Dr Flavia Bustreo
Italy's candidate for Director-General of the World Health Organization

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Peer-reviewed scientific publications


Bustreo F, Gorna R, Nabarro D. Knowledge for effective action to improve the health of women, children and adolescents in the sustainable development era. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2016 May 1;94(5):310-A.

Kuruvilla S, Bustreo F, Kuo N, Mishra CK, Taylor K, Fogstad H, Gupta GR, Gilmore K, Temmerman M, Thomas J, Rasanathan K. The Global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health (2016–2030): a roadmap based on evidence and country experience. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 May 1;94(5):398-400.

Hanson M, Gluckman P, Bustreo F. Obesity and the health of future generations. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 2016; 1-2. 

Requejo JH, Bustreo F. Putting Maternal Health in Perspective with a Life Course Approach to Women's Health. Journal of Women's Health. 2016 Mar 1;25(3):211-2.


Bustreo, F Health and Our Shared Responsibility to Deal with Climate Change: A WHO Perspective, Journal of South Pacific Law. 2015 Nov 1;C1-C5.

Bustreo F. Health MDG’s: what was been achieved in improving maternal and child health. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2015 Sep 1;21(10).

Bustreo F, Gorna R. Knowledge for effective action to improve the health of women, children and adolescents in the post-2015 era: a call for papers. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015 May;93(5):286-286A.

Bustreo F, Okwo-Bele JM, Kamara L. World Health Organization perspectives on the contribution of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization on reducing child mortality. Archives of disease in childhood. 2015 Feb 1;100(Suppl 1):S34-7.

Hunt P, Yamin AE, Bustreo F. Making the Case: What Is the Evidence of Impact of Applying Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health?. Health and Human Rights. 2015 Dec 10;17(2):E1.

Jamison DT, Summers LH, Alleyne GA, Arrow KJ, Berkley S, Binagwaho A, Bustreo F, Evans D, Feachem RG, Frenk J, Ghosh G. Salud global 2035: un mundo convergiendo en el lapso de una generación. Salud Publica de Mexico. 2015;57(5):441-3.

Temmerman M, Khosla R, Bhutta ZA, Bustreo F. Towards a new global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. BMJ, 2015;351 Suppl1:h4414.

Thomas R, Kuruvilla S, Hinton R, Jensen SL, Magar V, Bustreo F. Assessing the Impact of a Human Rights-Based Approach across a Spectrum of Change for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health. Health and Human Rights. 2015 Dec 1;17(2).

Tunçalp Ӧ, Were WM, MacLennan C, Oladapo OT, Gülmezoglu AM, Bahl R, Daelmans B, Mathai M, Say L, Kristensen F, Temmerman M, Bustreo F. Quality of care for pregnant women and newborns—the WHO vision. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics & gynaecology. 2015 Jul 1;122(8):1045-9.

Zeid S, Bustreo F, Barakat MT, Maurer P, Gilmore K. For every woman, every child, everywhere: a universal agenda for the health of women, children, and adolescents. The Lancet. 2015 May 16;385(9981):1919-20.

Bustreo F. Less than 1000 days to go for MDGs 4 and 5: where are we and what needs to be done?. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2014 Jan 1;20(1):3.

Bustreo F, Requejo J, Seoane M, Sidibé M, Carter J, Alhassan K, Wilkinson B, Iversen K, Hoffman J, Solberg E, Hart S. Global Health and Diplomacy—Fall 2014.

Kuruvilla S, Schweitzer J, Bishai D, Chowdhury S, Caramani D, Frost L, Cortez R, Daelmans B, Francisco AD, Adam T, Cohen R, Bustreo F. Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2014 Jul;92(7):533-44.

Neira M, Campbell-Lendrum D, Maiero M, Dora C, Bustreo F. Health and climate change: the end of the beginning? The Lancet. 2014 Dec 13;384(9960):2085-6.

Presern C, Bustreo F, Evans T, Ghaffar A. Accelerating progress on women’s and children’s health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2014 Jul;92(7):467-A.

Stenberg K, Axelson H, Sheehan P, Anderson I, Gülmezoglu AM, Temmerman M, Mason E, Friedman HS, Bhutta ZA, Lawn JE, Sweeny K, Bustreo F. Advancing social and economic development by investing in women's and children's health: a new Global Investment Framework. The Lancet. 2014 Apr 18;383(9925):1333-54.

Bustreo F, Say L, Koblinsky M, Pullum TW, Temmerman M, Pablos-Méndez A. Ending preventable maternal deaths: the time is now. The Lancet Global Health. 2013 Oct 1;1(4):e176-7.

