Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 97, Number 2, February 2019, 73-168

Special theme: prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

EDITORIALS

Overcoming internal challenges and external threats to noncommunicable disease control
— Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Orana Chandrasiri, Orratai Waleewong & Nattadhanai Rajatanavin
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.228809

Actions needed to prevent noncommunicable diseases and improve mental health
— Nicholas Banatvala, Svetlana Akselrod, Douglas Webb, Tim Sladden, David Hipgrave & Miriam Schneidman
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.228700

Implications of self-care for health service provision
— Manjulaa Narasimhan & Mukesh Kapila
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.228890

NEWS

Kalpana Balakrishnan: the power of data to drive positive change
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.19.030219

RESEARCH

World Trade Organization membership and changes in noncommunicable disease risk factors: a comparative interrupted time-series analysis, 1980–2013
— Krycia Cowling, Elizabeth A Stuart, Roni A Neff, Daniel Magraw, Jon Vernick & Keshia Pollack Porter
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.218057

Modelling the impact of a tax on sweetened beverages in the Philippines: an extended cost–effectiveness analysis
— Akshar Saxena, Adam D Koon, Leizel Lagrada-Rombaua, Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Benjamin Johns & Mario Capanzana
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.219980

POLICY & PRACTICE

Legal capacities required for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
— Roger S Magnusson, Benn McGrady, Lawrence Gostin, David Patterson & Hala Abou Taleb
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.213777

The palm oil industry and noncommunicable diseases
— Sowmya Kadandale, Robert Marten & Richard Smith
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.220434

Implementation of national action plans on noncommunicable diseases, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam
— Titiporn Tuangratananon, Sangay Wangmo, Nimali Widanapathirana, Suladda Pongutta, Shaheda Viriyathorn, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Kouland Thin, Somil Nagpal, Christian Edward L Nuevo, Retna Siwi Padmawati, Maria Elizabeth Puyat-Murga, Laksono Trisnantoro, Kinzang Wangmo, Nalinda Wellappuli, Phuong Hoang Thi, Tuan Khuong Anh, Thinley Zangmo & Viroj Tangcharoensathien
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.220483

Integrating noncommunicable disease services into primary health care, Botswana
— Neo M Tapela, Gontse Tshisimogo, Bame P Shatera, Virginia Letsatsi, Moagi Gaborone, Tebogo Madidimalo, Martins Ovberedjo, Haruna B Jibril, Billy Tsima, Oathokwa Nkomazana, Scott Dryden-Peterson, Shahin Lockman, Tiny Masupe, Lisa R Hirschhorn & Shenaaz El Halabi
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.221424

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Development of a sweetened beverage tax, Philippines
— Frances Claire C Onagan, Beverly Lorraine C Ho & Karl Kendrick T Chua
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.220459

PERSPECTIVES

Climate change, air pollution and noncommunicable diseases
— Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum & Annette Prüss-Ustün
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.224295

Systems approaches to global and national physical activity plans
— Harry Rutter, Nick Cavill, Adrian Bauman & Fiona Bull
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.220533

Finance, data and technology initiatives for noncommunicable disease control
— Meri Tuulikki Koivusalo
http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.220558