Volume 5 (2012)

Guest Editorials

Original Articles

Demographic patterns and trends in Central Ghana: baseline indicators from the Kintampo Health and Demographic Surveillance System Seth Owusu-Agyei, Obed Ernest A. Nettey, Charles Zandoh, Abubakari Sulemana, Robert Adda, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Cheikh Mbacke
Pragati: an empowerment programme for female sex workers in Bangalore, India Sjoerd M. Euser, Dennis Souverein, Pushpalantha Rama Narayana Gowda, Chandra Shekhar Gowda, Diana Grootendorst, Rajendra Ramaiah, Snehal Barot, Sunil Kumar, Françoise Jenniskens, Shiv Kumar, Jeroen W. Den Boer
The effect of distance to formal health facility on childhood mortality in rural Tanzania, 2005-2007 Daniel Kadobera, Benn Sartorius, Honorati Masanja, Alexander Mathew, Peter Waiswa
Socio-cultural reflections on heat in Australia with implications for health and climate change adaptation Cathy Banwell, Jane Dixon, Hilary Jane Bambrick, Ferne Edwards, Tord Kjellström
Feasibility of a clearing house for improved cooperation between telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: acceptability to network coordinators Richard Wootton, Laurent Bonnardot, Antoine Geissbuhler, Kamal Jethwani, Carrie Kovarik, Suzanne McGoey, Donald A. Person, Anton Vladzymyrskyy, Maria Zolfo
Non-use of contraception: determinants among Ugandan university students Devika Mehra, Anette Agardh, Karen Odberg Petterson, Per-Olof Östergren
Cooking practices, air quality, and the acceptability of advanced cookstoves in Haryana, India: an exploratory study to inform large-scale interventions Rupak Mukhopadhyay, Sankar Sambandam, Ajay Pillarisetti, Darby Jack, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Mayur Vaswani, Michael N. Bates, Patrick L. Kinney, Narendra Arora, Kirk R. Smith
Strengthening standardised interpretation of verbal autopsy data: the new InterVA-4 tool Peter Byass, Daniel Chandramohan, Samuel J. Clark, Lucia D'Ambruoso, Edward Fottrell, Wendy J. Graham, Abraham J. Herbst, Abraham Hodgson, Sennen Hounton, Kathleen Kahn, Anand Krishnan, Jordana Leitao, Frank Odhiambo, Osman A. Sankoh, Stephen M. Tollman
Mechanisms for achieving adolescent-friendly services in Ecuador: a realist evaluation approach Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Britt Coe, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Miguel San Sebastian
Measuring self-reported health in low-income countries: piloting three instruments in semi-rural Burkina Faso Yulia Blomstedt, Aurélia Souares, Louis Niamba, Ali Sie, Lars Weinehall, Rainer Sauerborn
Disability in people affected by leprosy: the role of impairment, activity, social participation, stigma and discrimination Wim H. van Brakel, Benyamin Sihombing, Hernani Djarir, Kerstin Beise, Laksmi Kusumawardhani, Rita Yulihane, Indra Kurniasari, Muhammad Kasim, Kadek I. Kesumaningsih, Annelies Wilder-Smith
Community-based blood pressure measurement by non-health workers using electronic devices: a validation study Daniel D. Reidpath, Mei Lee Ling, Shajahan Yasin, Kanason Rajagobal, Pascale Allotey
Potential collaboration with the private sector for the provision of ambulatory care in the Mekong region, Vietnam Ha Anh Duc, Lora L. Sabin, Le Quang Cuong, Duong Duc Thien, Rich Feeley III
Prostate cancer in Germany among migrants from the Former Soviet Union Volker Winkler, Bernd Holleczek, Christa Stegmaier, Heiko Becher

Review Articles

Characteristics, availability and uses of vital registration and other mortality data sources in post-democracy South Africa Jané Joubert, Chalapati Rao, Debbie Bradshaw, Rob E. Dorrington, Theo Vos, Alan D. Lopez

