Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012;90:713-713. doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.001012

In editorials this month, Stephen Martin and colleagues (714) explain why stockpiles of oral cholera vaccine are needed and Godelieve van Heteren and colleagues (715) point to areas of debate in health systems research. Ben Jones & Mireia Bes (718–719) report on efforts to increase organ donations.


Tracking deadly diarrhoea

Shaun K Morris et al. (720–727) estimate deaths due to rotavirus.

South Africa

Reproductive health impacts

Gita Ramjee & Handan Wand (748–755) measure how much hormonal contraceptives effect HIV transmission and pregnancy

El Salvador

Influenza-related hospitalizations

Wilfrido Clara et al. (756–763) report rates of severe pneumonia in children.

Viet Nam

Documenting a demographic transition

Nguyen Phuong Hoa et al. (764–772) use surveillance to estimate mortality rates.


Complications of male circumcision

Amy Herman-Roloff et al. (773–781) examine the safety of voluntary male circumcision programmes.


Lessons from pandemics

Luis Meave Gutiérrez-Mendoza et al. (782–787) describe how oseltamivir was stored and distributed in 2009.

Saving money on drugs

Octavio Gómez-Dantés et al. (788–792) explain how better negotiation reduced the costs of procuring medicines.


Correcting vision

TR Fricke et al. (728–738) estimate how much it would cost to correct refractive error.

Treating every case

Hsien-Ho Lin et al. (739–747) consider the likely impact of new methods of diagnosing tuberculosis.