Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Available online 1 December 2015:


  • ID: BLT.14.151365
    pdf, 347kb

    Prevention of neural tube defects by the fortification of flour with folic acid: a population-based retrospective study in Brazil
    - Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Roberto Carlos Reyes Lecca, Juan Jose Cortez-Escalante, Mauro Niskier Sanchez & Humberto Gabriel Rodrigues
  • ID: BLT.15.153585
    pdf, 473kb

    Estimating mortality using data from civil registration: a cross-sectional study in India
    - Mamta Gupta, Chalapati Rao, PVM Lakshmi, Shankar Prinja & Rajesh Kumar
  • ID: BLT.15.158238
    pdf, 1.62Mb

    Compliance with smoke free legislation within public buildings: a cross-sectional study in Turkey
    - Ana Navas-Acien, Asli Çarkoğlu, Gül Ergör, Mutlu Hayran, Toker Ergüder, Bekir Kaplan, Jolie Susan, Hoda Magid, Jonathan Pollak & Joanna E Cohen
  • ID: BLT.15.152363
    pdf, 484kb

    Mortality from neglected tropical diseases in Brazil, 2000–2011
    - Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo, Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr., Carlos Henrique Alencar & Jorg Heukelbach
  • ID: BLT.15.161885
    pdf, 1.88Mb

    Schistosomiasis in school-age children in Burkina Faso after a decade of preventive chemotherapy
    - Hamado Ouedraogo, François Drabo, Dramane Zongo, Mohamed Bagayan, Issouf Bamba, Tiba Pima, Fanny Yago-Wienne, Emily Toubali & Yaobi Zhang
  • ID: BLT.15.154849
    pdf, 95kb

    Community-based surveillance of maternal deaths in rural Ghana
    - Joseph Adomako, Gloria Asare, Anthony Ofosu, Bradley Iott, Tiffany Anthony, Andrea Momoh, Elisa Warner, Judy Idrovo, Rachel Ward & Frank Anderson
  • ID: BLT.15.162974
    pdf, 176kb

    Drinking water and sanitation: progress in 73 countries in relation to socioeconomic indicators
    - Jeanne Luh & Jamie Bartram
  • ID: BLT.15.160036
    pdf, 132kb

    Access to iodized salt in 11 low- and lower-middle-income countries: 2000 and 2010
    - Thach Tran, Basil Hetzel & Jane Fisher


  • ID: BLT.15.153148
    pdf, 946kb

    An integrated national mortality surveillance system for death registration and mortality surveillance, China
    - Shiwei Liu, Xiaoling Wu, Alan D Lopez, Lijun Wang, Yue Cai, Andrew Page, Peng Yin, Yunning Liu, Yichong Li, Jiangmei Liu, Jinling You & Maigeng Zhou
  • ID: BLT.14.151894
    pdf, 91kb

    Implications of dual practice for universal health coverage
    - Barbara McPake, Giuliano Russo, David Hipgrave, Krishna Hort & James Campbell


  • ID: BLT.15.153619
    pdf, 257kb

    A staff support programme for rural hospitals in Nepal
    - Mark Zimmerman, Sharada Shah, Rabina Shakya, Bal Sundar Chansi, Kashim Shah, Daniel Munday, Nir Eyal & Bruce Hayes
  • ID: BLT.15.154997
    pdf, 107kb

    Building clinical trial capacity to develop a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    - Thelma Tupasi, Rajesh Gupta, Manfred Danilovits, Andra Cirule, Epifanio Sanchez-Garavito, Heping Xiao, Jose L Cabrera-Rivero, Dante E Vargas-Vasquez, Mengqiu Gao, Mohamed Awad, Leesa M Gentry, Lawrence J Geiter & Charles D Wells