoot Sermsinsiri, Somsajee Sivilaikul, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Shunmay Yeung & Viroj Tangcharoensathien
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.199679

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Lessons learnt from implementation of the International Health Regulations: a systematic review
— Amitabh B Suthar, Lisa G Allen, Sara Cifuentes, Christopher Dye & Jason M Nagata
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.16.189100

POLICY & PRACTICE

Revision of clinical case definitions: influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection
— Julia Fitzner, Saba Qasmieh, Anthony Wayne Mounts, Burmaa Alexander, Terry Besselaar, Sylvie Briand, Caroline Brown, Seth Clark, Erica Dueger, Diane Gross, Siri Hauge, Siddhivinayak Hirve, Pernille Jorgensen, Mark A Katz, Ali Mafi, Mamunur Malik, Margaret McCarron, Tamara Meerhoff, Yuichiro Mori, Joshua Mott, Maria Teresa da Costa Olivera, Justin R Ortiz, Rakhee Palekar, Helena Rebelo-de-Andrade, Loes Soetens, Ali Ahmed Yahaya, Wenqing Zhang & Katelijn Vandemaele
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.194514

Pandemic risk: how large are the expected losses?
— Victoria Y Fan, Dean T Jamison & Lawrence H Summers
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.199588

PERSPECTIVES

Medicines quality assurance to fight antimicrobial resistance
— Jude Nwokike, Aubrey Clark & Phillip P Nguyen
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.199562

A framework for stimulating economic investments to prevent emerging diseases
— Daniel L Schar, Gavin Mark Yamey, Catherine C Machalaba & William B Karesh
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.199547

Complex determinants of inappropriate use of antibiotics
— Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Sunicha Chanvatik & Angkana Sommanustweechai
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.199687