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Submissions from 2016

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Antenatal renal pelvic dilatation and foetal outcomes - review of cases from a tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan, Ruqiya Afroz, Shafia Shakoor, Muhammad Sohail Salat, and Shama Munim

Submissions from 2015

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Impact of service provision platforms on maternal and newborn health in conflict areas and their acceptability in Pakistan: a systematic review, Zohra S. Lassi, Wafa Aftab, Shabina Ariff, Rohail Kumar, Imtiaz Hussain, Nabiha Musavi, Zahid Memon, Sajid B. Soofi, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Submissions from 2012

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Global child survival: beyond numbers, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Is it Time to Replace Iron Folate Supplements in Pregnancy with Multiple Micronutrients?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Aamer Imdad, Usha Ramakrishnan, and Reynaldo Martorell

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Achieving Equity in Global Health So Near and Yet So Far, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and K. Srinath Reddy

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The preterm birth syndrome: issues to consider in creating a classification system, Robert L. Goldenberg, Michael G. Gravett, Jay Iams, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Sarah A. Waller, Michael Kramer, Jennifer Culhane, Fernando Barros, Augustin Conde-Agudelo, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Hannah E. Knight, and Jose Villar

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Effects of Calcium Supplementation During Pregnancy on Maternal, Fetal and Birth Outcomes, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Maternal Nutrition and Birth Outcomes: Effect of Balanced Protein-Energy Supplementation, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Routine Iron/Folate Supplementation during Pregnancy: Effect on Maternal Anaemia and Birth Outcomes, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Challenges in defining and classifying the preterm birth syndrome, Michael S. Kramer, Aris Papageorghiou, Jennifer Culhane, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Robert L. Goldenberg, Michael Gravett, Jay D. Iams, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Sarah Waller, Fernando Barros, Hannah Knight, and Jose Villar

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Clinical utility of folate-containing oral contraceptives., Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effect on the incidence of pneumonia of vitamin D supplementation by quarterly bolus dose to infants in Kabul: a randomised controlled superiority trial, Semira Manaseki-Holland, Zabihullah Maroof, Jane Bruce, M. Zulf Mughal, Mohammad Isaq Masher, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Gijs Walraven, and Daniel Chandramohan

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Effect of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation on Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes: A Systematic Review, Usha Ramakrishnan, Frederick Kobina Grant, Tamar Goldenberg, Vinh Bui, Aamer Imdad, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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An Integrated Scientific Framework for Child Survival and Early Childhood Development, Jack P. Shonkoff, Linda Richter, Jacques van der Gaag, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effectiveness of community case management of severe pneumonia with oral amoxicillin in children aged 2-59 months in Matiari district, rural Pakistan: a cluster-randomised controlled trial, Sajid Soofi, Sheraz Ahmed, Matthew P. Fox, William B. MacLeod, Donald M. Thea, Shamim A. Qazi, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Topical application of chlorhexidine to neonatal umbilical cords for prevention of omphalitis and neonatal mortality in a rural district of Pakistan: a community-based, cluster-randomised trial, Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Aamer Imdad, Naveed Bhutto, Nabeela Ali, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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The preterm birth syndrome: a prototype phenotypic classification, Jose Villar, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Hannah E. Knight, Michael G. Gravett, Jay Iams, Sarah A. Waller, Michael Kramer, Jennifer F. Culhane, Fernando C. Barros, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, and Robert L. Goldenberg

Submissions from 2011

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Placental IGF-I, IGFBP-1, zinc, and iron, and maternal and infant anthropometry at birth, Shahzad K. Akram, Christine Carlsson-Skwirut, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, and Olle Soder

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The last mile in global poliomyelitis eradication, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Trials of antenatal syphilis screening urgently needed Reply, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Robert L. Goldenberg, and Joy E. Lawn

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New advances in typhoid Fever vaccination strategies., Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, M. Imran Khan, Sajid Bashir Soofi, and R. Leon Ochiai

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Scaling up breastfeeding in developing countries, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Miriam Labbok

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Stillbirth and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy Reply, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Robert Pattinson, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Decline in neonatal mortality in large poor populations Reply, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Sajid B. Soofi, Zohra Lassi, and Shah Muhammad

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Improvement of perinatal and newborn care in rural Pakistan through community-based strategies: a cluster-randomised effectiveness trial, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Shah Mohammad, Zahid Memon, Imran Ali, Asher Feroze, Farrukh Raza, Amanullah Khan, Steve Wall, and Jose Martines

