Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 87, No. 12, December

Adaptability Is Key When Monitoring Insecticide Resistance
When no vaccine, prophylaxis or drug treatment exists, insecticides may be the only tools available for combating insect-transmitted diseases such as dengue. They remain the mainstay of most vector control programmes and are most commonly applied against...
Fighting Resistance
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Sir John Crofton received his medical education at Cambridge University and St Thomas's Hospital in London (United Kingdom), and qualified as a doctor in 1937. During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Army Medical...
India's Ongoing War against Rabies: Roughly 36% of the World's Rabies Deaths Occur in India Each Year, Most of Those When Children Come into Contact with Infected Dogs. in Collaboration with Key Partners, India's Federal Government Is Working with Other Countries to Tackle the Problem
Dr Rajendra Singh, a senior doctor at Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Disease Hospital in Delhi, India, knows a thing or two about despair. And regret. He sees it every day in the faces of the parents who bring their children to him for treatment. The...
Oesophageal Corrosive Injuries in Children: A Forgotten Social and Health Challenge in Developing countries/Lesions Corrosives De L'oesophage Chez L'enfant : Un Probleme Social et Sanitaire Oublie Dans Les Pays En developpement/Lesiones Corrosivas del Esofagio En Los Ninos: Un Problema Social Y Sanitario Desatendido En Los Paises En Desarrollo
Introduction An unsafe environment is a substantial risk factor for child injury and violence, therefore representing a significant cause of child death and disability especially in developing countries, where 95% of all child injury deaths occur....
Providing Monovalent Oral Polio Vaccine Type I to Newborns: Findings from a Pilot Birth-Dose Project in Moradabad District, India/ Delivrance Du Vaccin Antipoliomyelitique Oral Monovalent Type 1 Aux Nouveau-Nes : Resultats D'un Projet Pilote Prevoyant L'administration a la Naissance D'une Premiere Dose De Ce Vaccin Dans le District De Moradabad,
Providing monovalent oral polio vaccine type I to newborns: findings from a pilot birth-dose project in Moradabad district, India/ Delivrance du vaccin antipoliomyelitique oral monovalent type 1 aux nouveau-nes : resultats d'un projet pilote prevoyant...
Slums, Climate Change and Human Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is the least urbanized region in the world. Only 39.1% of the region's population lives in cities. (1) However, the region's urban population is projected to more than double to 760 million by 2030. (1) The rate of urbanization makes...
Spanish Health District Tests a New Public-Private Mix: With Public Health Systems Facing Shrinking Budgets, in Part Due to the Global Financial Crisis, Governments Are Looking at New Ways to Make the Most of Limited Resources. A Handful of Spanish Health Districts Are Taking the Lead. Mireia Bes Reports from Valencia
Faced with ballooning deficits in its health-care budget in the late 1990s, the Spanish regional authority of Valencia decided it was time to look for new ways to fund and run its hospitals. Starting with the health district of Alzira, the authority...
Time Trends and Regional Differences in Maternal Mortality in China from 2000 to 2005/tendances Au Cours Du Temps et Variations Regionales De la Mortalite Maternelle En Chine Entre 2000 et 2005/tendencias Temporales Y Diferencias Regionales De la Mortalidad Materna En China De 2000 a 2005
Une traduction en francais de ce resume figure a Ia fin de l'article. Al final del articulo se facilita una traducodn al espanol. Introduction Twenty years into the Safe Motherhood Initiative, countries continue to struggle to reduce the high...
Tobacco Use among Adults in Cambodia: Evidence for a Tobacco Epidemic among women/Tabagisme Chez Les Adultes Au Cambodge: Preuves D'une Epidemie De Tabagisme Chez Les femmes/Consumo De Tabaco Entre Los Adultos En Camboya: Evidencia De Una Epidemia De Tabaquismo Entre Las Mujeres
Une traduction en francais de ce resume figure a la fin de l'article. Al final del articulo se facilita una traduccion al espanol. Introduction National prevalence data on adult tobacco use in south-east Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,...
Trends in the Quality of Health Care for Children Aged Less Than 5 Years in Afghanistan, 2004-2006/ Tendances De la Qualite Des Soins De Sante Apportes Aux Enfants De Moins De 5 Ans En Afghanistan Sur la Periode 2004-2006/tendencias De la Calidad De la Atencion Sanitaria Dispensada a Los Menores De 5 Anos En Afganistan, 2004-2006
Une traduction en francais de ce resume figure a la fin de l'article. Al final del articulo se facilita una traduccion al espanol. Introduction Afghanistan has some of the poorest health indicators in the world. According to available estimates,...
Use of Bayesian Geostatistical Prediction to Estimate Local Variations in Schistosoma Haematobium Infection in Western Africa/Utilisation De Predictions Par Geostatistique Bayesienne Pour Estimer Les Variations Locales De la Prevalence Des Infestations Par Schistosoma Haematobium En Afrique occidentale/Uso De Modelos Geoestadisticos Bayesianos
Une traduction en francais de ce resume figure a la fin de l'article. Al final del articulo se facilita una traduccion al espanol. Introduction An accurate estimate of the proportion of a population affected by a disease is important for prioritizing...
Where Did All the Aid Go? an In-Depth Analysis of Increased Health Aid Flows over the Past 10 years/Ou Est Allee Toute L'aide Sanitaire? Analyse Approfondie Des Flux Croissants D'aide Sanitaire Sur Les Dix Dernieres annees/?A Donde Ha Ido a Parar Toda la Ayuda? Analisis Detallado del Aumento De la Ayuda Sanitaria En Los Ultimos Diez Anos
Une traduction en francais de ce resume figure a la fin de l'article. Al final del articulo se facilita una traduccion al espanol. Introduction Most assessments of the changes in international health aid over the past 10 years have focused on...
Women and Suicide in Rural China: Suicide in China Accounts for about a Quarter of All Suicides Worldwide. in Contrast to Western Populations, in China More Women Than Men Kill Themselves. It Is a Gloomy Picture, but There Are Signs That the Situation May Be Improving
In the days leading up to her suicide attempt, Zhang Xihuan was becoming more and more depressed. An attractive woman in her mid-40s, Zhang scrapes a living by farming a tiny plot of land in the village of South Sanguanmiao, in Shandong province, supplementing...
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