Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 86, Number 11, November, 817-908

THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL THEME: HEALTH FINANCING

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume; Special theme issue: health financing; Primary health care; Formula funding; Health promotion; Barriers to reform; Solidarity gains; Ready for change; Priority health care; Devolution for health; Big steps; Public-private divide; Fragmented systems; Out-of-pocket payments; Roundtable discussion; Public health classic; User fees, Taxes and aid; risks of receiving aid; Universal coverage; Debt relief and health

EDITORIALS

Exploring the features of universal coverage
- Guy Carrin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060137

Universal coverage and health financing from China's perspective
- Shanlian Hu
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060046

The positive contributions of global health initiatives
- Prerna Banati & Jean-Paul Moatti
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049361

NEWS

News

Making health care affordable in China

Sharing the burden of sickness: mutual health insurance in Rwanda

Public tensions, private woes in Chile

Portugal's rapid progress through primary health care

Time is ripe for health-care reform. An interview with Paul Krugman

Devolved power: key for health care in India. An interview with Michael Tharakan.

RESEARCH

Effect of mutual health organizations on use of priority health-care services in urban and rural Mali: a case-control study
- Lynne Miller Franco et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051045

The impact of user fees on health service utilization in low- and middle-income countries: how strong is the evidence?
- Mylene Lagarde & Natasha Palmer
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049197

Coping with out-of-pocket health payments: empirical evidence from 15 African countries
- Adam Leive & Ke Xu
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049403

POLICY & PRACTICE

Universal coverage of health services: tailoring its implementation
- Guy Carrin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049387

Development assistance for health: should policy-makers worry about its macroeconomic impact?
- Eleonora Cavagnero et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053090

Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania
- Diana McIntyre et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053413

Are current debt relief initiatives an option for scaling up health financing in beneficiary countries?
- M Kaddar & E Furrer
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053686

Resource allocation and purchasing in the health sector: the English experience
- Peter C Smith
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049528

ROUND TABLE

Can coutnries of the WHO Africa region wean themselves off donor funding for health?
- Joses Muthuri Kirigia & Alimata J Diarry-Nama
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054932

Impossible to "wean" when more aid is needed
- Gorik Ooms & Wim Van Damme
doi: 10.241/BLT.08.059485

Response to Ooms and Van Damme
- Joses Muthuri Kirigia & Alimata J Diarra-Nama
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060079

The role of aid in the long term
- Felix Masiye
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058156

PERSPECTIVES

Financing health promotion in Japan and Mongolia
- Dorjsuren Bayarsaikhan
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052126

Can earmarking mobilize and sustain resources to the health sector?
- Phusit Prakongsai et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049593

Constraints and obstacles to social health protection in the Maghreb: the cases of Algeria and Morocco
- Driss Zine-Eddine El-Idrissi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053736

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSICS

The case for public intervention in financing health and medical services
- Jacky Mathonnat
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.055707

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Research capacity for mental health in low- and middle-income countries: results of a mapping project
- Feng Wei
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053249

LETTERS

Corrections needed to Pakistani programme details
- Yasir Bin Nisar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058131

A need to improve quality, rigour and dissemination of operations research
- Tove Ryman & Vance Dietz
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047019