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Stillbirths 3 Stillbirths: what difference can we make and at what cost?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Joy E. Lawn, Arjumand Rizvi, Ingrid K. Friberg, Eva Weissman, Eckhart Buchmann, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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The Remaining Challenge of Pneumonia The Leading Killer of Children, Ron Dagan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Ciro A. de Quadros, Javier Garau, Keith P. Klugman, Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Orin Levine, Samir K. Saha, Samba Sow, Fred Were, and Yonghong Yang

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An alternative strategy for perinatal verbal autopsy coding: single versus multiple coders, C. Engmann, Imtiaz Jehan, J. Ditekemena, A. Garces, M. Phiri, M. Mazariegos, E. Chomba, Omrana Pasha, A. Tshefu, E. M. McClure, V. Thorsten, H. Chakraborty, R. L. Goldenberg, C. Bose, W. A. Carlo, and L. L. Wright

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Stillbirths 6 Stillbirths: the vision for 2020, Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Jose M. Belizan, Uma M. Reddy, Craig E. Rubens, Hillary Mabeya, Vicki Flenady, and Gary L. Darmstadt

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Interventions for trichomoniasis in pregnancy, A. Metin Guelmezoglu and Maimoona Azhar

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Neonatal vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of mortality and morbidity in term neonates in developing countries, Batool A. Haider and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Zinc supplementation as an adjunct to antibiotics in the treatment of pneumonia in children 2 to 59 months of age, Batool A. Haider, Zohra S. Lassi, Amina Ahmed, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on maternal and birth outcomes, Batool Azra Haider, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Elective induction for pregnancies at or beyond 41 weeks of gestation and its impact on stillbirths: a systematic review with meta-analysis, Arwa Abbas Hussain, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effect of balanced protein energy supplementation during pregnancy on birth outcomes, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effect of preventive zinc supplementation on linear growth in children under 5 years of age in developing countries: a meta-analysis of studies for input to the lives saved tool, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Role of calcium supplementation during pregnancy in reducing risk of developing gestational hypertensive disorders: a meta-analysis of studies from developing countries, Aamer Imdad, Afshan Jabeen, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Evidence-based prevention of childhood malnutrition, Aamer Imdad, Kamran Sadiq, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countries, Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Impact of maternal education about complementary feeding and provision of complementary foods on child growth in developing countries, Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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The effect of folic acid, protein energy and multiple micronutrient supplements in pregnancy on stillbirths, Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Screening and triage of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in general population and high risk pregnancies: a systematic review with a focus on reduction of IUGR related stillbirths, Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Saad Siddiqui, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Impact of vitamin A supplementation on infant and childhood mortality, Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Christopher Sudfeld, Batool A. Haider, Robert E. Black, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effectiveness of interventions to screen and manage infections during pregnancy on reducing stillbirths: a review, Sidra Ishaque, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad, Robert L. Goldenberg, Thomas P. Eisele, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Impact of interventions to prevent and manage preeclampsia and eclampsia on stillbirths, Mehnaz Jabeen, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Unfolding the universe of newborn health interventions: the role of innovative community-based strategies, Z. S. Lassi and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Setting Research Priorities to Reduce Almost One Million Deaths from Birth Asphyxia by 2015, Joy E. Lawn, Rajiv Bahl, Staffan Bergstrom, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Gary L. Darmstadt, Matthew Ellis, Mike English, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Anne C. C. Lee, Mario Merialdi, Mohamed Mohamed, David Osrin, Robert Pattinson, Vinod Paul, Siddarth Ramji, Ola D. Saugstad, Lyn Sibley, Nalini Singhal, Steven N. Wall, Dave Woods, John Wyatt, Kit Yee Chan, and Igor Rudan

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Neonatal resuscitation and immediate newborn assessment and stimulation for the prevention of neonatal deaths: a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi estimation of mortality effect, Anne C. C. Lee, Simon Cousens, Stephen N. Wall, Susan Niermeyer, Gary L. Darmstadt, Waldemar A. Carlo, William J. Keenan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Christopher Gill, and Joy E. Lawn

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Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5: systematic review and meta-analysis, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Aamer Imdad, Kurt Herzer, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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5 versus 10 days of treatment with ceftriaxone for bacterial meningitis in children: a double-blind randomised equivalence study, Elizabeth Molyneux, Shaikh Qamaruddin Nizami, Samir Saha, Khanh Truong Huu, Matloob Azam, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Ramadan Zaki, Martin Willi Weber, and Shamim Ahmad Qazi

