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WHO Bulletin October 2015

In the editorial section, Peter Ventevogel et al. (666) call for the provision of mental health care in humanitarian emergencies. Brien A Holden et al. Read More

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Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda

Perspective piece from The New England Journal of Medicine Source: Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda — NEJM


Shifting to Sustainable Development Goals — Implications for Global Health 

A discussion on the shift from MDGs to SDGs – revisiting what worked — and what didn’t — and what concerns exist with the SDG health targets. Read More


Human Norovirus prevalence in Africa 1990 to 2013

Objectives To assess the contribution of Human Norovirus to diarrheal diseases in Africa.

Join us at The Lancet Clinic

On Oct 5, 2015, we launch the first 45 disease-specific pages of a major new online initiative involving all Lancet journals that will bring together an overview Seminar and relevant Reviews, Clinical Series, Commissions, research, Case Reports, and Clinical Pictures. Over the next 18 months or so when The Lancet Clinic is complete, there will be online pages for 135 diseases, which we have identified by a combination of global burden of disease data and clinical practice needs. We hope that The Lancet Clinic will help practising doctors make better informed decisions that ultimately lead to better lives of people worldwide, and help others who want to educate or update themselves keep abreast of the evolving evidence base.

The influence of maternal health education on the place of delivery in conflict settings of…

Background: Armed conflict and socio-demographic characteristics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are very important factors that influence the provision of reproductive health (RH) in humanitarian settings.

Health service resilience in Yobe state, Nigeria in the context of the Boko Haram insurgency: a…

Background: Yobe State has faced severe disruption of its health service as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Comment on "Does "difficult patient" status contribute to functional…

Publication date: Available online 2 October 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Bauke Koekkoek

Longitudinal associations of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and alcohol…

Publication date: November 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 145 Author(s): Allison B.

Early-life characteristics and educational disparities in smoking

Publication date: November 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 144 Author(s): Matthew A.

Finding the gap: Revealing local disparities in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health…

Objectives We adapted a rapid monitoring method to South Sudan, a new nation with one of the world’s highest maternal and child mortality rates, aiming to assess coverage of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) services at the time of independence, and introducing a monitoring and evaluation system (M&E) for equity-sensitive tracking of progress related to Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 at national, state, and county levels to detect local variability.

Joint association of physical activity and overweight with subsequent psychotropic medication:…

Background: Physical activity level and overweight have shown associations with mental health problems but it is not known whether the risk of mental health problems due to overweight varies by physical activity.

Crime and subjective well-being in the countries of the former Soviet Union

Background: Criminal victimisation and subjective well-being have both been linked to health outcomes, although as yet, comparatively little is known about the relationship between these two phenomena.

What makes health impact assessments successful? Factors contributing to effectiveness in…

Background: While many guidelines explain how to conduct Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), less is known about the factors that determine the extent to which HIAs affect health considerations in the decision making process.

Dietary diversity, meal frequency and associated factors among infant and young children in…

Background: Inappropriate feeding practice increases risk of under nutrition, illness, and mortality amongst children less than 2 years of age.

Outcomes of prevention of mother to child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in…

Background: Success in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) raises the prospect of eliminating pediatric HIV infection.

Global Burden of Leptospirosis: Estimated in Terms of Disability Adjusted Life Years

by Paul R. Torgerson, José E. Hagan, Federico Costa, Juan Calcagno, Michael Kane, Martha S.

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