Norway: treaty bans cluster munitions; Israel: health effects of immigration; Islamic Republic of Iran: do lifestyle interventions work?; France: first a discovery, now a dream for a cure; Bangladesh: assessing neonatal illness; Mali: reducing maternal mortality; Thailand: building research capacity; India: are two coders better than one?; Democratic Republic of the Congo: quantifying the crisis; Australia: call for broader criteria for measles elimination; Financial crisis; Safe abortion from mid-level providers; In recognition of WHO’s drive to revitalize primary health care, each month’s cover of the Bulletin this year will feature a photo illustrating one of the six building blocks of health systems:
- Service delivery
- Health workforce
- Health information systems
- Medical products and technologies
- Financing systems
- Leadership and governance.
Noncommunicable disease mortality and life expectancy in immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union: country of origin compared with host country - Jördis Jennifer Ott et al. doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045138