Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 97, No. 4, April

Adapting Home-Based Records for Maternal and Child Health to Users' Capacities/ Adapter Les Fiches De Sante De la Mere et De L'enfant Tenues a Domicile Aux Capacites Des Utilisateurs/ Adaptacion De Los Registros Domiciliarios Sobre Salud Materno-Infantil a Las Capacidades De Los Usuarios
Introduction In September 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its Recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health. (1) The guidelines reconfirmed the effectiveness of home-based records in increasing the...
Controlled Impact Evaluation of a Birth Registration Intervention, Burkina Faso/ Evaluation Controlee De L'incidence D'une Intervention En Matiere D'enregistrement Des Naissances-Burkina Faso/ Evaluacion del Impacto Controlado De Una Intervencion del Registro De Nacimientos, Burkina Faso
Introduction Civil registration records the occurrence and characteristics of vital events, providing individuals with legal proof of identity and family relationships, and protecting children from exploitation. (1-6) Having a birth registration...
Estimates of Number of Children and Adolescents without Access to Surgical care/Estimation Du Nombre D'enfants et D'adolescents N'ayant Pas Acces a Des Soins chirurgicaux/Estimaciones del Numero De Ninos Y Adolescentes Sin Acceso a la Atencion Quirurgica
Introduction The Millennium Development Goal period (i.e. 2000 to 2015) was characterized by an unprecedented decrease in child mortality. (1) Even in the poorest areas of the world, mortality in children younger than 5 years fell dramatically,...
Evidence Needed for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Systems/ Les Donnees Empiriques Manquent Sur Les Systemes De Surveillance De la Resistance Aux antimicrobiens/Pruebas Necesarias Para Los Sistemas De Vigilancia De la Resistencia a Los Antimicrobianos
Introduction Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to human and animal health and has major economic impacts. (1,2) Antimicrobials are used in animal production to prevent or treat infectious diseases and to promote growth. (3) The total quantity...
Immunization Programmes and Notifications of Vital Events
In many low- and middle-income countries, civil registration and vital statistics systems rely on passive reporting, with families expected to attend local registry offices to register vital events, such as births and deaths. However, these families...
India's Integrated Child Development Services Programme; Equity and Extent of Coverage in 2006 and 2016/inde-Programme Integrated Child Development Services; Equite et Etendue De la Couverture En 2006 et 2016/ Programa De Servicios Integrados De Desarrollo Infantil De la India: Equidad Y Alcance De la Cobertura En 2006 Y 2016
Introduction In 2013, reviews of effective nutrition interventions estimated that scaling-up a set of proven nutrition-specific interventions could reduce stunting globally by 20% and reduce child mortality by 15%. (1) Other modelling exercises...
Mirfin Mpundu: Accessing Medicines, Fighting Resistance: Mirfin Mpundu Spoke to Gary Humphreys about His Experiences in African Countries and in the United States of America, the Prospects for Containing Antimicrobial Resistance, and the Contribution That Faith-Based Organizations Make to Health Systems in African Countries
Q: How did you first become interested in the field of medicines access and quality? A: I didn't just become a pharmacist because I thought it would be interesting. I really wanted to make a difference in people's lives and my early experiences...
Striving to Provide Universal Health Coverage in Kazakhstan
Four decades after the declaration of Alma Ata, Kazakhstan still struggles to provide basic health care to its citizens. This may now be changing. Andrey Shukshin reports. Lyubov Petrova (name changed at her request), a 73-year-old pensioner who...
Substance Use Services for Refugees
In 2017, a record number of 68.5 million people were living in forced displacement. Over one-third of these are refugees who crossed country borders in search of safety and protection, primarily into low- and middle-income countries. (1) Becoming a...
Taking a Complexity Perspective When Developing Public Health Guidelines
The Seventy-first World Health Assembly in 2018 approved the World Health Organization's (WHO's) thirteenth general programme of work, which is mostly based on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). (1) Through this programme of work, WHO commits...
WHO Announces Major Reform
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced a major reform of WHO's structure and operating model on 6 March. The main aim of the reform is to align headquarters, regional offices and country offices' efforts...
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