Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Available online 1 December 2016:


  • ID: BLT.16.171579
    pdf, 135kb

    Countries’ response to WHO’s travel recommendations during the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak
    - Wendy Rhymer & Rick Speare
  • ID: BLT.15.167726
    pdf, 182kb

    The economic burden of dementia in China, 1990–2030: implications for health policy
    - Junfang Xu, Jian Wang, Anders Wimo, Laura Fratiglioni & Chengxuan Qiu
  • ID: BLT.16.172965
    pdf, 181kb

    Global research priorities for interpersonal violence prevention: a modified Delphi study
    - Christopher R Mikton, Masako Tanaka, Mark Tomlinson, David L Streiner, Lil Tonmyr, Bandy X Lee, Jane Fisher, Kathy Hegadoren, Joam Evans Pim, Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang & Harriet L MacMillan
  • ID: BLT.16.169383
    pdf, 398kb

    Cost–effectiveness of screening for active cases of tuberculosis in Flanders, Belgium
    - G Suzanne A Smit, Ludwig Apers, Wouter Arrazola de Onate, Philippe Beutels, Pierre Dorny, An-Marie Forier, Kristien Janssens, Jean Macq, Ruud Mak, Sandrina Schol, Dirk Wildemeersch, Niko Speybroeck & Brecht Devleesschauwer
  • ID: BLT.16.176123
    pdf, 532kb

    Use of antibiotics in children younger than two years in eight countries: a prospective cohort study
    - Elizabeth T Rogawski, James A Platts-Mills, Jessica C Seidman, Sushil John, Mustafa Mahfuz, Manjeswori Ulak, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Pablo Penataro Yori, Estomih Mduma, Erling Svensen, Tahmeed Ahmed, Aldo AM Lima, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Margaret N Kosek, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Anita KM Zaidi, Gagandeep Kang, Pascal O Bessong, Eric R Houpt, Richard L Guerrant & MAL-ED Network Investigators
  • ID: BLT.16.174425
    pdf, 446kb

    Drowning deaths between 1861 and 2000 in Victoria, Australia
    - Carolyn Staines & Joan Ozanne-Smith


  • ID: BLT.16.175984
    pdf, 50kb

    Integrated biological–behavioural surveillance in pandemic-threat warning systems
    - Maureen Miller & Emily Hagan
  • ID: BLT.16.178079
    pdf, 141kb

    An equity dashboard to monitor vaccination coverage
    - Catherine Arsenault, Sam Harper, Arijit Nandi, José M Mendoza Rodríguez, Peter M Hansen & Mira Johri


  • ID: BLT.16.178434
    pdf, 159kb

    Modifying homes for persons with physical disabilities in Thailand
    - Sirinart Tongsiri, Chanuttha Ploylearmsang, Katanyu Hawsutisima, Wachara Riewpaiboon & Viroj Tangcharoensathien
  • 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.16.173039
    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.15.168328
    pdf, 56kb

    Documenting attacks on health workers and facilities in armed conflicts
    - Preeti Patel, Fawzia Gibson-Fall, Richard Sullivan & Rachel Irwin
  • 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.16.170803
    pdf, 57kb

    Improving health-care quality in resource-poor settings
    - Bejoy Nambiar, Dougal S Hargreaves, Chelsea Morroni, Michelle Heys, Sonya Crowe, Christina Pagel, Felicity Fitzgerald, Susana Frazao Pinheiro, Delanjathan Devakumar, Sue Mann, Monica Lakhanpaul, Martin Marshall & Timothy Colbourn