Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (B WORLD HEALTH ORGAN )
Publication of the World Health Organization. Mission: To publish and disseminate scientifically rigorous public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective; it aims to improve health, particularly among disadvantaged populations.
- Impact factor5.25Show impact factor historyHide impact factor history
- 5-year impact6.08
- Cited half-life9.70
- Immediacy index1.04
- Article influence2.39
- WebsiteBulletin of the World Health Organization website
- Other titlesBulletin of the World Health Organization, Bulletin de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé
- Material typeGovernment publication, International government publication, Periodical, Internet resource
- Document typeJournal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource
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ABSTRACT: Reducing maternal and child mortality is a priority in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will likely remain so after 2015. Evidence exists on the investments, interventions and enabling policies required. Less is understood about why some countries achieve faster progress than other comparable countries. The Success Factors for Women's and Children's Health studies sought to address this knowledge gap using statistical and econometric analyses of data from 144 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over 20 years; Boolean, qualitative comparative analysis; a literature review; and country-specific reviews in 10 fast-track countries for MDGs 4 and 5a. There is no standard formula - fast-track countries deploy tailored strategies and adapt quickly to change. However, fast-track countries share some effective approaches in addressing three main areas to reduce maternal and child mortality. First, these countries engage multiple sectors to address crucial health determinants. Around half the reduction in child mortality in LMICs since 1990 is the result of health sector investments, the other half is attributed to investments made in sectors outside health. Second, these countries use strategies to mobilize partners across society, using timely, robust evidence for decision-making and accountability and a triple planning approach to consider immediate needs, long-term vision and adaptation to change. Third, the countries establish guiding principles that orient progress, align stakeholder action and achieve results over time. This evidence synthesis contributes to global learning on accelerating improvements in women's and children's health towards 2015 and beyond.Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 07/2014; 92(7):533-44.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 07/2013; 91(7):467-467.
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ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To investigate the scale-up of antenatal combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in Ukraine since this became part of the national policy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS: Data on 3535 HIV-positive pregnant women who were enrolled into the Ukraine European Collaborative Study in 20082010 were analysed. Factors associated with receipt of zidovudine monotherapy (AZTm) rather than cART and rates of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV were investigated. FINDINGS: cART coverage increased significantly, from 22% of deliveries in 2008 to 61% of those in 2010. After adjusting for possible confounders, initiation of antenatal AZTm rather than cART was associated with cohabiting (versus being married; adjusted prevalence ratio, aPR: 1.09; 95% confidence interval, CI: 1.021.16), at least two previous live births (versus none; aPR: 1.22; 95% CI: 1.111.35) and a diagnosis of HIV infection during the first or second trimester (versus before pregnancy; aPR: 1.11; 95% CI: 1.031.20). The overall MTCT rate was 4.1% (95% CI: 3.44.9); 42% (49/116) of the transmissions were from the 8% (n = 238) of women without antenatal ART. Compared with AZTm, cART was associated with a 70% greater reduction in the risk of MTCT (adjusted odds ratio: 0.30; 95% CI: 0.160.56). CONCLUSION: Between 2008 and 2010, access to antenatal cART improved substantially in Ukraine, but implementation of the World Health Organization's Option-B policy was slow. For MTCT to be eliminated in Ukraine, improvements in the retention of women in HIV care and further roll-out of Option B are urgently needed.Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 07/2013; 91(7):491-500.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 05/2013; 91(5):386-388.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 03/2012; 90(3):159-159.
Article: Response from the Global FundBulletin of the World Health Organisation 01/2012; 90(1):70-70.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 06/2011; 89(6):394-394.
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