Bustreo F, Zoysa ID, Carvalho IA. Policy directions to improve women's health beyond reproduction. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2013 Sep;91(9):712-4.

Bustreo F, Hunt P. The right to health is coming of age: evidence of impact and the importance of leadership, J Public Health Policy. 2013; 34(4):574-9. 

Bustreo F, Chestnov O, Knaul FM, Carvalho IA, Merialdi M, Temmerman M, Beard JR. At the crossroads: transforming health systems to address women's health across the life course. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2013 Sep;91(9):622-.

Bustreo F, Chestnov O. Emerging issues in adolescent health and the positions and priorities of the world health organization. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013 Feb 28;52(2):S4.

Hunt PH, Bustreo F, Gruskin S, Eide A, McGoey L, Rao S, Songane F, Tarantola D, Unnithan M, Yamin AE, van Bolhuis A. Women’s and children’s health: evidence of impact of human rights. World Health Organization; 2013.

Jamison DT, Summers LH, Alleyne G, Arrow KJ, Berkley S, Binagwaho A, Bustreo F, Evans D, Feachem RG, Frenk J, Ghosh G. Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation. The Lancet. 2013 Dec 7;382(9908):1898-955.

Bustreo F, Mbizvo M. Human reproduction program: the first partnership for health and development at the WHO. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. 2012 Nov 7;74(3):181-4.

Bustreo F, D’Hooghe T. 40 Years of Reproductive Research at the WHO. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. 2012;74(3):177-248.

Bustreo F, Requejo JH, Merialdi M, Presern C, Songane F. From safe motherhood, newborn, and child survival partnerships to the continuum of care and accountability: moving fast forward to 2015. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2012 Oct 31;119:S6-8.

Bustreo F, Knaul FM, Bhadelia A, Beard J, Carvalho IA. Women's health beyond reproduction: meeting the challenges. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2012 Jul;90(7):478-A.

Kuruvilla S, Bustreo F, Hunt P, Singh A, Friedman E, Luchesi T, Germann S, Loraas KT, Yamin AE, Andion X, Frenk J. The millennium development goals and human rights: Realizing shared commitments. Human Rights Quarterly. 2012;34(1):141-77.

Presern C, Bustreo F, Droop J, Fogstad H, Starrs A, Axelson H, Frenk J. Keeping promises for women and children. The Lancet. 2012; 379(9832):2125-6. 

Toure K, Sankore R, Kuruvilla S, Scolaro E, Bustreo F, Osotimehin B. Positioning women's and children's health in African union policy-making: a policy analysis. Globalization and Health. 2012 Feb 16;8(1):1.

Requejo JH, Merialdi M, Bustreo F. Improving global maternal health: progress, challenges, and promise. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 Dec 1;23(6):465-70.

Barros FC, Matijasevich A, Requejo JH, Giugliani E, Maranhao AG, Monteiro CA, Barros AJ, Bustreo F, Merialdi M, Victora CG. Recent trends in maternal, newborn, and child health in Brazil: progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. American Journal of Public Health. 2010 Oct;100(10):1877-89.

Bhutta ZA, Chopra M, Axelson H, Berman P, Boerma T, Bryce J, Bustreo F, Cavagnero E, Cometto G, Daelmans B, de Francisco A. Countdown to 2015 decade report (2000–10): taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival. The Lancet. 2010 Jun 11;375(9730):2032-44.

Bustreo F, Frenk J. Women's and children's health: from pledges to action. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2010 Nov;88(11):798-.

Bustreo F, Doebbler CF. Making health an imperative of foreign policy: The value of a human rights approach. Health and Human Rights. 2010 Jun;12:1.

Bustreo F, Requejo J, Johnston A. Effect of development assistance on domestic health expenditures.
The Lancet. 2010; 376(9741) 

Requejo JH, Merialdi M, Merzagora F, Aureli F, Bustreo F. The World Health Organization policy on global women's health: new frontiers. Journal of Women's Health. 2010 Nov 1;19(11):2115-8.

Gonzalez R, Requejo JH, Nien JK, Merialdi M, Bustreo F, Betran AP. Tackling health inequities in Chile: maternal, newborn, infant, and child mortality between 1990 and 2004. American Journal of Public Health. 2009 Jul;99(7):1220-6.

Knaul F, Bustreo F, Ha E, Langer A. Breast cancer: why link early detection to reproductive health interventions in developing countries? Salud Pública de México. 2009 Jan;51:s220-7.

Bustreo F, Johnsson AB. Parliamentarians: leading the change for maternal, newborn, and child survival? The Lancet. 2008; 371: 1221–1222

Salama P, Lawn J, Bryce J, Bustreo F, Fauveau V, Starrs A, Mason E. Making the Countdown count. The Lancet. 2008; 371(9620):1219-21.

