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Available online 16 April 2015:


  • ID: BLT.14.146050
    pdf, 87kb

    Surveys of measles vaccination coverage in eastern and southern Africa: a review of quality and methods used
    - Reinhard Kaiser, Messeret E Shibeshi, Jethro M Chakauya, Emelda Dzeka, Balcha G Masresha, Fussum Daniel & Nestor Shivute
  • ID: BLT.14.145771
    pdf, 221kb

    Injury-related mortality in South Africa: a retrospective descriptive study of postmortem investigations
    - Richard Matzopoulos, Megan Prinsloo, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, Nomonde Gwebushe, Shanaaz Mathews, Lorna Martin, Ria Laubscher, Naeemah Abrahams, William Msemburi, Carl Lombard & Debbie Bradshaw
  • ID: BLT.14.145540
    pdf, 177kb

    The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index: findings of an expert panel in New Zealand
    - Stefanie Vandevijvere, Clare Dominick, Anandita Devi & Boyd Swinburn for the International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support
  • ID: BLT.14.146159
    pdf, 194kb

    A multimedia consent tool for research participants in the Gambia: a randomized controlled trial
    - Muhammed O Afolabi, Nuala McGrath, Umberto D’Alessandro, Beate Kampmann, Egeruan B Imoukhuede, Raffaella M Ravinetto, Neal Alexander, Heidi J Larson, Daniel Chandramohan & Kalifa Bojang
  • ID: BLT.14.147439
    pdf, 144kb

    Tobacco smoking and tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a prospective cohort study in Georgia
    - Medea Gegia, Matthew J Magee, Russell R Kempker, Iagor Kalandadze, Tsira Chakhaia, Jonathan E Golub & Henry M Blumberg
  • ID: BLT.14.142356
    pdf, 384kb

    Tuberculosis control and economic recession: longitudinal study of data from 21 European countries (1991–2012)
    - Aaron Reeves, Sanjay Basu, Martin McKee, Andreas Sandgren, David Stuckler & Jan C Semenza


  • ID: BLT.14.146571
    pdf, 352kb

    Applying the lessons of maternal mortality reduction to global emergency health
    - Emilie J Calvello, Alexander Per Skog, Andrea G Tenner & Lee A Wallis


  • ID: BLT.14.142141
    pdf, 331kb

    Estimates of alcohol-related oesophageal cancer burden in Japan: systematic review and meta-analyses
    - Michael Roerecke, Kevin D Shield, Susumu Higuchi, Atsushi Yoshimura, Elisabeth Larsen, Maximilien X Rehm & Jürgen Rehm
  • ID: BLT.14.146951
    pdf, 437kb

    Strategies to increase the demand for childhood vaccination in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Mira Johri, Myriam Cielo Pérez, Catherine Arsenault, Jitendar K Sharma, Nitika Pant Pai, Smriti Pahwa & Marie-Pierre Sylvestre


  • ID: BLT.14.145532
    pdf, 82kb

    Onsite training of doctors, midwives and nurses in obstetric emergencies, Zimbabwe
    - Joanna F Crofts, Teclar Mukuli, Bobb T Murove, Solwayo Ngwenya, Sma Mhlanga, Meluleki Dube, Elton Sengurayi, Cathy Winter, Sharon Jordan, Sonia Barnfield, Heather Wilcox, Abi Merriel, Sabelo Ndlovu, Zedekiah Sibanda, Sikangezile Moyo, Wedu Ndebele, Tim J Draycott & Thabani Sibanda - Kaspars Lunte, Thierry Cordier-Lassalle & Joel Keravec
  • ID: BLT.14.144683
    pdf, 116kb

    Quality-of-care audit and perinatal mortality in South Africa
    - Emma R Allanson & Robert C Pattinson


  • ID: BLT.15.153031
    pdf, 61kb

    Routine feedback of test results to participants in clinic- and survey-based surveillance of HIV
    - Rachel Baggaley, Cheryl Johnson, Jesus Maria Garcia Calleja, Keith Sabin, Carla Obermeyer, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Basia Zaba, Carol El-Hayek & Jerome Amir Singh