In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:237. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.000413
In editorials this month, Rachael Peletz et al. (238) explain why HIV programmes need to provide filters for Cryptosporidium parasites and Ruth Birgin (239) argues against compulsory detention of people who use drugs. Motunrayo Bello (242–243) reports on Nigeria’s response to high levels of hypertension; the topic of this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April.
Providing health care in rural areas
Gordon C McCord et al. (244–253) model the costs of deploying community health workers.
Mats Målqvist et al. (254–261) study the extent to which mothers – rich or poor – receive maternal health care.
Yi-lang Tang et al. (270–276) explain why policy changes are needed to reduce alcohol-related harm.
Too little, too late
Samia Laokri et al. (277–282) examine the effects of removing user fees for tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment services.
Providing methadone, reducing harm
Melody Lalmuanpuii et al. (306–312) report on a harm reduction programme for people who inject drugs.
Less fat, better nutrition
Shauna M Downs et al. (262–269) review the evidence for policies to reduce unsaturated fats in food.
To vaccinate or not
Keymanthri Moodley et al. (290–297) consider the ethical dilemmas of emergency vaccination programmes.
Avoiding unintended harms
Mirko S Winkler et al. (298–305) describe the untapped potential of health impact assessment
Playing the end game
Dermot Maher (283–289) lists the human qualities needed to eradicate polio.