Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012;90:869-869. doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.001212

In editorials this month, Michel Sidibé & Kent Buse (870) call for a framework convention on global health and Neshan B Llangaratne et al. (871) explain why millions of people with untreated epilepsy need access to an essential medicine. Patrick Adams (874–875) reports on the roll-out of vaccines for human papillomavirus in low-income countries. Fiona Fleck interviews Mike Daube (876–877) about forty years of campaigning for tobacco control.


Keeping kids out of the dirt

Alexander van Geen et al. (878–886) examine lead contamination of soil in Peruvian mining towns.

The Gambia

Identifying malnourished children

Martha K Mwangome et al. (887–894) use upper arm circumference to predict risk of infant deaths.


Monitoring malaria

Neelima Mishra et al. (895–904) report outcomes and risks for treatment failure.


Making better use of antibiotics

Nithima Sumpradit et al. (905–913) describe ways to improve prescription patterns and demand.


Equipped to cope

Grace Wu & Muhammad H Zaman (914–920) specify the low-cost tools needed for HIV testing and monitoring.

In the field

Elena Ghanotakis et al. (921–931) describe how countries have adapted WHO guidance for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Seeing the numbers

Manju Rani et al. (932–939) make a case for more access to health research data.

Containing costs

Tom L Drake et al. (940–941) look for the information needed to judge the cost–effectiveness of measures to mitigate pandemic influenza.