Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 10, October 2009, 733-804

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

United Kingdom: Patient power through telemedicine; Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip: Catching outbreaks; Bangladesh, India, Malawi & Nepal: Ethics of public health research; Central America: Intellectual property and access to medicines; The Gambia: Oxygen supply options; China: Discovery from ancient fever medicine; China: Pesticides and suicide; Peru: Vaccinating health workers; Africa: Antiretrovirals in the workplace; South Africa: Antiretrovirals and mortality rates; Climate change and health equity; Revitalize diarrhoea management; Prevention is the best cure

EDITORIALS

WHO maternal death and near-miss classifications
- Robert Pattinson et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.071001

Can private equity deliver on equity?
- Giorgio Cometto & Nouria Brikci
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069492

How safe are the world’s roads?
- Tami Toroyan & Margie Peden
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.071829

NEWS

Mass vaccination of health workers in Peru

Preventing hospital visits through telemedicine

Catching outbreaks wherever they occur

Ancient Chinese anti-fever cure becomes panacea for malaria. An interview with Zhou Yiqing

RESEARCH

Pesticide exposure and suicidal ideation in rural communities in Zhejiang province, China
- Jianmin Zhang et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054122

Adult mortality and antiretroviral treatment roll-out in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Abraham J Herbst et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058982

Meeting oxygen needs in Africa: an options analysis from the Gambia
- Stephen RC Howie et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058370

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Ethical challenges in cluster randomized controlled trials: experiences from public health interventions in Africa and Asia
- David Osrin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051060

Zinc and low osmolarity oral rehydration salts for diarrhoea: a renewed call to action
- Christa L Fischer Walker et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058990

Intellectual property and access to medicines: an analysis of legislation in Central America
- Alejandro Cerón & Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056010

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

The Accelerating Access Initiative: experience with a multinational workplace programme in Africa
- S Van der Borght et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052027

PERSPECTIVES

Natural and unnatural synergies: climate change policy and health equity
- Sarah Catherine Walpole et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.067116

A global plan for burn prevention and care
- Michael Peck et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.059733

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Medicines use in primary care in developing and transitional countries: fact book summarizing results from studies reported between 1990 and 2006
- P Ravi Shankar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070417

LETTERS

Ivermectin worthy of further investigation
- Andrew C Steer et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070540

Ivermectin efficacy still imprecise for scabies treatment
- Antoine Mahé et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.071506