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Available online 27 July 2016:


  • ID: BLT.15.165852
    pdf, 127kb

    Textual analysis of sugar industry influence on the World Health Organization’s 2015 sugars guideline
    - David Stuckler, Aaron Reeves, Rachel Loopstra & Martin McKee
  • ID: BLT.15.166314
    pdf, 150kb

    Gang truce for violence prevention, El Salvador
    - Charles M Katz, EC Hedberg & Luis Enrique Amaya
  • ID: BLT.15.166892
    pdf, 258kb

    A retrospective analysis of oral cholera vaccine use, disease severity and deaths during an outbreak in South Sudan
    - Cavin Epie Bekolo, Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, John Rumunu, Otim Patrick Ramadan & Debarati Guha-Sapir
  • ID: BLT.15.163634
    pdf, 135kb

    Visual health screening by schoolteachers in remote communities of Peru: implementation research
    - Sergio Latorre-Arteaga, Diana Gil-González, Covadonga Bascarán, Richard Hurtado Núñez, María del Carmen Peral Morales & Guillermo Carrillo Orihuela
  • ID: BLT.15.167593
    pdf, 151kb

    Estimation of child vaccination coverage at state and national levels in India
    - Pankaj Bhatnagar, Satish Gupta, Rakesh Kumar, Pradeep Haldar, Raman Sethi & Sunil Bahl
  • ID: BLT.15.166553
    pdf, 404kb

    The International Finance Facility for Immunisation: stakeholders’ perspectives
    - Tim Crocker-Buque & Sandra Mounier-Jack
  • ID: BLT.15.163998
    pdf, 131kb

    Essential medicines for cancer: WHO recommendations and national priorities
    - Jane Robertson, Ronald Barr, Lawrence N Shulman, Gilles B Forte & Nicola Magrini
  • ID: BLT.15.160044
    pdf, 179kb

    Adding interventions to mass measles vaccinations in India
    - Mira Johri, Stéphane Verguet, Shaun K Morris, Jitendar K Sharma, Usha Ram, Cindy Gauvreau, Edward Jones, Prabhat Jha & Mark Jit
  • ID: BLT.15.162867
    pdf, 505kb

    Inpatient management of children with severe acute malnutrition: review of WHO guidelines
    - Kirkby D Tickell & Donna M Denno


  • ID: BLT.15.162933
    pdf, 122kb

    The importance in assessing self-reported HIV status in bio-behavioural surveys
    - Lisa G Johnston, Miriam Lewis Sabin, Dimitri Prybylski, Keith Sabin, Willi McFarland, Stefan Baral, Andrea A Kim & H Fisher Raymond
  • ID: BLT.15.166777
    pdf, 324kb

    Tetanus infections and deaths in men revealed by monitoring of circumcision programmes
    - Shona Dalal, Julia Samuelson, Jason Reed, Ahmadu Yakubu, Buhle Ncube & Rachel Baggaley
  • ID: BLT.15.159426
    pdf, 99kb

    Medical monitoring of asbestos-exposed workers: experience from Poland
    - Beata Swiatkowska, Neonila Szeszenia-Dabrowska & Urszula Wilczynska
  • ID: BLT.15.167031
    pdf, 127kb

    Climate change, food, water and population health in China
    - Shilu Tong, Helen L Berry, Kristie Ebi, Hilary Bambrick, Wenbiao Hu, Donna Green, Elizabeth Hanna, Zhiqiang Wang & Colin D Butler


  • ID: BLT.15.162214
    pdf, 369kb

    Uptake of the World Health Organization’s trauma care guidelines: a systematic review
    - Lacey LaGrone, Kevin Riggle, Manjul Joshipura, Robert Quansah, Teri Reynolds, Kenneth Sherr & Charles Mock
  • ID: BLT.15.168252
    pdf, 170kb

    Group-based microfinance for collective empowerment: systematic review of health impacts
    - Lois Orton, Andy Pennington, Shilpa Nayak, Amanda Sowden, Martin White & Margaret Whitehead


  • ID: BLT.15.163121
    pdf, 169kb

    The burden of road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Davies Adeloye, Jacqueline Y Thompson, Moses A Akanbi, Dominic Azuh, Victoria Samuel, Nicholas Omoregbe & Charles K Ayo
  • ID: BLT.15.158741
    pdf, 880kb

    Accuracy of point-of-care testing for circulatory cathodic antigen in the detection of schistosome infection: systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Anthony Danso-Appiah, Jonathan Minton, Daniel Boamah, Joseph Otchere, Richard H Asmah, Mark Rodgers, Kwabena M Bosompem, Paolo Eusebi & Sake J De Vlas
  • ID: BLT.15.162461
    pdf, 333kb

    Point-of-care HIV tests done by peers, Brazil
    - Ana Roberta Pati Pascom, Clarissa Habckost Dutra de Barros, Tainah Dourado de Miranda Lobo, Elisiane Nelcina Pasini, Regina Aparecida Comparini & Fábio Caldas de Mesquita
  • ID: BLT.15.158147
    pdf, 82kb

    A bedside test for methemoglobinemia, Sri Lanka
    - Fathima Shihana, Andrew H Dawson & Nicholas A Buckley
  • ID: BLT.15.166074
    pdf, 92kb

    Scaling-up antiretroviral therapy in Malawi
    - Andreas Jahn, Anthony D Harries, Erik J Schouten, Edwin Libamba, Nathan Ford, Dermot Maher & Frank Chimbwandira


  • ID: BLT.15.162461
    pdf, 333kb

    Point-of-care HIV tests done by peers, Brazil
    - Ana Roberta Pati Pascom, Clarissa Habckost Dutra de Barros, Tainah Dourado de Miranda Lobo, Elisiane Nelcina Pasini, Regina Aparecida Comparini & Fábio Caldas de Mesquita
  • ID: BLT.15.164756
    pdf, 48kb

    Food fortification for impact: a data-driven approach
    - LM Neufeld, GJ Aaron, GS Garrett, SK Baker, O Dary & M Van Ameringen
  • ID: BLT.16.171504
    pdf, 478kb

    Detecting Guillain-Barré syndrome caused by Zika virus using systems developed for polio surveillance
    - Nirmal Kandel, Jaya Lamichhane, Rudolf H Tangermann & Guenael R M Rodier