Library Information Dissemination - April 2017

WOMAN: reducing maternal deaths with tranexamic acid

  1. WOMAN: reducing maternal deaths with tranexamic acid
  2. Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
  3. Vaccines Work: Leaving No Child Behind – How Pediatricians Can Contribute to Global Vaccine Coverage
  4. A Chance at a Better Life, Thanks to Vaccines
  5. What can WHO do to support research in LMICs?
  6. Political and policy lessons from Thailand’s UHC experience
  7. Universal health coverage, priority setting, and the human right to health
  8. Evidence-based policymaking is not like evidence-based medicine, so how far should you go to bridge the divide between evidence and policy?
  9. Medication Without Harm: WHO's Third Global Patient Safety Challenge
  10. Social Health Inequalities and eHealth: A Literature Review With Qualitative Synthesis of Theoretical and Empirical Studies
  11. Getting Up to Speed to Implement the SDGs: Facing the Challenges
  12. Open letter to WHO DG candidates: keep policy and priority setting free of commercial influence
  13. Financing pandemic preparedness: from analysis to recommendations
  14. Financing the ‘last mile’ in global polio eradication
  15. The Next Plague: Leishmaniasis - The World’s Second Greatest Parasitic Killer, After Malaria
  16. Offline: The new neglected (non-tropical) diseases
  17. Sanitation for all: the global opportunity to increase transgenerational health gains and better understand the link between NCDs and NTDs, a scoping review
  18. Head & Neck Cancer (Series from the Lancet journals, please see several below)
  19. The global economic burden of diabetes in adults aged 20–79 years: a cost-of-illness study
  20. Estimates and 25-year trends of the global burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2015
  21. Opinion: G20 leadership on tackling disease would save lives and money
  22. A hundred days: what is to show for it?
  23. Welcome to Global Health TV

Maternal and child health in Africa for sustainable development goals beyond 2015

  1. Maternal and child health in Africa for sustainable development goals beyond 2015
  2. National health insurance subscription and maternal healthcare utilisation across mothers’ wealth status in Ghana
  3. La vaccination, un indéniable outil de progrès pour la santé individuelle et collective
  4. The rotavirus vaccine development pipeline
  5. Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths
  6. Impact of the Ebola outbreak on routine immunization in western area, Sierra Leone - a field survey from an Ebola epidemic area
  7. Setting the Scene for Post-Ebola Health System Recovery and Resilience in Liberia: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
  8. Strengthening health-related rehabilitation services at national levels
  9. Comparing the Australian national health system with the Vietnamese national health system from the perspective of future challenges
  10. Is someone going to saw off the plank behind me? Healthcare managers priorities, challenges and expectations for service delivery and transformation during economic crisis
  11. The Future of mHealth
  12. Concrete health opportunities 
  13. Preventive Medicine for the Planet and Its Peoples
  14. Human Rights in the World Health Organization: Views of the Director-General Candidates
  15. How China Is On Course To Unseat U.S. As The Next Leader In Global Health

World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

  1. World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research
  2. A need to accelerate health research productivity in an African University: the case of Makerere University College of Health Sciences
  3. Implementation science: Relevance in the real world without sacrificing rigor
  4. Using Data Analytics to Monitor Health Provider Payment Systems: A Toolkit for Countries Working Toward Universal Health Coverage
  5. Governing multisectoral action for health in low- and middle-income countries
  6. Look What Happens When You Pay Attention To Neglected Tropical Diseases
  7. Racing Drug Resistance to End Malaria in the Mekong
  8. Cholera vaccination: pregnant women excluded no more
  9. Immunogenicity and safety of three aluminium hydroxide adjuvanted vaccines with reduced doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV-Al) compared with standard IPV in young infants in the Dominican Republic: a phase 2, non-inferiority, observer-blinded, randomised, and controlled dose investigation trial
  10. Political drivers of epidemic response: foreign healthcare workers and the 2014 Ebola outbreak
  11. New partnerships needed after Ebola's hard lessons
  12. Neglected No More
  13. Maximising the impact of inactivated polio vaccines
  14. Variation in rotavirus vaccine coverage by sub-counties in Kenya
  15. Responding to non-communicable diseases in Zambia: a policy analysis


