Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 95, No. 6, June

A Geospatial Evaluation of Timely Access to Surgical Care in Seven Countries/Evaluation Geospatiale De L'acces En Temps Voulu Aux Soins Chirurgicaux Dans Sept pays/Una Evaluacion Geoespacial del Acceso Oportuno a la Atencion Quirurgica En Siete Paises
Introduction Access to emergency and essential surgery is integral to a comprehensive health-care system. Since the development of the millennium development goals, the global health community has increasingly recognized the role of surgical care...
Call for Action on Diphtheria
Supplies of diphtheria antitoxin are urgently needed worldwide for people with confirmed or suspected diphtheria disease to improve their chances of survival, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) expert group. The Strategic Advisory Group...
Changing the Narratives for Patient Safety
Patient safety is recognized as a global public health issue, (1) causing death and suffering in all types of patients and incurring costs in all countries. The global health community has made significant and sustained efforts to improve safety and...
Community-Based Approaches for Neonatal Survival: Meta-Analyses of Randomized Trial data/Approches Communautaires Pour Ameliorer la Survie Neonatale: Meta-Analyses De Donnees D'essais randomizes/Enfoques De Ambito Comunitario Para la Supervivencia Neonatal: Metaanalisis De Datos De Ensayos Aleatorizados
Introduction Despite progress in reducing child deaths in the past 25 years, an estimated 2.6 million neonatal deaths occurred globally in 2015. (1) Sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 included the target of no more than 12 deaths per 1000 live...
Developing Global Indicators for Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care: A Feasibility assessment/Developpement D'indicateurs Globaux De la Qualite Des Soins De Sante Maternelle et Neonatale: Etude De faisabilite/Desarrollo De Indicadores Globales Para la Calidad De la Atencion Materna Y Obstetrica: Evaluacion De Viabilidad
Introduction Improving the quality of care for maternal and newborn health is important if health outcomes for mothers and babies are to continue to improve. This will require a renewed global focus. (1) According to 2015 estimates, annually 303000...
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot Malaria Vaccine
Children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that starts in 2018. The RTS,S malaria vaccine has completed clinical trials, but has not yet been tested...
Maternal and Neonatal Services in Ethiopia: Measuring and Improving Quality/Services De Sante Maternelle et Neonatale En Ethiopie: Evaluation et Amelioration De la Qualite/ Servicios Maternos Y Neonatales En Etiopia: Calculo Y Mejora De la Calidad
Introduction Maternal mortality remains high in most low-and middle-income countries, and poor quality of intrapartum care limits further progress. (1, 2) Pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications lead to more than 380 preventable deaths of...
Measuring Quality of Health-Care Services: What Is Known and Where Are the Gaps?
The United Nations sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 seeks "to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all and at all ages". (1) To build healthcare systems that were able to progress towards the millennium development goals, many countries...
Quality of Care Is Key to Tackling Mexico's Diabetes Emergency
Mexico has declared the epidemic of diabetes a national emergency and is seeking to improve the quality of care for some 13 million people with the disease. Amy Guthrie and Fiona Fleck report. In a clinic in Mexico City's Roma Norte neighbourhood...
Quality of Care: Measuring a Neglected Driver of Improved health/Qualite Des Soins: Mesure D'un Facteur Neglige D'amelioration De la sante/Calidad De la Asistencia: Medicion De Un Impulsor Ignorado De la Mejora De la Salud
Introduction High quality of health care is an important component of efforts to reach sustainable development goal (SDG) 3: to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. (1) The United States National Academy of Medicine defines...
Realistic Medicine to Improve the Quality of Care in Scotland
Scotland is in the throes of a public health revolution, as it rolls out its new "realistic medicine" approach. Catherine Calderwood tells Fiona Fleck why empowering both patients and clinicians is improving the quality of health care. Q: What attracted...
Records of Medical Malpractice Litigation: A Potential Indicator of Health-Care Quality in China/Donnees Sur Les Actions En Justice Liees a De Mauvaises Pratiques Medicales: Un Indicateur Potentiel De la Qualite Des Soins Desante En Chine/Registros De Litigios Por Negligencias Medicas: Un Posible Indicador De la Calidad De la Atencion Sanitaria En China
Introduction The quality of health care can be difficult to measure, (1) but many potentially relevant indicators have been investigated. In high--income countries, case report cards are frequently and widely used to record health outcomes--including...
Tracking Hepatitis Progress
The first WHO Global hepatitis report was released in April 2017. It contains global and regional estimates on viral hepatitis for 2015 that will serve as the baseline for tracking progress on the Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021....
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