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Cost of illness due to typhoid fever in five Asian countries, Christine Poulos, Arthorn Riewpaiboon, John F. Stewart, John Clemens, Soyeon Guh, Magdarina Agtini, Dang Duc Anh, Dong Baiqing, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Dipika Sur, and Dale Whittington

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Effect of screening and management of diabetes during pregnancy on stillbirths, Madiha Syed, Hasan Javed, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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The effect of providing skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric care in preventing stillbirths, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Mahrukh Ayesha Ali, Mohammad Usman Ali, Aamer Imdad, Joy E. Lawn, Nynke Van Den Broek, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Effect of routine iron supplementation with or without folic acid on anemia during pregnancy, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Preventive zinc supplementation in developing countries: impact on mortality and morbidity due to diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Evropi Theodoratou, Afshan Jabeen, Aamer Imdad, Thomas P. Eisele, Joy Ferguson, Arnoupe Jhass, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Robert E. Black, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

Submissions from 2010

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Unravelling the enigma of health statistics in China, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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The unfolding human tragedy in Pakistan: fighting alone, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Shereen Zulfiqar Bhutta

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Education of health professionals for the 21st century: a global independent Commission, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Lincoln Chen, Jordan Cohen, Nigel Crisp, Tim Evans, Harvey Fineberg, Julio Frenk, Patricia Garcia, Richard Horton, Yang Ke, Patrick Kelley, Barry Kistnasamy, Afaf Meleis, David Naylor, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Srinath Reddy, Susan Scrimshaw, Jaime Sepulveda, David Serwadda, and Huda Zurayk

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Countdown to 2015 decade report (2000-10): taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Mickey Chopra, Henrik Axelson, Peter Berman, Ties Boerma, Jennifer Bryce, Flavia Bustreo, Eleonora Cavagnero, Giorgio Cometto, Bernadette Daelmans, andres de Francisco, Helga Fogstad, Neeru Gupta, Laura Laski, Joy Lawn, Blerta Maliqi, Elizabeth Mason, Catherine Pitt, Jennifer Requejo, Ann Starrs, Cesar G. Victora, and Tessa Wardlaw

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Empowering communities for maternal and newborn health, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Zohra S. Lassi

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Linkages Among Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, and Perinatal Outcomes, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Zohra S. Lassi, Ann Blanc, and France Donnay

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Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world, Julio Frenk, Lincoln Chen, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Jordan Cohen, Nigel Crisp, Timothy Evans, Harvey Fineberg, Patricia Garcia, Yang Ke, Patrick Kelley, Barry Kistnasamy, Afaf Meleis, David Naylor, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Srinath Reddy, Susan Scrimshaw, Jaime Sepulveda, David Serwadda, and Huda Zurayk

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Comparing modelled predictions of neonatal mortality impacts using LIST with observed results of community-based intervention trials in South Asia, Ingrid K. Friberg, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Gary L. Darmstadt, Abhay Bang, Simon Cousens, Abdullah H. Baqui, Vishwajeet Kumar, Neff Walker, and Joy E. Lawn

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Pediatric disease burden and vaccination recommendations: understanding local differences, Angela Gentile, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Lulu Bravo, Aly Gamal Samy, R. Dennis J. Garcia, Anwar Hoosen, Tazul Islam, Abdollah Karimi, Mona Salem, Sriluck Simasathien, Amir Sohail, Veerachai Watanaveeradej, Karin Wiedenmayer, and Heinz-J. Schmitt

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Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age, Aamer Imdad, Kurt Herzer, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Nutritional Deficiencies in the Developing World: Current Status and Opportunities for Intervention, Yasir Khan and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Community-based intervention packages for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and improving neonatal outcomes, Zohra S. Lassi, Batool A. Haider, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months, Zohra S. Lassi, Batool A. Haider, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Regional Collaborations as a Way Forward for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: The South Asian Healthcare Professional Workshop, Jennifer H. Requejo, Kadidiatou Toure, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Imtiaz Katz, Shahida Zaidi, and andres de Francisco