Malaria prevention works: let’s close the gap

  1. Malaria prevention works: let’s close the gap
  2. A framework for malaria elimination
  3. Is malaria elimination within reach?
  4. The spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in the Greater Mekong subregion: a molecular epidemiology observational study
  5. Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission (A new thematic series in Malaria Journal- several articles)
  6. Global Hepatitis Report, 2017
  7. Looking Back With Pride….Looking Ahead With Confidence (CDC Continues Efforts To Eliminate Epidemic Meningitis In Sub-Saharan Africa)
  8. Zika in Twitter: Temporal Variations of Locations, Actors, and Concepts
  9. Tweet for Behavior Change: Using Social Media for the Dissemination of Public Health Messages
  10. Global eHealth, Social Business and Citizen Engagement
  11. Ebook: Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things
  12. Ebook: Building Capacity for Health Informatics in the Future
  13. Ebook: Informatics for Health: Connected Citizen-Led Wellness and Population Health
  14. Ebook Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
  15. The promise of digital health
  16. An open source pharma roadmap
  17. The Discovery of Penicillin – New Insights After More Than 75 Years of Clinical Use
  18. Predictors of job satisfaction among nurses working in Ethiopian public hospitals, 2014: institution-based cross-sectional studyFirst US sugar tax sees soft drink sales fall by almost 10%, study shows
  19. Emerging providers’ international co-operation for development
  20. Payouts for Perils: How Insurance Can Radically Improve Emergency Aid
  21. From Paper to Practice: Sexuality Education Policies and their Implementation in Kenya
  22. “Going to the Toilet When You Want”: Sanitation as a Human Right
  23. Ebook: Metabolic Diseases


Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight // Disparities on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: Findings from Financing Global Health

  1. Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight
  2. Recognising the role of community-directed treatment and of women in the fight against NTDs
  3. Partners Pledge $812 Million to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases [Get full text from AFRO Library]
  4. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: 10th Anniversary Collection (Several articles, please see below)
  5. Nodding syndrome may be an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus
  6. Zika in Africa—the invisible epidemic?
  7. Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE): a global strategy 2017–2026
  8. Éliminer les épidémies de fièvre jaune» (EYE): une stratégie mondiale, 2017-2026
  9. Announcement: World Malaria Day — April 25, 2017
  10. Financing Global Health 2016: Development assistance, public, and private health spending for the pursuit of universal health coverage
  11. Future and potential spending on health 2015–40: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries
  12. The Global Financing Facility—towards a new way of financing for development
  13. Patterns of global health financing and potential future spending on health
  14. Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries
  15. Disparities on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: Findings from Financing Global Health
  16. The New Silk Road – A Health Diplomacy and Governance Perspective
  17. Building the foundations for sustainable development: a case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents [Get full text from AFRO Library]
  18. “Guilty until proven innocent”: the contested use of maternal mortality indicators in global health
  19. Series from the Lancet journals: Maternal immunisation (Several articles, please see below)
  20. First US sugar tax sees soft drink sales fall by almost 10%, study shows
  21. Network analysis of global tobacco control collaboration: data from the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)
  22. Global kidney health 2017 and beyond: a roadmap for closing gaps in care, research, and policy
  23. JAIDS – Special supplement (Several articles, please see below)


Dr Margaret Chan: The tide is turning for neglected tropical diseases

  1. Dr Margaret Chan: The tide is turning for neglected tropical diseases [Get full text from AFRO/Library] 
  2. Integrating neglected tropical diseases in global health and development. Fourth WHO report on neglected tropical diseases
  3. Partners Pledge $812 Million to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
  4. The top five investments we should be making to tackle NTDs
  5. Making the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) more effective
  6. Preventing Local Outbreaks from Becoming Global Pandemics: FETP Enhances Capabilities to Track Diseases and Stop Them at the Source
  7. Epidemiology of ebolavirus disease (EVD) and occupational EVD in health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Need for strengthened public health preparedness
  8. Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance in the Republic of Congo: four and nine years after the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy
  9. Quality issues with malaria rapid diagnostic test accessories and buffer packaging: findings from a 5-country private sector project in Africa
  10. Ending Malaria Is Possible
  11. Reflections on World Health Day
  12. Measuring Gender Equality
  13. Cancer du col de l’utérus en Afrique subsaharienne : une maladie associée aux papillomavirus humains oncogènes, émergente et évitable
  14. Cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: an emerging and preventable disease associated with oncogenic human papillomavirus
  15. Physical health policies and metabolic screening in mental health care systems of sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review
  16. Peut-on continuer à soutenir des programmes verticaux pour les maladies prioritaires en négligeant les politiques de santé dans les pays à ressources limitées ?
  17. Can we continue to support vertical programs for priority diseases without paying attention to the health policies in limited-resource countries?
  18. La mise en œuvre des interventions de santé publique en Afrique : un thème stratégique négligé
  19. The implementation of public health interventions in Africa: a neglected strategic theme
  20. Health system factors influencing management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in four European Union countries - learning from country experiences
  21. Le financement de la santé dans les pays à ressources limitées & les arboviroses au Nord et au Sud (Actualités du Pharo 2017 - 4-6 octobre)
  22. UHC: A key mechanism for achieving health for all
  23. Operations research in global health: a scoping review with a focus on the themes of health equity and impact
  24. Using media to impact health policy-making: an integrative systematic review


Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 : From World Development Indicators // Virus genomes reveal factors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic


  1. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 : From World Development Indicators
  2. Global Fund lessons for Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs
  4. Community health workers: emerging from the shadows?
  5. Defining a staged-based process for economic and financial evaluations of mHealth programs
  6. Understanding relevance of health research: considerations in the context of research impact assessment
  7. Virus genomes reveal factors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic
  8. A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic
  9. Britain doubles funding to fight tropical diseases
  10. Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change
  11. Noma as a complication of false teeth (Ebiino) extraction: a case report
  12. Physical activity level at work and risk of chronic low back pain: A follow-up in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study
  13. Fruit consumption and physical activity in relation to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among 70,000 Chinese adults with pre-existing vascular disease
  14. The Bad News Is Good News? The Problems of Graduating from Foreign Health Aid
  15. "Behind the Scenes" with Data in the World Bank eLibrary 

Ten years in public health 2007-2017: Report by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

  1. Ten years in public health 2007-2017: Report by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO
  2. Special Issue: Health Care Policy, Resource Allocation and Financial Sustainability (Global Policy Journal- Several articles)
  3. Strengthening health systems for universal health coverage and sustainable development
  4. World Bank undermines right to universal healthcare
  5. Making Budgets Work Better to Sustain Progress Towards UHC Apr 08, 2017
  6. National Health Insurance in Low and Middle Income Countries: A suggestion for a component-based sequencing
  7. Transforming Health Systems: Learnings from Four Country Case Studies 
  8. Does task shifting yield cost savings and improve efficiency for health systems? A systematic review of evidence from low-income and middle-income countries
  9. Health systems resilience: meaningful construct or catchphrase? Lancet (Letter)
  10. Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems
  11. Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016
  12. Development: Can the SDGs be financed?
  13. Germany Brings Health Issues To G20; First Health Ministers Meeting In May
  14. Canada’s flagship development priority: maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  15. Can infant vaccination prevent pneumococcal meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa?
  16. Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness and Impact on Rotavirus Hospitalizations in Zanzibar, Tanzania: Data From the First 3 Years After Introduction
  17. Accounting for polio survivors in the post-polio world
  18. Autochthonous Japanese Encephalitis with Yellow Fever Coinfection in Africa
  19. Health workers perceptions and attitude about Ghana’s preparedness towards preventing, containing, and managing Ebola Virus Disease
  20. Unlocking Nanocarriers for the Programmed Release of Antimalarial Drugs
  21. The Paris Agreement – Protecting the Human Right to Health? [Get full text from AFRO Library]
  22. Radical increase in water and sanitation investment required to meet development targets


Developing a national health financing strategy: a reference guide (WHO) // Theme issue ‘The 2013–2016 West African Ebola epidemic: data, decision-making and disease control’ ...

