Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014;92:1. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.000114

In editorials this month, Laura A Krech et al. (2) introduce a database for tracking the quality of medicines. Rasika Rampatige et al. (3) question the validity of causes of death assigned in hospitals. Priya Shetty (6–7) reports on global efforts to halt female genital mutilation. Menelaos Tsafalios interviews Aris Sissouras (8–9) on how the Greek health system is adapting to an ongoing economic crisis.


Silent risks

Xing Lin Feng et al. (29–41) measure hypertension awareness and treatment.

Germany, Ghana, Israel, Kenya, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania

How long to set a broken femur?

Amir Matityahu et al. (42–50) measure the responsiveness of the health system to trauma.


Safe motherhood in action

Tim Ensor et al. (51–59) report on a community effort to improve maternal health outcomes.


Who gets their hypertension treated?

Nayu Ikeda et al. (10–19) compare survey results on medical control of hypertension in 20 countries.

Assessing evidence, making decisions

Kaelan A Moat et al. (20–28) ask which policy-makers will act on evidence briefs.

Global data collection difficulties

Stephanie Williams et al. (60–67) examine how countries report pandemic influenza cases.

Improving cumbersome and toxic regimens

Grania Brigden et al. (68–74) propose eight principles for new compounds to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.