Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 89, No. 6, June

Challenges in Developing National HIV Guidelines: Experience from the Eastern Mediterranean/Defis Du Developpement De Recommandations Nationales Sur le VIH: L'experience Des Pays De l'Est De la Mediterranee/Retos En El Desarrollo De Unas Directrices Nacionales En Relacion Al VIH: La Experiencia del Mediterraneo Oriental
Introduction The clinical management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is evolving rapidly and it is a challenge to ensure that clinical practice guidelines remain up to date, valid and evidence-based. Yet, this is a prerequisite for...
Establishing an Evidence Base for E-Health: A Call for Papers
There are many definitions of e-health. (1) In 2001 Eysenbach defined e-health as "an emerging field in the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through...
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Dashed Hepes, Damaged Lives: Since the Term Was Coined about 40 Years Ago, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Has Slowly Become Recognized as a Public Health Issue. Alicestine October Reports from South Africa's Western Cape Province, Which Has the Highest Reported Rate in the World
"When I was pregnant with my son I drank a lot-mostly on weekends" says Marion Williams, a 45-year-old mother who lost two of her five children in childbirth. Williams lives in one of South Africa's famous wine-growing areas in the Western Cape....
From Awareness to Action: Regina Rabinovich Manages a Portfolio of More Than US$ 1 Billion of Grants in Infectious Disease Work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She Talks with Sarah Cumberland about the Challenges and Successes of Working in Global Health
Q: With limited money to deal with so many public health challenges in the world, how does the Gates Foundation decide where to allocate funds? A: [The] Gates [Foundation] takes a problem, whether it be malaria, pneumonia or HIV, and does a fairly...
Socioeconomic Inequalities in Hospital Births in China between 1988 and 2008/inegalites Socioeconomiques Lors Des Accouchements a L'hopital En Chine, Entre 1988 et 2008/desigualdades Socioeconomicas De Los Nacimientos En Hospitales De China Entre 1988 Y 2008
Introduction China has made remarkable progress in reducing maternal mortality, and several studies indicate that it may be close to achieving the fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 5). (1-3) Chinas success has been largely attributed to the...
Spatial Heterogeneity of Haemoglobin Concentration in Preschool-Age Children in Sub-Saharan Africa/Heterogeneite Spatiale De la Concentration En Hemoglobine Chez Les Enfants D'age Prescolaire En Afrique subsaharienne/Heterogeneidad Espacial De la Concentracion De Hemoglobina En Ninos De Edad Preescolar En El Africa Subsahariana
Introduction Over the past five decades many attempts have been made to reduce the burden of anaemia in vulnerable groups, particularly children less than 5 years of age and pregnant women. (1-3) Based on recent estimates from the World Health Organization...
Surgery as a Public Health Intervention: Common Misconceptions versus the Truth
The world's attention has recently been focused on the escalation of violence in north and west Africa. Daily reports of deaths and injuries from the region have raised concerns. What is missing from the picture, however, is the fact that many of these...
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