  1. Developing a national health financing strategy: a reference guide (WHO)
  2. Are national policies on global health in fact national policies on global health governance? A comparison of policy designs from Norway and Switzerland
  3. Governance and Capacity to Manage Resilience of Health Systems: Towards a New Conceptual Framework
  4. The political argument for investing in global health
  5. Coherent G20 policies towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  6. Canadian Conference on Global Health
  7. How Trump’s proposed US aid cuts will affect healthcare in Africa
  8. Industry-Led Access-To-Medicines Initiatives In Low- And Middle-Income Countries: Strategies And Evidence
  9. Should biomedical research be like Airbnb?
  10. Measurement of health literacy to advance global health research: a study based on Demographic and Health Surveys in 14 sub-Saharan countries
  11. A systematic review of strategies to increase access to health services among children in low and middle income countries
  12. The global burden of child burn injuries in light of country level economic development and income inequality
  13. Women’s Health Policies Should Focus on NCDs
  14. Grand challenges in global mental health
  15. Coca-Cola’s secret influence on medical and science journalists [Get full text from AFRO Library]
  16. Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
  17. Death, disease, and tobacco
  18. The 150 most important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology series: questions 15–24
  19. Are WHO “best buys” for non-communicable diseases effective in low-income and lower-middle-income countries? A systematic review
  20. An Investment Framework for Nutrition : Reaching the Global Targets for Stunting, Anemia, Breastfeeding, and Wasting
  21. A Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: with a focus on Brazil, Colombia and Suriname
  22. Emerging infectious diseases: A proactive approach
  23. Mysterious Outbreak of Disfiguring Tropical Disease in Western Uganda Linked to Decades of Walking Barefoot in Volcanic Soils
  24. What we have learnt about the World Health Organization from the Ebola outbreak
  25. Theme issue ‘The 2013–2016 West African Ebola epidemic: data, decision-making and disease control’ (several articles)
  26. El Niño and the shifting geography of cholera in Africa


Global Health in a Populist and Nationalist Age // What Will it Take to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

  1. What Will it Take to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
  2. Global Health in a Populist and Nationalist Age
  3. The Rise of Post-truth Populism in Pluralist Liberal Democracies: Challenges for Health Policy
  4. Development of the Good Health Research Practice course: ensuring quality across all health research in humans
  5. Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Are Here
  6. eHealth in the future of medications management: personalisation, monitoring and adherence
  7. Talking sensibly about depression
  8. A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the ‘SMILES’ trial)
  9. Relationship between hyperglycemia, antioxidant capacity and some enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants in African patients with type 2 diabetes
  10. Cancer metastasis: issues and challenges
  11. The promotion of oral health within Health Promoting Schools in KwaZulu-Natal
  12. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) – Institutional Assessment Report
  13. Outcomes of HIV-positive patients lost to follow-up in African treatment programmes
  14. Global Leprosy Strategy 2016–2020: Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world.
  15. Spatial Determinants of Ebola Virus Disease Risk for the West African Epidemic
  16. Global Report on Food Crises 2017
  17. Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study
  18. The Global Youth Boom Is Here
  19. Short-term and sustained effects of a health system strengthening intervention to improve mortality trends for paediatric severe malnutrition in rural South African hospitals: An interrupted time series design 

An Iterative Framework for National Scenario Modelling for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  1. An Iterative Framework for National Scenario Modelling for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) [Get Full Text from AFRO Library]
  2. How successful were the millennium development goals?
  3. Children, Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals [Get Full Text from AFRO Library]
  4. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is key to achieving the SDGs
  5. Health Financing Systems, Health Equity and Universal Health Coverage in Arab Countries
  6. Social innovation for health-care delivery in Africa
  8. Health care and social media: What patients really understand 
  9. Medical device transformation without delay
  10. Cost-Effectiveness of Two Government District Hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa
  11. Do healthier lifestyles lead to less utilization of healthcare resources?
  12. Promoting inclusiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa
  13. From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa
  14. The effects of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services: A systematic review.
  15. When Development Is Not Enough: Structural Change, Conflict and Gendered Insecurity [Get Full Text from AFRO Library]
  16. Epidemic meningitis control in countries of the African meningitis belt, 2016
  17.  Lutte contre la méningite épidémique dans les pays de la ceinture africaine de la méningite, 2016
  18. Can infant vaccination prevent pneumococcal meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa?
  19. Vaccine Special Issue: Building Next Generation Immunization Supply Chains (Vaccine, Special Issue)
  20. Yellow Fever Outbreak — Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 2016
  21. World Malaria Report: time to acknowledge Plasmodium knowlesi malaria
  22. A systematic review of screening instruments for depression for use in antenatal services in low resource settings
  23. Depression: let’s talk" says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health
  24. «Dépression: parlons-en» déclare l’OMS, alors que cette affection arrive en tête des causes de morbidité
  25. April issue of Diabetes Voice
  26. Change in lifestyle behaviors and diabetes risk: evidence from a population-based cohort study with 10 year follow-up
  27. Bulletin of the World Health Organization April 2017 Issue