Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 86, Number 9, September 2008, 657-736

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume; Preventing further suicide attempts; Groundbreaking approach to disaster; Google Earth™ solution for disease management; HIV declines among pregnant women; Clarifying causes of death; Why reforms fell short; Good outcomes for scaled-up antiretroviral treatment; Call for improved safety in male circumcision; History of the Bulletin; Diarrhoea in developing countries; International suicide patterns

EDITORIALS

Children and tuberculosis medicines: bridging the research gap
- Suzanne Hill et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056804

Adolescent boys: who cares?
- George P Schmid & Bruce Dick
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057752

Communicable diseases in south-east Asia: call for papers
- Jai P Narain & Naman K Shah
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057711

NEWS

News

Groundbreaking approach to disaster relief

Nigeria still searching for right formula

The Bulletin at 60: from scientific organ to public health journal

Tuberculosis: in it for the long haul. An interview with Brigitte Gicquel.

RESEARCH

Male circumcision for HIV prevention: a prospective study of complications in clinical and traditional settings in Bungoma, Kenya
- Robert C Bailey et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051482

Antiretroviral therapy and early mortality in South Africa
- Andrew Boulle et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045294

Impact of misclassification on measures of cardiovascular disease mortality in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a cross-sectional study
- Ardeshir Khosravi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.046532

Declining HIV prevalence among young pregnant women in Lusaka, Zambia
- Elizabeth M Stringer et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045260

Effectiveness of brief intervention and contact for suicide attempters: a randomized controlled trial in five countries
- Alexandra Fleischmann et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.046995

Estimating child mortality due to diarrhoea in developing countries
- Cynthia Boschi-Pinto et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050054

Use of Google Earth™ to strengthen public health capacity and facilitate management of vector-borne diseases in resource-poor environments
- Saul Lozano-Fuentes et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045880

Methods of suicide: international suicide patterns derived from the WHO mortality database
- Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.043489

PERSPECTIVES

Tuberculosis control in vulnerable groups
- Jose I Figueroa-Munoz & Pilar Ramon-Pardo
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038737

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Vaccine anxieties: global science, child health and society
- Thomas P Weber
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050369

LETTERS

Author reply to: Evaluation of the WHO Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems
- Hamada Hamid et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056416