Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 6, June 2009, 405-484

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

United Kingdom: Multilingual resource; Gaza Strip: Mental health after a crisis; Nepal: Measles case–fatality ratio; Senegal: Treating scabies in the community; Indonesia: Home-based births; South Africa: Adherence to treatment guidelines; Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe: Violence affects health choices; Complexities of adolescent pregnancy; Gaps in mental health research; Productivity warrants eyeglasses; Reducing childhood pneumonia deaths; Drug-resistant TB action plan

EDITORIALS

Women’s health in prison: urgent need for improvement in gender equity and social justice
- Brenda J van den Bergh et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066928

Fair tests of health-care policies and treatments: a request for help from readers
- Andrew D Oxman & Iain Chalmers
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066787

NEWS

News

Rebuilding lives, healing minds

Adolescent pregnancy: a culturally complex issue

Unique, multilingual resource on testing health-care treatments

Swine flu of 1976: lessons from the past

RESEARCH

Professional assistance during birth and maternal mortality in two Indonesian districts
- C Ronsmans et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051581

Ivermectin versus benzyl benzoate applied once or twice to treat human scabies in Dakar, Senegal: a randomized controlled trial
- Fatimata Ly et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052308

Potential lost productivity resulting from the global burden of uncorrected refractive error
- TST Smith et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.055673

Setting priorities for global mental health research
- Mark Tomlinson et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054353

Exposure to physical and sexual violence and adverse health behaviours in African children: results from the Global School-based Student Health Survey
- David W Brown et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047423

Measles deaths in Nepal: estimating the national case–fatality ratio
- Anand B Joshi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050427

A comparison of two methods for measuring anti-hypertensive drug use: concordance of use with South African standard treatment guidelines
- Thamizhanban Pillay et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054619

Comparative impact assessment of child pneumonia interventions
- Louis Niessen et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.050872

PERSPECTIVES

Apocalypse or redemption: responding to extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
- Ross Upshur et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051698

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Global institutions: the World Health Organization (WHO)
- John Martin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060814