Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 94, No. 7, July

Clean Energy Benefits the Climate, the Economy and Our Health: Jeffrey D Sachs Tells Fiona Fleck Why Investing in Renewable Energy Is Good for Our Health, but Why Poor Countries Need More Time to Make the Switch
Q: At the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate in Paris (7-8 July) you will be asked to present on the WHO Working Group on Health Economics and Climate Change. Can you tell us what the new group will be doing? A: The new working group...
Community Health Worker Programmes after the 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak
The 2013-2016 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa exposed an urgent need to strengthen health surveillance and health systems in low-income countries, not only to improve the health of populations served by these health systems but also to...
Creating a Supportive Legal Environment for Universal Health Coverage
In this edition of the Bulletin, Marks-Sultan et al. (1) propose that the World Health Organization (WHO) should provide capacity-building for drafting health laws in Member States. They highlight that WHO has the authority and credibility to work...
Engaging Young People in the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century. (1) The social and economic impact of NCDs are threatening progress towards sustainable development. NCDs are the leading causes of death, (2) causing...
Health Policy and Systems Research Training: Global Status and Recommendations for Action/ Formation a la Recherche Sur Les Politiques et Les Systemes De Sante: Etat Des Lieux a L'echelle Internationale et recommandations/Formacion Para la Investigacion En Politicas Y Sistemas De Salud: Situacion Global Y Recomendaciones Para la Accion
Introduction Health policy and systems research has a promising role to play in ensuring the effective implementation of health policy, in strengthening health systems and in improving health outcomes globally. (1-5) Although several definitions...
HIV and Breastfeeding
Mothers living with HIV should breastfeed their babies for at least 12 months and can continue for up to 24 months or longer (as for the general population) while being fully supported for antiretroviral treatment including adherence support, according...
Improving Reporting of Health Estimates
In May this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) published World health statistics 2016. (1) This report presents the most recent monitoring data on health-related targets of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), and summarizes data availability...
India Takes Steps to Curb Air Pollution
India's air pollution problem needs to be tackled systematically, taking an all-of-government approach, to reduce the huge burden of associated ill-health. Nine-year-old Neil suffers from asthma. When he is sick--with wheezing, breathing problems...
Managing Acute Stroke in Low-Resource Settings
Providing appropriate management to patients with acute stroke depends on the underlying etiology of the stroke. Current guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association rely on computed tomography (CT) scans to distinguish...
National Public Health Law: A Role for WHO in Capacity-Building and Promoting transparency/Legislation Nationale De la Sante Publique: Un Role a Jouer Par l'OMS Dans le Renforcement Des Capacites et la Promotion De la Transparence/ Legislacion De Salud Publica Nacional: Una Funcion De la OMS En la Creacion De Capacidad Y El Fomento De la Transparencia
Introduction At times of global health emergencies, such as the Ebola and Zika virus disease outbreaks, the world looks to the World Health Organization (WHO) for leadership. When problems are perceived in the handling of a crisis, (1,2) there are...
Research Capacity for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Research is important for improving health outcomes and is a critical element of a functioning health system. Without locally generated data and analysis, well-intentioned programmes do not often respond to the realities where they are implemented....
STI Guidelines Address Antimicrobial Resistance
WHO urged countries to update their treatment protocols for sexually-transmitted infections (STI) in response to growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). New approaches are urgently needed and possible, given recent advancements in the prevention,...
The Burden of Road Traffic Crashes, Injuries and Deaths in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis/ Incidence Des Accidents, Traumatismes et Victimes De la Route En Afrique: Revue Systematique et Meta-Analyse/ la Tasa De Colisiones, Traumatismos Y Muertes En Las Carreteras Africanas: Una Revision Sistematica Y Un Metaanalisis
Introduction Road traffic injuries are among the leading causes of death and life-long disability globally. (1) The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that about 1.24 million people die annually on the world's roads, with 20-50 million sustaining...
Zika and Sexual Transmission
Governments in countries where Zika virus is circulating should ensure that people who are infected, and their sexual partners, are informed about the risks of sexual transmission of the virus and provided with condoms according to updated WHO guidance....
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