Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 88, No. 2, February

Cost-Effectiveness of Skin-Barrier-Enhancing Emollients among Preterm Infants in Bangladesh/Rapport Cout/efficacite Des Emollients Destines a Renforcer la Barriere Cutanee Chez Les Nourrissons Prematures Au Bangladesh/Costoeficacia De la Aplicacion De Emolientes Cutaneos Los Lactantes Prematuros En Bangladesh
Introduction An estimated 4 million children worldwide die each year during the neonatal period, three fourths of them within the first 7 days. (1) The overwhelming majority (99%) of neonatal deaths occur in low- and middle-income settings and are...
Expiry of Medicines in Supply Outlets in Uganda/ Depassement De la Date De Peremption Des Medicaments Au Niveau Des Points D'approvisionnement En Ouganda/ Caducidad De Los Medicamentos En Los Puntos De Distribucion En Uganda
Introduction In developing countries, where budgets for medicines are often tight, the supply cycle needs to be well-managed to prevent all types of wastage, including pilferage, misuse and expiry. This wastage reduces the quantity of medicines...
Household-Wide Ivermectin Treatment for Head Lice in an Impoverished Community: Randomized Observer-Blinded Controlled trial/Traitement Par L'ivermectine Contre Les Poux De Tete De Rensemble Des Membres Des Foyers Dans Une Communaute Appauvrie : Essai Controle Randomise En Simple Aveugle
Introduction Pediculosis capitis (head lice infestation) is probably the most common parasitic condition among children worldwide. It is particularly common in resource-poor communities in the developing world, where it affects individuals of all...
Pakistan, Politics and Polio
The United Nations Secretary General's concern over the recent resurgence of polio cases in Pakistan should focus global attention on the country for reasons other than security, terrorism and conflict. As one of the four countries of the world now...
Short-Sightedness in Sight-Saving: Half a Strategy Will Not Eliminate Blinding Trachoma
Few diseases are more closely linked to the environment than trachoma--the leading global cause of preventable blindness. An estimated 40 million people are infected with Chlaymdia trachomatis, of whom 8.2 million have trachomatous trichiasis, the...
Thailand: Health Care for All, at a Price: Thailand Has Had a Universal Health-Care Coverage Scheme since 2002. in the Second of Our Series on Health Financing, Apiradee Treerutkuarkul Examines How Renal-Replacement Therapy for Chronic End-Stage Renal Disease Is Straining the Scheme's Resources
In 1998 21-year-old Thunyalak Boonsumlit fell ill so her worried parents took her to hospital. "I thought I had food poisoning," she recalls. The doctor, however, told her she had acute kidney disease and would die without immediate treatment. There...
The Weight of Affluence: High Incomes and a Taste for Fast Food and Sugary Drinks Have Pushed Nationals of the United Arab Emirates into the Obesity Club. Michael Reid Reveals How the Government Is Tackling a Problem That Has Caused Cases of Diabetes to Skyrocket
A multicultural field gathered at 07:00 for the start of the recent Abu Dhabi half marathon. Runners from Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom, to name but a few of the countries represented, took their marks. Yet of...
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: A Key Milestone
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). This Convention is unique for two reasons: it is the first international treaty negotiated under WHO's...
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