Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:621. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.000913

In the editorial section, Flavia Bustreo et al. (622) introduce this month’s theme issue of women’s health beyond reproduction – a new agenda. Oleg Chestnov et al. (623) announce the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. In the news section, Patrick Adams (626) reports on efforts to understand why breast cancer rates differ worldwide. Fiona Fleck interviews Ana Langer (628) about what is needed to address the emerging epidemic of chronic diseases among women.


Keeping a tab on global trends

Gretchen A Stevens et al. (630–639) analyse global mortality trends in women over 50.

Getting old, keeping fit

Geeske Peeters et al. (661–670) challenge assumptions about women’s age and physical capacity.

Better than cure

Vivien Davis Tsu et al. (683–690) argue the case for breast and cervical cancer prevention in low-income settings.

Meeting all needs

Gustavo S Azenha et al. (704–706) recommend an integrated approach to women’s health.

Challenging assumptions

Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan & John R Beard (707–709) explain why sexual health programmes should not exclude women beyond their reproductive years.

Fair treatment for men and women

Judith Rodin (710–711) applies a gender lens to universal health coverage.

Correcting policy failures

Flavia Bustreo et al. (712–714) highlight the measures needed to address women’s most critical health needs.

Region of the Americas

Counting deaths – designing responses

Silvana Luciani et al. (640–649) report national trends in deaths from breast and cervical cancer.


Tracking silent epidemics

Yichong Li et al. (650–660) survey risk factors for chronic diseases in women.

Region of Africa

Defining risks

Esayas Haregot Hilawe et al. (671–682) review differences by sex in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus.

Reaching women

Doyin Oluwole et al. (691–696) describe a public–private partnership for cancer prevention and treatment.


Steering a new course

Agnes Binagwaho et al. (697–703) describe how cervical cancer prevention was integrated into the national health system.