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Conceptual issues related to the construction of prescriptive standards for the evaluation of postnatal growth of preterm infants, J. Villar, H. E. Knight, M. de Onis, E. Bertino, G. Gilli, A. T. Papageorghiou, L. Cheikh Ismail, F. C. Barros, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Reducing Intrapartum-Related Neonatal Deaths in Low- and Middle-Income Countries-What Works?, Stephen N. Wall, Anne C. C. Lee, Waldemar Carlo, Robert Goldenberg, Susan Niermeyer, Gary L. Darmstadt, William Keenan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Jeffrey Perlman, and Joy E. Lawn

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Stillbirths: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Priorities for Action, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Joy E. Lawn, Gary L. Darmstadt, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

Submissions from 2009

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Delivering interventions to reduce the global burden of stillbirths: improving service supply and community demand., Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gary L Darmstadt, Rachel A Haws, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, and Joy E Lawn

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Addressing severe acute malnutrition where it matters, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Solar Water Disinfection in Household Settings: Hype or Hope?, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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60 million non-facility births: Who can deliver in community settings to reduce intrapartum-related deaths?, Gary L. Darmstadt, Anne C. C. Lee, Simon Cousens, Lynn Sibley, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, France Donnay, Dave Osrin, Abhay Bang, Vishwajeet Kumar, Steven N. Wall, Abdullah Baqui, and Joy E. Lawn

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Effect of administration of antihelminthics for soil transmitted helminths during pregnancy, Batool A. Haider, Quratulain Humayun, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Maternal health and survival in Pakistan: issues and options., Yasir P Khan, Shereen Z Bhutta, Shama Munim, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Directing Diarrhoeal Disease Research towards Disease-burden Reduction, Margaret Kosek, Claudio F. Lanata, Robert E. Black, Damian G. Walker, John D. Snyder, Mohammed Abdus Salam, Dilip Mahalanabis, Olivier Fontaine, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Shinjini Bhatnagar, and Igor Rudan

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Reducing intrapartum-related deaths and disability: Can the health system deliver?, Joy E. Lawn, Mary Kinney, Anne C. C. Lee, Mickey Chopra, France Donnay, Vinod K. Paul, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Massee Bateman, and Gary L. Darmstadt

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Linking families and facilities for care at birth: What works to avert intrapartum-related deaths?, Anne C. C. Lee, Joy E. Lawn, Simon Cousens, Vishwajeet Kumar, David Osrin, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Steven N. Wall, Allyala K. Nandakumar, Uzma Syed, and Gary L. Darmstadt

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Reducing stillbirths: prevention and management of medical disorders and infections during pregnancy., Esme V Menezes, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Tanya Soomro, Rachel A Haws, Gary L Darmstadt, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Measles in Children Younger Than 9 Months in Pakistan, Ali Faisal Saleem, Anita Zaidi, Adnan Ahmed, Haider Warraich, and Fatima Mir

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Neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings: What, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up?, Stephen N. Wall, Anne C. C. Lee, Susan Niermeyer, Mike English, William J. Keenan, Wally Carlo, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Abhay Bang, Indira Narayanan, Iwan Ariawan, and Joy E. Lawn

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Reducing stillbirths: behavioural and nutritional interventions before and during pregnancy., Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Esme V Menezes, Tanya Soomro, Rachel A Haws, Gary L Darmstadt, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

Submissions from 2008

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Maternal and Child Undernutrition 3 - What works? Interventions for maternal and child undernutrition and survival, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, Robert E. Black, Simon Cousens, Kathryn Dewey, Elsa Giugliani, Botool A. Haider, Betty Kirkwood, Saul S. Morris, H. P. S. Sachdev, and Meera Shekar

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Kwashiorkor and severe acute malnutrition in childhood - Reply, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Robert E. Black, Simon Cousens, and Tahmeed Ahmed

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Response to "Conflicting evidence for neonatal vitamin A supplementation (letter)" by Benn et al. [Vaccine, 2008], Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Batool A. Haider, Simon Cousens, and Robert E. Black

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Neonatal vitamin A supplementation and infant survival in Asia - Reply, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Batool A. Haider, Simon Cousens, Betty R. Kirkwood, and Robert E. Black

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Maternal and child undernutrition 1 - Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences, Robert E. Black, Lindsay H. Allen, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Laura E. Caulfield, Mercedes de Onis, Majid Ezzati, Colin Mathers, and Juan Rivera

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Malnutrition kills directly, not indirectly - Reply, Robert E. Black, Laura Caulfield, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, and Cesar G. Victora

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Newborn resuscitation in resource-limited settings, Nalini Singhal and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta