In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:465. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.000713
In the editorial section, Pascal Zurn et al. (466) announce an upcoming theme issue on global health and BRICS (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa). The Post-2015 Working Group of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (467) highlights women and children’s health as part of the post-2015 development agenda. Angelika Tritscher et al. (468) note the 50th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
In the news section, Gary Humphreys (471−472) describes how technology transfer can help improve access to hearing aids in India. Fiona Fleck interviews Iain Chalmers (473−474) about transparency in clinical trials.
Mitigating the harms of injection drug use
Bach Xuan Tran (475−482) studies people’s willingness to pay for methadone.
Who is funding what, where?
Nathalie Van de Maele et al. (483−490) trace patterns of development assistance for health in Africa.
More access to antiretrovirals
Heather Bailey et al. (491−500) study the impact of treating HIV during pregnancy.
Tracing mortality patterns
Maria de Fatima Marinho de Souza et al. (525−532) study respiratory disease deaths and the impact of the 2009 influenza pandemic.
Getting iodized salt to children
Jee H Rah et al. (540−544) study two iodine supplementation programmes.
How many cases of preventable blindness?
Paul Torgerson & Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo (501−508) estimate the global burden of congenital toxoplasmosis.
Policies that save lives
David T Levy et al. (509−518) estimate deaths averted through tobacco-control policies.
Questions and answers
Rouselle F Lavado et al. (519−524) compare health budget estimates from different surveys.
Affordable medicines worldwide
Dianne Nicol & Olasupo Owoeye (533−539) ask what high-income countries are doing to create better access to medicines.