Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 9, September 2009, 645-732

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Europe: Now give us the proof; Ghana: Goodbye to guinea worm; Republic of Korea: Tobacco tax dependence; Peru: Cultural adaptation of birthing services; Kenya: Mosquito control; South Africa: Paraffin-related injuries; Western Pacific: Hepatitis B control by 2012; Postpartum haemorrhage; Changes in verbal autopsy studies; Tuberculosis trends; Balancing benefits and harms; Human rights and health

EDITORIALS

Global health risks: progress and challenges
- Gretchen Stevens et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070565

Progress towards national self-sufficiency in organ transplants
- Luc Noël & Dominique Martin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.068817

Directions in health communication
- Sophie Hill
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070680

NEWS

Countdown to wipe out guinea-worm in Ghana

Europe puts health claims to the test

WHO supports fair access to influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. An interview with Marie-Paule Kieny

RESEARCH

Integrated malaria vector control with microbial larvicides and insecticide-treated nets in western Kenya: a controlled trial
- Ulrike Fillinger et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.055632

Misoprostol to prevent and treat postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis of maternal deaths and dose-related effects
- G Justus Hofmeyr et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.055715

Methodological trends in studies based on verbal autopsies before and after published guidelines
- Rohina Joshi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049288

Trends in tuberculosis incidence and their determinants in 134 countries
- C Dye et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058453

Local governments’ dependence on tobacco tax revenue: a deterrent to tobacco control in the Republic of Korea
- Young Kyung et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056051

Paraffin-related injury in low-income South African communities: knowledge, practice and perceived risk
- David C Schwebel et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057505

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Hepatitis B control by 2012 in the WHO Western Pacific Region: rationale and implications
- Manju Rani et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.059220

Using indicators to determine the contribution of human rights to public health efforts
- Sofia Gruskin & Laura Ferguson
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058321

Governance of dual-use research: an ethical dilemma
- Michael J Selgelid
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051383

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Cultural adaptation of birthing services in rural Ayacucho, Peru
- Sabine Gabrysch et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057794

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Santé et droits humains : volume 2, apprendre par l’exemple, des études de cas comme outils d’apprentissage
- Daniel Tarantola
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066696

The collectors of lost souls: turning kuru scientists into whitemen
- Thomas P Weber
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069591

COMMENTARY

Further reflections on open access
- Kimberly Parker
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070946