Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Available online 19 December 2014:


  • ID: BLT.14.141614
    pdf, 139kb

    Responses to donor proliferation in Ghana’s health sector: a qualitative case study
    - Sarah Wood Pallas, Justice Nonvignon, Moses Aikins & Jennifer Prah Ruger
  • ID: BLT.14.139790
    pdf, 738kb

    Neonatal cause-of-death estimates for the early and late neonatal periods for 194 countries: 2000–2013
    - Shefali Oza, Joy E Lawn, Daniel R Hogan, Colin Mathers & Simon N Cousens
  • ID: BLT.14.139113
    pdf, 3.46Mb

    Developing regional weight-for-age growth references for malaria-endemic countries to optimize age-based dosing of antimalarials
    - Daniel J Hayes, Stef van Buuren, Feiko O ter Kuile, D Mikis Stasinopoulos, Robert A Rigby & Dianne J Terlouw
  • ID: BLT.14.143917
    pdf, 179kb

    An observational study of adults seeking emergency care in Cambodia
    - Lily D Yan, Swaminatha V Mahadevan, Mackensie Yore, Elizabeth A Pirrotta, Joan Woods, Koy Somontha, Yim Sovannra, Maya Raman, Erika Cornell, Christophe Grundmann & Matthew C Strehlow


  • ID: BLT.14.138420
    pdf, 92kb

    A call for global governance of biobanks
    - Haidan Chen and Tikki Pang
  • ID: BLT.14.138206
    pdf, 136kb

    Thresholds for the cost–effectiveness of interventions: alternative approaches
    - Elliot Marseille, Bruce Larson, Dhruv S Kazi, James G Kahn & Sydney Rosen


  • ID: BLT.14.138909
    pdf, 504kb

    Ensuring accurate testing for human immunodeficiency virus in Myanmar
    - Latt Latt Kyaw, Ikuma Nozaki, Koji Wada, Khin Yi Oo, Htay Htay Tin & Namiko Yoshihara
  • ID: BLT.14.136242
    pdf, 67kb

    Informing evidence-based policies for ageing and health in Ghana
    - Islene Araujo de Carvalho, Julie Byles, Charles Aquah, George Amofah, Richard Biritwun, Ulysses Panisset, James Goodwin & John Beard
  • ID: BLT.14.139626
    pdf, 79kb

    Integrated prevention of mother-to-child transmission for human immunodeficiency virus, syphilis and hepatitis B virus in China
    - Ai-Ling Wang, Ya-Ping Qiao, Lin-Hong Wang, Li-Wen Fang, Fang Wang, Xi Jin, Jie Qiu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Qian Wang, Jiu-Ling Wu, Sten H Vermund & Li Song


  • ID: BLT.14.138149
    pdf, 1.01Mb

    Association between antiretroviral therapy adherence and employment status: systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Jean B Nachega, Olalekan A Uthman, Karl Peltzer, Lindsey A Richardson, Edward J Mills, Kofi Amekudzi & Alice Ouédraogo
  • ID: BLT.14.139287
    pdf, 200kb

    The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review
    - Beverley M Essue, Merel Kimman, Nina Svenstrup, Katharina Lindevig Kjoege, Tracey Lea Laba, Maree L Hackett & Stephen Jan


  • ID: BLT.14.139741
    pdf, 72kb

    Financing health care for adolescents: a necessary part of universal health coverage
    - Catriona Waddington & Claudia Sambo
  • ID: BLT.14.141473
    pdf, 81kb

    Measuring the incidence and prevalence of obstetric fistula: approaches, needs and recommendations
    - Özge Tunçalp, Vandana Tripathi, Evelyn Landry, Cynthia K Stanton & Saifuddin Ahmed
  • ID: BLT.14.140723
    pdf, 50kb

    Rabies control in India: a need to close the gap between research and policy
    - Syed Shahid Abbas & Manish Kakkar


  • ID: BLT.14.141911
    pdf, 51kb

    Methylmercury exposure and developmental neurotoxicity
    - Gary J Myers, Philip W Davidson, Gene E Watson, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Sally W Thurston, JJ Strain, Conrad F Shamlaye & Pascal Bovet