Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 97, No. 8, August

Advancing the Science and Practice of Primary Health Care as a Foundation for Universal Health Coverage: A Call for Papers
Health systems face increasingly complex challenges, such as the growing burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases, multisource pollution, new epidemics and antimicrobial resistance. These challenges have prompted an important shift in focus from...
Biomedical Research; What Gets Funded Where?
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Observatory on Health Research and Development was established in January 2017, following a request from the World Health Assembly to assist partners in coordinating and prioritizing new investments in health...
Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomoniasis and Syphilis: Global Prevalence and Incidence Estimates, 2016/chlamydiose, Gonorrhee, Trichomonase et Syphilis: Estimations De la Prevalence et De L'incidence Mondiales, 2016/clamidia, Gonorrea, Tricomoniasis Y Sifilis: Estimaciones De Prevalencia E Incidencia Mundiales, 2016
Introduction Sexually transmitted infections are among the most common communicable conditions and affect the health and lives of people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) periodically generates estimates to gauge the global burden of four...
Community-Based Care for Healthy Ageing: Lessons from Japan/Prise En Charge Dans la Communaute Pour Un Vieillissement En Bonne Sante: Lecons Tirees Du Japon/Atencion Basada En la Comunidad Para Un Envejecimiento Saludable: Lecciones De Japon
Introduction Japan has the world's largest ageing population. In 2017, 27.7% (35.2 million/126.7 million) of people living in Japan were older than 65 years. Over the years, the Japanese government has reformed its policies to respond to the need of...
Corrigendum
In: Bohren MA, Javadi D, Vogel JP. Gender balance in WHO panels for guidelines published from 2008 to 2018 Bull World Health Organ. 2019 Jul 1;97(7):477-85. on page 479, Table 1 should read as follows: Table 1. Individuals contributing to WHO guideline...
Description of an Online Hospital Platform, China
China has a three-tier health-care system; primary health-care facilities are expected to provide affordable first-contact care, while secondary and tertiary care facilities provide specialist referral services. However, with no gatekeeping in the...
James Chau: Connecting People with Public Health: James Chau Talks to Ana Lesher Trevino about the Challenges Faced in Communicating about Public Health
Q: How did you become interested in public health? A: I covered the SARS epidemic in 2003 as a correspondent in Hong Kong. So I suppose that was the beginning of my professional connection. On the personal side, I have struggled with depression...
Long-Term Impact of a Community-Led Sanitation Campaign in India, 2005-2016/impact a Long Terme D'une Campagne D'assainissement Pilotee Par la Collectivite En Inde, 2005-2016/impacto a Largo Plazo De Una Campana De Saneamiento Liderada Por la Comunidad En la India, 2005-2016
Introduction Over 800 million people defecate in the open rather than use a toilet. (1) Though global mortality from diarrhoeal diseases has recently declined, (1) poor water and sanitation are responsible for hundreds of thousands of child deaths,...
Patent Pooling to Increase Access to Essential Medicines
Access to medicines is key to achieving universal health coverage (UHC); however, such access can be hindered by unaffordable prices. A good example of improvement in access to medicines is treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection....
Political Economy Analysis for Health
Achieving the health targets of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) depends on favourable political economy factors. Policy reform can be best understood, analysed and managed by recognizing how political economy shapes what happens in the reform...
Prevention of Tuberculosis in Household Members: Estimates of Children Eligible for treatment/Prevention De la Tuberculose Chez Les Membres De la Famille: Estimation Des Enfants Eligibles Au traitement/Prevencion De la Tuberculosis En Los Miembros De la Familia: Estimaciones De Ninos Elegibles Para El Tratamiento
Introduction The management of latent tuberculosis infection is a critical component of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) End TB Strategy. Given that between a quarter and a third of the global population is estimated to be infected with Mycobacteria...
Taking Rehabilitation Seriously: Under-Appreciation of the Importance of Rehabilitation within the Continuum of Care Is a Major Obstacle to Achieving Universal Health Coverage
Shakya Nishchal remembers the 2015 Nepal earthquake well. "I was at home in Kathmandu with my family when it struck," he says. "I was thrown against the walls as I ran through to my baby's room to protect her. It was terrifying." Once his family was...
When the Patient Is the Expert: Measuring Patient Experience and Satisfaction with care/Lorsque le Patient Est L'expert: Mesure De L'experience et De la Satisfaction Des Patients En Matiere De soins/Cuando El Paciente Es El Experto: Medicion De la Experiencia del Paciente Y Su Satisfaccion Con la Atencion Sanitaria
Introduction In (2018), three independent reports (1-3) propelled quality to the forefront of global conversations on health policy and practice. The reports were published by the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine;...
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