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Available online 22 February 2017:


  • ID: BLT.16.174425
    pdf, 446kb

    Drowning deaths between 1861 and 2000 in Victoria, Australia
    - Carolyn Staines & Joan Ozanne-Smith
  • 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.16.178822
    pdf, 280kb

    Hepatitis B vaccination timing: demographic health survey results in 47 countries
    - Aparna Schweitzer, Manas K Akmatov & Gérard Krause
  • ID: BLT.16.177758
    pdf, 151kb

    Active trachoma and community use of sanitation, Ethiopia
    - William E Oswald, Aisha EP Stewart, Michael R Kramer, Tekola Endeshaw, Mulat Zerihun, Berhanu Melak, Eshetu Sata, Demelash Gessese, Tesfaye Teferi, Zerihun Tadesse, Birhan Guadie, Jonathan D King, Paul M Emerson, Elizabeth K Callahan, Dana Flanders, Christine L Moe & Thomas F Clasen
  • ID: BLT.16.178327
    pdf, 144kb

    Increased immunization coverage addresses the equity gap in Nepal
    - Ashish KC, Viktoria Nelin, Hendrikus Raaijmakers, Hyung Joon Kim, Chahana Singh & Mats Målqvist
  • ID: BLT.16.179846
    pdf, 1.36Mb

    Assessing the quality of primary care in Haiti
    - Anna D Gage, Hannah H Leslie, Asaf Bitton, J Gregory Jerome, Roody Thermidor, Jean Paul Joseph & Margaret E Kruk
  • ID: BLT.16.170167
    pdf, 1.40Mb

    A randomized controlled study of socioeconomic support to enhance tuberculosis prevention and treatment, Peru
    - Tom Wingfield, Marco A Tovar, Doug Huff, Delia Boccia, Rosario Montoya, Eric Ramos, Sumona Datta, Matthew J Saunders, James J Lewis, Robert H Gilman & Carlton A Evans
  • ID: BLT.16.172924
    pdf, 2.06Mb

    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.16.172874
    pdf, 177kb

    An antibiotic’s journey from marketing authorization to use Norway
    - Christine Årdal, Hege Salvesen Blix, Jens Plahte & John-Arne Røttingen
  • 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.16.175166
    pdf, 682kb

    Lessons learnt from 12 oral cholera vaccine campaigns in resource-poor settings
    - Amber Hsiao, Sachin N. Desai, Vittal Mogasale, Jean-Louis Excler & Laura Digilio


  • ID: BLT.16.173674
    pdf, 131kb

    Adapting Nepal’s polio eradication programme
    - Krishna P Paudel, Lee M Hampton, Santosh Gurung, Rajendra Bohara, Indra K Rai, Sameer Anaokar, Rachel D Swift &Stephen Cochi
  • 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.16.173039
    pdf, 317kb

    Pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis: a systematic review
    - Jocelyn A Kessels, Sergio Recuenco, Ana Maria Navarro-Vela, Raffy Deray, Marco Vigilato, Hildegund Ertl, David Durrheim, Helen Rees, Louis H Nel, Bernadette Abela-Ridder & Deborah Briggs
  • ID: BLT.15.157149
    pdf, 425kb

    Under-five mortality according to maternal survival: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Lana Clara Chikhungu, Marie-Louise Newell & Nigel Rollins
  • ID: BLT.16.186676
    pdf, 549kb

    Providing oxygen to children in hospitals: a realist review


  • ID: BLT.16.173229
    pdf, 58kb

    Diarrhoeal disease in children due to contaminated food
    - MD Kirk, FJ Angulo, AH Havelaar & RE Black
  • ID: BLT.16.178061
    pdf, 71kb

    Therapeutic antibodies for infectious diseases
    - Erin Sparrow, Martin Friede, Mohamud Sheikh & Siranda Torvaldsen
  • ID: BLT.16.171967
    pdf, 97kb

    Medicines for children: flexible, solid, oral formulations
    - Ebiowei SF Orubu & Catherine Tuleu