Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014;92:77. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.000214

In editorials this month, Bruno Meessen and colleagues (78) explain why the health district strategy needs updating in the context of universal health coverage, and Saverio Giampaoli & Vincenzo Romano Spica (79) describe efforts to minimise the disease transmission and injuries associated with recreational use of water. Gary Humphreys (82–83) reports on attempts to introduce solar power in African health clinics. Fiona Fleck interviews Heidi Larson (84–85) on approaches to building public trust in vaccines.

Chad

Unplugging the fridge

Patrick Lydon et al. (86–92) estimate the money saved by keeping vaccines at ambient temperatures.

Mexico

Reducing hospital visits for diarrhoea

Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar et al. (117–125) track the effects of introducing rotavirus vaccination.

Zimbabwe

Identifying problems, improving outcomes

J Crofts et al. (146–152) show that maternity dashboards can improve clinical care.

Global

Ranking research questions

Moazzam Ali et al. (93–98) set a global research agenda for contraception.

Getting fatter with fast food

Roberto De Vogli et al. (99–107) examine the links between fast food transactions, obesity and market deregulation.

Regulatory impediments to rational use

S Asra Husain et al. (108–116) examine national laws for measures to ensure opioid availability.

Diagnosed with – but not treated for – tuberculosis

Peter MacPherson et al. (126–138) review the evidence on loss to follow-up.

Investment agreements and the global food supply

Anne Marie Thow & Benn McGrady (139–145) examine the effects of foreign direct investment on nutrition.

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