Sepúlveda J, Bustreo F, Tapia R, Rivera J, Lozano R, Olaiz G, Partida V, García-García M, Valdespino JL. Aumento de la sobrevida en menores de cinco años en México: la estrategia diagonal. Salud Pública de México. 2007 Jan;49:s110-25.

Roggero P, Mangiaterra V, Bustreo F, Rosati F. The health impact of child labor in developing countries: evidence from cross-country data. American Journal of Public Health. 2007 Feb;97(2):271-5.

Bryce J, Terreri N, Victora CG, Mason E, Daelmans B, Bhutta ZA, Bustreo F, Songane F, Salama P, Wardlaw T. Countdown to 2015: tracking intervention coverage for child survival. The Lancet. 2006 Sep 29;368(9541):1067-76.

Gilroy K, Winch P, Sepulveda J, Bustreo F, Tapia R, Rivera J, Lozano R, Low N, Broutet N, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Barton P. Progress for children: a report card on nutrition. Number 4. Lancet. 2006 Dec 2;368(9551):2017-27.

Sepúlveda J, Bustreo F, Tapia R, Rivera J, Lozano R, Oláiz G, Partida V, García-García L, Valdespino JL. Improvement of child survival in Mexico: the diagonal approach. The Lancet. 2006 Dec 8;368(9551):2017-27.

Belli PC, Bustreo F, Preker A. Investing in children's health: what are the economic benefits? Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2005 Oct;83(10):777-84.

Bustreo F, Genovese E, Omobono E, Axelsson H, Bannon I. Improving child health in post-conflict countries: Can the World Bank contribute? The World Bank. 2005 Jun.

Lawn JE, Cousens S, Zupan J, Horton R, Tinker A, Ten Hoope-Bender P, Azfar S, Bustreo F, Bell R, Costello A, Osrin D. Neonatal survival 1: 4 million neonatal deaths: When? where? why? Commentaries. Lancet. 2005;365(9462):82-7.

Tinker A, ten Hoope-Bender P, Azfar S, Bustreo F, Bell R. A continuum of care to save newborn lives. The Lancet. 2005 Mar 5;365(9462):822-5.

Wagstaff A, Bustreo F, Bryce J, Claeson M. Child health: reaching the poor. American Journal of Public Health. 2004 May;94(5):726-36.

Axelsson H, Bustreo F, Harding H. Private sector participation in child health. The World Bank Group, Washington. 2003 May.

Bryce J, Bustreo F, Claeson M, Danielsson N, Gwatkin D. Better health for poor children: a special report from the WHO/World Bank Working Group on Child Health and Poverty. WHO/World Bank; 2003.

Bustreo F, Harding A, Axelsson H. Can developing countries achieve adequate improvements in child health outcomes without engaging the private sector? Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2003 Dec;81(12):886-95.

Fadil A, Mohammed S, Alrahman A, Hamid S, Cousens S, Bustreo F, Shadoul A, Farhoud S, El Hassan SM. Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses strategy: compliance with referral and follow-up recommendations in Gezira State, Sudan. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2003 Oct;81(10):708-16.

Wagstaff A, Bustreo F, Bryce J, Claeson M, Axelsson H. Inequalities in child health: are we narrowing the gap. World Bank, Health, Nutrition and Population; 2003 Dec.

Pablos-Méndez A, Raviglione MC, Laszlo A, Binkin N, Rieder HL, Bustreo F, Cohn DL, Lambregts-van Weezenbeek CS, Kim SJ, Chaulet P, Nunn P. Global surveillance for antituberculosis-drug resistance, 1994–1997. New England Journal of Medicine. 1998 Jun 4;338(23):1641-9.

Laszlo A, Rahman M, Raviglione M, Bustreo F, WHO/IUATLD Network of Supranational Reference Laboratories. Quality assurance programme for drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO/IUATLD Supranational Laboratory Network: first round of proficiency testing. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 1997 Jun 1;1(3):231-8.

Laszlo A, Rahman M, Raviglione M, Bustreo F, 杨枕旦. WHO/IUATLD 超国家实验室网的结核分支杆菌药敏试验质量保证规程: 第一轮熟练程度测试. 国际结核病与肺部疾病杂志. 1997(Z1):88-95.

Cohn DL, Bustreo F, Raviglione MC. Drug-resistant tuberculosis: review of the worldwide situation and the WHO/IUATLD global surveillance project. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1997 Jan 1;24(Supplement 1):S121-30.

Chaulet P, Raviglione M, Bustreo F, Epidemiology, control and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Drugs. 1996; 52 Suppl 2:103-7.