Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 1, January

Control of Hypertension with Medication: A Comparative Analysis of National Surveys in 20 countries/Controle De L'hypertension Sous Medication: Une Analyse Comparative Des Enquetes Nationales Dans 20 pays/El Control De la Hipertension Con Medicamentos: Un Analisis Comparativo De Las Encuestas Nacionales En 20 Paises
Objective To examine hypertension management across countries and over time using consistent and comparable methods. Methods A systematic search identified nationally representative health examination surveys from 20 countries containing data from...
Evidence Briefs and Deliberative Dialogues: Perceptions and Intentions to Act on What Was learnt/Comptes Rendus De Preuves et Reunions Deliberatoires: Perceptions et Intentions D'agir Sur Ce Qui a Ete decouvert/Escritos De Pruebas Y Dialogos Deliberativos: Percepciones Y Voluntad De Actuar En Base a Lo Aprendido
Objective To develop and implement a method for the evaluation of "evidence briefs" and "deliberative dialogues" that could be applied to comparative studies of similar strategies used in the support of evidence-informed policy-making. Methods Participants...
GAVI Supports IPV Introduction for Polio
The GAVI Alliance has decided to support the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) as part of routine immunization programmes in the world's 73 poorest countries. The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018, endorsed by...
Greek Crisis Fallout Is an Opportunity for Health: Greece's Health Reform-Born of the 2008 Economic Crisis-May Fall Short of Expectations. Aris Sissouras Tells Menelaos Tsafalios Why
Q: How has the economic crisis affected health in Greece? A: The prevalence of clinical depression and of suicide has increased over the last three years. Also, the prevalence of HIV infection is increasing, perhaps because injection drug use has...
Health System Strengthening and Hypertension Awareness, Treatment and Control: Data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study/Renforcement Du Systeme De Sante et Sensibilisation, Traitement et Controle De L'hypertension: Donnees De L'etude Longitudinale De la Sante et De la Retraite En Chine (CHARLS)
Objective To monitor hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in China two to three years after major reform of the health system. Methods Data from a national survey conducted in 2011-2012 among Chinese people aged 45 years or...
Hospital Cause-of-Death Statistics: What Should We Make of Them?
Public health planning should be based on reliable and timely data on the leading causes of death and disability. Civil registration of all deaths, with certification and coding of their cause by a qualified physician based on the International classification...
IHR Emergency Committee Meets on MERS-CoV
A committee of experts last month confirmed their earlier advice to WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan that the appearance of a new virus in the Middle East did not constitute "a public health emergency of international concern". Leading experts...
Mobilizing Communities to Improve Maternal Health: Results of an Intervention in Rural Zambia/Mobiliser Les Communautes Pour Ameliorer la Sante Maternelle: Resultats D'une Intervention Dans Les Zones Rurales De la Zambie/Movilizacion De Las Comunidades Para Mejorar la Salud Materna: Resultados De Una Intervencion En Las Zonas Rurales De Zambia
Objective To determine whether a complex community intervention in rural Zambia improved understanding of maternal health and increased use of maternal health-care services. Methods The intervention took place in six rural districts selected by...
Principles for Designing Future Regimens for Multidrug-Resistant tuberculosis/Principes De Conception De Futurs Schemas Therapeutiques Pour Traiter la Tuberculose multiresistante/Principios Para El Diseno De Programas Futuros Contra la Tuberculosis Multirresistente
Fewer than 20% of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis are receiving treatment and there is an urgent need to scale up treatment programmes. One of the biggest barriers to scale-up is the treatment regimen, which is lengthy, complex,...
Slow Progress in Ending Female Genital Mutilation: More Decisive Action Is Needed at Political and Grassroots Level to Stop the Practice of Mutilating the Genitals of Women and Girls
"I was just seven years old when I was cut," says Leyla Hussein, a British woman of Somali origin. "The first thing I heard was my sister screaming. Then it was my turn. Four women held me down while they cut my clitoris. I felt every single cut. The...
The Challenges of Global Case Reporting during Pandemic A(H1N1) 2009/les Defis Du Signalement Des Cas Dans le Monde Pendant la Pandemie De Grippe a Virus A(H1N1) De 2009/los Desafios De la Notificacion De Casos a Nivel Mundial Durante la Pandemia De A(H1N1) del Ano 2009
During the 2009 A(H1N1)influenza pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked all Member States to provide case-based data on at least the first 100 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases to generate an early understanding of the pandemic and...
The Medicines Quality Database: A Free Public Resource
The availability of poor quality medicines --i.e. medicinal products that are substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified or counterfeit, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) --has become an issue of public health concern. Such...
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