Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 96, No. 6, June

Air Pollution
WHO estimates that some 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine airborne particles that are carried into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory conditions and other diseases. Air...
Dialysis Therapy for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: A Call for Action
The Syrian refugee crisis, now in its eighth year, is the largest displacement crisis of our time. With about 1 million registered refugees, whether nationals or permanent residents, from the Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon currently has the highest...
Dixon Chibanda: Grandmothers Help to Scale Up Mental Health Care
Dixon Chibanda developed the Friendship Bench approach to mental health care in Zimbabwe. He tells Fiona Fleck how he is taking the innovative approach to other countries. Q: How did you become interested in mental health? A: When I was at medical...
Health-System-Adapted Data Envelopment Analysis for Decision-Making in Universal Health coverage/Analyse De L'enveloppement De Donnees Adaptee Au Systeme De Sante Pour la Prise De Decision Concernant la Couverture Sanitaire universelle/Analisis Envolvente De Datos Adaptados Al Sistema De Salud Para la Toma De Decisiones En la Cobertura Universal De Salud
Introduction In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals, reflecting a commitment to end poverty in all forms by 2030. Among the targets of the third goal is the establishment of universal health coverage (UHC,1) ensuring...
Implementation of Tuberculosis Prevention for Exposed Children, Burkina Faso/Mise En Oeuvre D'actions De Prevention De la Tuberculose Pour Les Enfants Exposes Au Burkina Faso/Implementation De la Prevencion De la Tuberculosis Para Ninos Expuestos, Burkina Faso
Introduction The identification and treatment of individuals with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is an essential element of the World Health Organizations (WHO's) End TB Strategy. (1) Individuals with such infection, who are thought...
Monographs for Medicines on WHO's Model List of Essential Medicines/Monographies De Medicaments Inclus Dans la Liste Modele De I'OMS Des Medicaments essentiels/Monografias Sobre Medicamentos En la Lista Modelo De Medicamentos Esenciales De la OMS
Introduction Despite the regulation of medicines, by the relevant regulatory authorities working in partnership with civil society, customs, health departments and law-enforcement agencies, exposure to substandard and/or falsified medicines remains...
No End to Cholera without Basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Safe water, sanitation and hygiene are crucial in protecting people from cholera. Improving water and sanitation services and general hygiene have proven effective in controlling and eliminating cholera in many countries. In the 47 low-and middle-income...
Postgraduate Training for Trauma Prevention, Injury Surveillance and Research, Uganda/Formation De Deuxieme Cycle Pour la Prevention Des Traumatismes, la Surveillance Des Blessures et la Recherche En Ouganda/Formacion De Posgrado En Prevencion De Traumatismos, Control De Lesiones E Investigacion, Uganda
Introduction Injuries are a leading cause of death in the African Region, where they claim over 900 000 lives annually, (1) and within Africa, Uganda has one of the highest burdens. (2) In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported over...
Prevalence of Asymptomatic Zika Virus Infection: A Systematic review/Prevalence Des Infections a Virus Zika Asymptomatiques: Revue systematique/Prevalencia De la Infeccion Asintomatica del Virus De Zika: Una Revision Sistematica
Introduction By 25 May 2017, 48 countries and territories in the Americas had confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease and 26 had reported confirmed cases of congenital syndrome associated with the infection. (1)...
Stepping Up Local Efforts to Stop Global Spread of Yellow Fever: A Series of Outbreaks of Yellow Fever Has Triggered the Need for a Global Response
Nigeria has been fighting a major outbreak of yellow fever since September last year, with 358 suspected yellow fever cases and 45 deaths since January. On the other side of the world, Brazil is facing an upsurge of the mosquito-borne disease with...
The Global Burden of Kidney Disease and the Sustainable Development goals/Charge Mondiale De la Maladie Renale et Objectifs De Developpement durable/La Carga Global De la Insuficiencia Renal Y Los Objetivos De Desarrollo Sostenible
Introduction The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations, as successors to the millennium development goals, with the broad goal of achieving healthy people living on a healthy planet. (1) Although only SDG 3,...
The Minamata Convention and the Phase Down of Dental Amalgam
Oral health is a neglected area of global health, although oral disease is one of the most common public health issues worldwide. (1) Despite advances in modern dentistry, untreated dental caries in permanent teeth was reported as the most prevalent...
Update on the Global Charter for the Public's Health
Rudolf Virchow described the links between the social, political and economic factors and health in 1848, when he reported on an outbreak of typhus fever in Upper Silesia. (1) He was convinced that disease is socially and economically determined and...
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