Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 90, Number 8, August 2012, 557-632

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

In this month's Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.000812

EDITORIALS

Trans-disciplinary research to improve health systems’ disaster readiness and response
- Samantha Watson et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.106120

Performance-based financing in low- and middle-income countries: still more questions than answers
- Atle Fretheim et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.106468

NEWS

Public health round-up

RESEARCH

Sentinel versus population-based surveillance of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine effectiveness
- Lee M Hampton et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.098178

Regional disparities in the burden of disease attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation in China
- Elizabeth J Carlton et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.098343

International shortfall inequality in life expectancy in women and in men, 1950–2010
- Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.097378

Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of combination antiretroviral therapy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda
- Andreas Kuznik et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.095430

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

A systematic review of Demographic and Health Surveys: data availability and utilization for research
- Madeleine Short Fabic et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.095513

Effects of condom social marketing on condom use in developing countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 1990–2010
- Michael D Sweat et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094268

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Achieving high coverage in Rwanda's national human papillomavirus vaccination programme
- Agnes Binagwaho et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.097253

PERSPECTIVES

The voice of the most vulnerable: lessons from the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan
- A Sugimoto et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094474

The role of biomedical engineering in disaster management in resource-limited settings
- Andrea Fernandes & Muhammad H Zaman
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.104901