Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 8, August 2009, 565-644

Special theme issue: public health communication

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

New Zealand & United States of America: Do drug ads drive choice?; China: Using mobile phones in crises; Russian Federation: Seat-belt campaign; India & Pakistan: Polio: the last push; Indonesia: Drug cocktails denounced; Africa: Male circumcision; India: Shame or subsidy?; Australia & Brazil: Sun worshippers, beware; Australia: Pandemic flu: ready and willing; Pictures worth a thousand words; Transparency is key; Lessons for managing outbreaks; What’s all the fuss about?; Breaking down the barriers; Are we reaching refugees?

EDITORIALS

What social media offers to health professionals and citizens
- Christine McNab
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066712

Making sense of health statistics
- Gerd Gigerenzer
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069872

Reaching a hard-to-reach population such as asylum seekers and resettled refugees in Canada
- Ellen O Wahoush
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.061085

Gruesome photos on cigarette packages reduce tobacco use
- Rob Cunningham
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069559

NEWS

Indonesian doctor sends her message via radio and TV

Buckling up is “cool” on Russian island

From Australia to Brazil: sun worshippers beware

Direct-to-consumer advertising under fire

“Edutainment” in South Africa: a force for change in health. An interview with Shereen Usdin

CORRIGENDUM

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.100809

RESEARCH

Shame or subsidy revisited: social mobilization for sanitation in Orissa, India
- Subhrendu K Pattanayak et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057422

Knowledge about pandemic influenza and compliance with containment measures among Australians
- Keith Eastwood et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060772

Print media reporting of male circumcision for preventing HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa
- Alberta L Wang et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066704

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Risk and outbreak communication: lessons from alternative paradigms
- Thomas Abraham
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058149

A social explanation for the rise and fall of global health issues
- Jeremy Shiffman
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060749

Transparency during public health emergencies: from rhetoric to reality
- P O’Malley et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056689

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Use of mobile phones in an emergency reporting system for infectious disease surveillance after the Sichuan earthquake in China
- Changhong Yang et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060905

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

Achieving polio eradication: a review of health communication evidence and lessons learned in India and Pakistan
- Rafael Obregón et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060863

ROUND TABLE

Open access: a giant leap towards bridging health inequities
- Leslie Chan et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.064659

A key piece of the jigsaw for improving world health
- Alma Swan
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069237

Building a bridge for research
- Robert Terry
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069286

Collaboration, not confrontation
- T Scott Plutchak
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069252

PERSPECTIVES

Are we reaching refugees and internally displaced persons?
- Ann Burton & Franklin John-Leader
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060806

The impact of pictures on the effectiveness of tobacco warnings
- Geoffrey T Fong et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069575

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Fundamentals of cancer epidemiology – 2nd edition
- Jördis J Ott
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.062638

LETTERS

HIV, infant feeding and implementation failure: advancing policies for women with HIV infection and attaining the Millennium Development Goals
- Agnès Binagwaho et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.062299

Formula-feeding is not a sustainable solution
- Anna Coutsoudis et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069476