Study Design Articles

The challenges of developing an instrument to assess health provider motivation at primary care level in rural Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania Helen Prytherch, Melkidezek T. Leshabari, Christiane Wiskow, Gifty A. Aninanya, Deodatus C.V. Kakoko, Moubassira Kagoné, Juliane Burghardt, Gisela Kynast-Wolf, Michael Marx, Rainer Sauerborn
DengueTools: innovative tools and strategies for the surveillance and control of dengue Annelies Wilder-Smith, Karl-Erik Renhorn, Hasitha Tissera, Sazaly Abu Bakar, Luke Alphey, Pattamoporn Kittayapong, Steve Lindsay, James Logan, Christoph Hatz, Paul Reiter, Joacim Rocklöv, Peter Byass, Valérie R. Louis, Yesim Tozan, Eduardo Massad, Antonio Tenorio, Christophe Lagneau, Grégory L'Ambert, David Brooks, Johannah Wegerdt, Duane Gubler

Capacity Building

Building capacity for clinical research in developing countries: the INDOX cancer research network experience Raghib Ali, Alexander ET Finlayson, on behalf of the INDOX Cancer Research Network

Current Debates

Famines in Africa: is early warning early enough? Jeeyon Janet Kim, Debarati Guha-Sapir

Short Communications

Public health in action: effective school health needs renewed international attention Habib Benzian, Bella Monse, Vicente Belizario, Jr., Alexander Schratz, Murat Sahin, Wim van Palenstein Helderman

The Västerbotten Intervention Programme

Community participation and sustainability - evidence over 25 years in the Västerbotten Intervention Programme Margareta Norberg, Yulia Blomstedt, Göran Lönnberg, Lennarth Nyström, Hans Stenlund, Stig Wall, Lars Weinehall

Special Issue: Gender and health

Health and health systems impact of natural disasters

Public health in Vietnam: here's the data, where's the action?

An analysis of interprovincial migration in Vietnam from 1989 to 2009 Le Thi Kim Anh, Lan Hoang Vu, Bassirou Bonfoh, Esther Schelling
Exploring quality of life among the elderly in Hai Duong province, Vietnam: a rural-urban dialogue Nguyen Thanh Huong, Le Thi Hai Ha, Nguyen Thai Quynh Chi, Peter S. Hill, Tara Walton
The association and a potential pathway between gender-based violence and induced abortion in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam Phuong Hong Nguyen, Son Van Nguyen, Manh Quang Nguyen, Nam Truong Nguyen, Sarah Colleen Keithly, Lan Tran Mai, Loan Thi Thu Luong, Hoa Quynh Pham

Improving health and living conditions for elderly populations

Supplement 1, 2012 - CLIMO - Climate and Mortality

CLIMO - Climate and Mortality Complete Supplement, incl Table of Contents
Foreword Abdul Rahman Lamin
Weather and mortality: a 10 year retrospective analysis of the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System, Burkina Faso Eric Diboulo, Ali Sié, Joacim Rocklöv, Louis Niamba, Maurice Yé, Cheik Bagagnan, Rainer Sauerborn
Time-series analysis of weather and mortality patterns in Nairobi’s informal settlements Thaddaeus Egondi, Catherine Kyobutungi, Sari Kovats, Kanyiva Muindi, Remare Ettarh, Joacim Rocklöv
The influence of weather on mortality in rural Tanzania: a time-series analysis 1999-2010 Sigilbert Mrema, Amri Shamte, Majige Selemani, Honorati Masanja
The association of weather and mortality in Bangladesh from 1983-2009 Nurul Alam, Wietze Lindeboom, Dilruba Begum, Peter Kim Streatfield
The association of meteorological factors and mortality in rural Bangladesh, 1983-2009 Wietze Lindeboom, Nurul Alam, Dilruba Begum, Peter Kim Streatfield