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April issue of the WHO Bulletin

Dear reader,


Highlights from the April 2014 issue:

·         Why the lack of progress in preventing and treating anaemia in the childbearing year?

·         Improving breastfeeding rates in Indonesia

·         Interview: Ciro de Quadros, who led some of the world’s most successful immunization campaigns.

·         Retaining the rural workforce in Timor-Leste

·         How best to distribute anti-malarial bed nets in South Sudan

·         Improving local cancer prevention, control and research in Guatemala

·         Monitoring progress in fighting noncommunicable diseases in the Caribbean

·         Improved water sources are not always safe

·         A review of the evidence on mercury exposure from seafood


You can now read the Bulletin on a variety of different formats. The journal is now available on electronic publishing devices, Kindle readers and as a Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) digital talking book.

Complete list of contents for Volume 92, Number 4, April, 229-308.

Abstracts and other items are available in عربي, 中文, Français, Русский and Español.


Volume 92, Number 4, April 2014, 229-308


doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.000414

Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 915kb



Human rabies in India: a problem needing more attention
Alakes Kumar Kole, Rammohan Roy & Dalia Chanda Kole

doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.136044

Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 655kb ¦ DAISY zip, 12kb ¦ ePub, 533kb ¦ Kindle, 537kb


The lack of progress in reducing anaemia among women: the inconvenient truth

Francesco Branca, Lina Mahy & Thahira Shireen Mustafa

doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.137810

Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 649kb ¦ DAISY zip, 10kb ¦ ePub, 550kb ¦ Kindle, 554kb



Public health round-up

doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.010414

Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 810kb

Indonesia’s breastfeeding challenge is echoed the world over

doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.020414

Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 816kb ¦ DAISY zip, 174kb ¦ ePub, 698kb ¦ Kindle, 701kb

In the mood for wiping out vaccine-preventable diseases

doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.030414

Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 767kb ¦ DAISY zip, 58kb ¦ ePub, 567kb ¦ Kindle, 570kb



Effect of breastfeeding on immunogenicity of oral live-attenuated human rotavirus vaccine: a randomized trial in HIV-uninfected infants in Soweto, South Africa

Michelle J Groome, Sung-Sil Moon, Daniel Velasquez, Stephanie Jones, Anthonet Koen, Nadia van Niekerk, Baoming Jiang, Umesh D Parashar & Shabir A Madhi

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.128066

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 861kb ¦ DAISY zip, 55kb ¦ ePub, 2.35Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.35Mb

Bypassing primary care clinics for childbirth: a cross-sectional study in the Pwani region, United Republic of Tanzania

Margaret E Kruk, Sabrina Hermosilla, Elysia Larson & Godfrey M Mbaruku

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126417

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 820kb ¦ DAISY zip, 58kb ¦ ePub, 2.25Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.26Mb



Global methylmercury exposure from seafood consumption and risk of developmental neurotoxicity: a systematic review

Mary C Sheehan, Thomas A Burke, Ana Navas-Acien, Patrick N Breysse, John McGready & Mary A Fox

doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.116152

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 4.28Mb ¦ DAISY zip, 184kb ¦ ePub, 2.37Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.37Mb



Monitoring compliance with high-level commitments in health: the case of the CARICOM Summit on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

T Alafia Samuels, John Kirton & Jenilee Guebert

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126128

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 835kb ¦ DAISY zip, 71kb ¦ ePub, 2.31Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.32Mb

Retaining doctors in rural Timor-Leste: a critical appraisal of the opportunities and challenges

Augustine D Asante, Nelson Martins, Michael E Otim & John Dewdney

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.123141

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 860kb ¦ DAISY zip, 89kb ¦ ePub, 2.74Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.74Mb

Why “improved” water sources are not always safe

Ameer Shaheed, Jennifer Orgill, Maggie A Montgomery, Marc A Jeuland & Joe Brown

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.119594

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 899kb ¦ DAISY zip, 96kb ¦ ePub, 2.32Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.33Mb



Scale-up of a programme for malaria vector control using long-lasting insecticide-treated nets: lessons from South Sudan

Emmanuel Chanda, Constantino D Remijo, Harriet Pasquale, Samson P Baba & Richard L Lako

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126862

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 817kb ¦ DAISY zip, 37kb ¦ ePub, 2.40Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.40Mb

A training programme to build cancer research capacity in low- and middle-income countries: findings from Guatemala

Lauren D Arnold, Joaquin Barnoya, Eduardo N Gharzouzi, Peter Benson & Graham A Colditz

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.126516

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 817kb ¦ DAISY zip, 37kb ¦ ePub, 2.40Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.40Mb

Early response to the emergence of influenza A(H7N9) virus in humans in China: the central role of prompt information sharing and public communication

Sirenda Vong, Michael O’Leary & Zijian Feng

doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.125989

Abstract [HTML] ¦ Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 817kb ¦ DAISY zip, 37kb ¦ ePub, 2.40Mb ¦ Kindle, 2.40Mb



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Fecha de publicación: 01/04/2014