Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Available online 3 April 2014:


  • ID: BLT.13.130195
    pdf, 166kb

    Monitoring progress towards the elimination of measles in China: an analysis of measles surveillance data
    - Chao Ma, Lixin Hao, Yan Zhang, Qiru Su, Lance Rodewald, Zhijie An, Wenzhou Yu, Jing Ma,a Ning Wen, Huiling Wang, Xiaofeng Liang, Huaqing Wang, Weizhong Yang, Li Li & Huiming Luo
  • ID: BLT.13.124412
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    Influenza seasonality and vaccination timing in tropical and subtropical areas of southern and south-eastern Asia
    - Siddhartha Saha, Mandeep Chadha, Abdullah Al Mamun, Mahmudur Rahman, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez, Malinee Chittaganpitch, Sirima Pattamadilok, Sonja J Olsen, Ondri Dwi Sampurno, Vivi Setiawaty, Krisna Nur Andriana Pangesti, Gina Samaan, Sibounhom Archkhawongs, Phengta Vongphrachanh, Darouny Phonekeo, Andrew Corwin, Sok Touch, Philippe Buchy, Nora Chea, Paul Kitsutani, Le Quynh Mai, Vu Dinh Thiem, Raymond Lin, Constance Low, Chong Chee Kheong, Norizah Ismail, Mohd Apandi Yusof, Amado Tandoc III, Vito Roque Jr, Akhilesh Mishra, Ann C Moen, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Jeffrey Partridge & Renu B Lal
  • ID: BLT.13.129122
    pdf, 243kb

    Can vouchers deliver? An evaluation of subsidies for maternal health care in Cambodia
    - Ellen Van de Poel, Gabriela Flores, Por Ir, Owen O’Donnell & Eddy Van Doorslaer
  • ID: BLT.13.124677
    pdf, 732kb

    The impact of having a subsequent baby on women’s mental health after losing a child in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake: a cross-sectional survey
    - Yao Xu, Helen Herrman, Rebecca Bentley, Atsuro Tsutsumi & Jane Fisher
  • ID: BLT.13.118448
    pdf, 320kb

    Time series analysis of the impact of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence among Australian adults, 2001–2011
    - Melanie A Wakefield, Kerri Coomber, Sarah J Durkin, Michelle Scollo, Megan Bayly, Matthew J Spittal, Julie A Simpson & David Hill
  • ID: BLT.13.127076
    pdf, 179kb

    Use of text messages to communicate clinical recommendations to health workers in rural China: a cluster-randomized trial
    - Yaolong Chen, Kehu Yang, Tao Jing, Jinhui Tian, Xiping Shen, Changchun Xie, Bin Ma, Yali Liu, Liang Yao & Xiaoyuan Cao


  • ID: BLT.13.128728
    pdf, 115kb

    The global burden of disabling hearing impairment: a call to action
    - Bolajoko O Olusanya, Katrin J Neumann & James E Saunders
  • ID: BLT.13.130955
    pdf, 88kb

    International investment agreements and public health: neutralizing a threat through treaty drafting
    - Bryan Mercurio
  • ID: BLT.13.132431
    pdf, 102kb

    A multicomponent strategy to improve the availability of antivenom for treating snakebite envenoming
    - José María Gutiérrez, Thierry Burnouf, Robert A Harrison, Juan J Calvete, Ulrich Kuch, David A Warrell & David J Williams, for the Global Snakebite Initiative
  • ID: BLT.13.130385
    pdf, 115kb

    Adoption, implementation and prioritization of specialist outreach policy in Australia: a national perspective
    - Belinda G O’Sullivan, Catherine M Joyce & Matthew R McGrail


  • ID: BLT.13.130344
    pdf, 109kb

    Community-based prevention of hepatitis-B-related liver cancer: Australian insights
    - Monica C Robotin, Melanie Q Kansil, Mamta Porwal, Andrew G Penman & Jacob George


  • ID: BLT.13.129601
    pdf, 229kb

    Prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases: overview of randomized trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    - Shanthi Kappagoda & John PA Ioannidis


  • ID: BLT.13.131391
    pdf, 48kb

    Intimate partner violence against women and victim-blaming attitudes among Europeans
    - Enrique Gracia
  • ID: BLT.13.130146
    pdf, 535kb

    Health system cost of delivering routine vaccination in low- and lower-middle-income countries: What is needed over the next decade?
    - Patrick Lydon, Gian Gandhi, Jos Vandelaer & Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele
  • ID: BLT.13.130146
    pdf, 80kb

    The men’s health gap: Men must be included in the global health equity agenda
    - Peter Baker, Shari L Dworkin, Sengfah Tong, Ian Banks, Tim Shand & Gavin Yamey