Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 85, Number 11, November 2007, 821-900

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Mental health in emergencies; A survey, again?; Health in a changing climate; Measuring the value of health programmes; HIV in Malawi and Zimbabwe; Reducing chronic disease; Malaria: a century on; Guidelines for reporting observational studies; Illustrating inequalities in health; Mental health reform in the Russian Federation; Pathways to homelessness

EDITORIALS

Inter-agency agreement on mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings
- Inter-Agency Standing Committee Task Force on Mental Health et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047894

Bombarding people with questions: a reconsideration of survey ethics
- Hirotsugu Aiga
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047381

NEWS

News

Reducing the impact of climate change

Will increased awareness of the health impacts of climate change help in achieving international collective action?

India’s last bastion of polio at “tipping point”

WHO News

Climate change and human health

RESEARCH

Economic evaluation of hepatitis B vaccination in low-income countries: using cost-effectiveness affordability curves
- Sun-Young Kim et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038893

Routine offer of antenatal HIV testing (“opt-out” approach) to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in urban Zimbabwe
- Winfreda Chandisarewa et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035188

A national survey of the impact of rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy on health-care workers in Malawi: effects on human resources and survival
- Simon D Makombe et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.041434

Mental health reform in the Russian Federation: an integrated approach to achieve social inclusion and recovery
- Rachel Jenkins et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039156

POLICY AND PRACTICE

The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies*
- Erik von Elm et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045120

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in central Mozambique
- Paula E Brentlinger et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.033381

Offering integrated care for HIV/AIDS, diabetes and hypertension within chronic disease clinics in Cambodia
- B Janssens et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036574

PERSPECTIVES

Rose revisited: a “middle road” prevention strategy to reduce noncommunicable chronic disease risk
- Wendy J Brown et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.041566

Pathways to homelessness among older people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Giovanni Marcos Lovisi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.043455

Shaping the world to illustrate inequalities in health
- Danny Dorling & Anna Barford
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.044131

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSICS

Malaria, mosquitoes and the legacy of Ronald Ross
- Robert E Sinden
doi: 10.2471/BLT.04.020735

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

The HIV pandemic: local and global implications
- Shabbar Jaffar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.033779

Globalization and health
- Stephen Bach
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038869

The bottom billion: Why are the poorest countries failing and what can be done about it
- Varatharajan Durairaj
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045229

LETTERS

Public–private partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative
- Allyson Pollock
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042218

Contraception counselling and compliance
- Rita Luthra
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.041335

Response to Public–private partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative
- Martin McKee et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045112