In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2010;88:241-241. doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.000410
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum & Roberto Bertollini (242) discuss the disconnection between scientific evidence and public perceptions of climate change. Elizabeth Westley & Anna Glasier (243) call for better communication about emergency contraception. Matheus Roriz-Cruz et al. (244) suggest reasons why two cities in Brazil have such big differences in dengue cases. We highlight the World Health Day 2010 campaign of “1000 cities, 1000 lives” in the news section (245–246).
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and the Sudan: High cost of cutting
Taghreed Adam et al. (281–288) show how female genital mutilation imposes high costs on health systems and on women’s lives.
Bangladesh: Seeking care at childbirth
Carine Ronsmans et al. (289–296) research the relationship between skilled birth attendance and maternal and perinatal mortality.
Brazil: Improving child nutrition
Carlos Augusto Monteiro et al. (305–311) find that socioeconomic improvements reduce child stunting.
China: Wrestling with tobacco control
In an interview, Yang Gonghuan (251–252) talks about the formidable forces of opposition to tobacco control.
India: Risks of city living
Steven Allender et al. (297–304) examine the link between urban lifestyles and noncommunicable diseases.
South Africa: Childhood tuberculosis
Mark Hatherill et al. (312–320) examine the performance of different screening methods.
South Africa: Causes of fatal injury in children
Stephanie Burrows et al. (267–272) study differences in injury patterns in urban areas.
Switzerland: What? No waiting lists?
Alice Ghent (249–250) reports on the health system that is envied for its standard of care and universal coverage.
Viet Nam: Estimating tuberculosis prevalence
Nguyen Binh Hoa et al. (273–280) find a higher prevalence, relative to previous estimates, when using a population-based survey.
Gaps in epilepsy care
Ana-Claire Meyer et al. (260–266) find that up to 75% of people with epilepsy in low-income countries may be missing out on treatment.
Anand A Date et al. (253–259) measure progress in preventing secondary infections in people with HIV infection.
Counterfeit medicines: the 75 billion dollar trade
WHO and Interpol are working together to fight criminal networks in counterfeit medicines around the world (247–248).