Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 86, Number 4, April 2008, 241-320

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume; Best of both worlds; Why do so many women die?; Typhoid fever; Reaching out to the poor; Female genital mutilation; Inequity in maternal health-care; Routine HIV testing in hospitals; Action for child survival; Tracking HIV patients; High disease burden in remote Aboriginal communities; Malnutrition in developing countries; Perinatal asphyxia; Screening 40 years on

EDITORIALS

Steps towards achieving skilled attendance at birth
- Cynthia Stanton
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052928

Achieving Millennium Development Goal 5: is India serious?
- Dileep Mavalankar et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048454

NEWS

News

Mexico’s midwives enter the mainstream

Australia’s disturbing health disparities set Aboriginals apart

Flawed but fair: Brazil’s health system reaches out to the poor

An interview with Joy Lawn: Hidden deaths of the world’s newborn babies

RESEARCH

Inequity in maternal health-care services: evidence from home-based skilled-birth-attendant programmes in Bangladesh
- I Anwar et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042754

A study of typhoid fever in five Asian countries: disease burden and implications for controls
- R Leon Ochiai et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039818

Prevalence of female genital cutting among Egyptian girls
- Mohammed A Tag-Eldin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042093

Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia
- Danielle B Clucas et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.043034

Socioeconomic inequality in malnutrition in developing countries
- Ellen Van de Poel et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.044800

Action for child survival: elimination of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in Uganda
- Rosamund F Lewis et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045336

Acceptability of routine HIV counselling and testing, and HIV seroprevalence in Ugandan hospitals
- Rhoda K Wanyenze et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042580

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Assessing the quality of data aggregated by antiretroviral treatment clinics in Malawi
- Simon D Makombe et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.044685

PERSPECTIVE

Preventing those so-called stillbirths
- Jonathan M Spector & Subhash Daga
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049924

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSICS

Revisiting Wilson and Jungner in the genomic age: a review of screening criteria over the past 40 years
- Anne Andermann et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050112

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Screening: evidence and practice
- Anthony Miller
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048744

LETTERS

Defeating dengue: new mosquito genome, old promise?
- Thomas C Erren & Michael Erren
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051003