Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 12, December 2009, 885-964

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Spain: Public–private mix; Afghanistan: Is health care improving for children?; China: Suicide: rural women reaching their limit; China: Success in maternal health; Burkina Faso, Mali & the Niger: Estimating schistosomiasis infection; Africa: Treating children for cerebral malaria; India: War on rabies; India: Polio vaccine for newborns; India: Private obstetric care for the poor; Cambodia: Why do women chew tobacco?; Where did all the aid go?; When children swallow corrosive substances

EDITORIALS

Slums, climate change and human health in sub-Saharan Africa
- Brodie Ramin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.073445

Adaptability is key when monitoring insecticide resistance
- Gregor J Devine & Elena Ogusuku
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.073502

NEWS

Women and suicide in rural China

India’s ongoing war against rabies

Spanish health district tests a new public–private mix

Interview: Fighting resistance. An interview with the late John Crofton

RESEARCH

Artemisinin derivatives versus quinine for cerebral malaria in African children: a systematic review
- Hmwe Hmwe Kyu & Eduardo Fernández
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060327

Tobacco use among adults in Cambodia: evidence for a tobacco epidemic among women
- Pramil N Singh et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058917

Time trends and regional differences in maternal mortality in China from 2000 to 2005
- Gao Yanqiu et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060426

Use of Bayesian geostatistical prediction to estimate local variations in Schistosoma haematobium infection in western Africa
- Archie CA Clements et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058933

Where did all the aid go? An in-depth analysis of increased health aid flows over the past 10 years
- Paolo Piva & Rebecca Dodd
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058677

Trends in the quality of health care for children aged less than 5 years in Afghanistan, 2004–2006
- Anbrasi Edward et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054858

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Oesophageal corrosive injuries in children: a forgotten social and health challenge in developing countries
- Sandro Contini et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058065

Providing monovalent oral polio vaccine type 1 to newborns: findings from a pilot birth-dose project in Moradabad district, India
- JJ Rainey et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.061556

Providing skilled birth attendants and emergency obstetric care to the poor through partnership with private sector obstetricians in Gujarat, India
- Amarjit Singh et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060228

CORRIGENDUM

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.101209

LETTERS

Comments on the case-control study on access to health care and child mortality
- MB Soudarssanane & Dhruv K Pandey
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069179

Reconsidering global targets for tuberculosis control
- BJ Marais & PD van Helden
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070169

Author reply
- David W Dowdy & Richard E Chaisson
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.071282