Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014;92:309. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.000514

In editorials, Isabelle Nuttall (310) reviews progress towards compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005). Nancy Cox (311) explains why the timing and composition of influenza vaccines varies in tropical regions. Michael Reid & Fiona Fleck (314–315) report on the 40th anniversary of the Expanded Programme on Immunization. This month the World Health Assembly discusses the post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy and accompanying set of targets. Giovanni Battista Migliori (316–317) tells Fiona Fleck about the contributions made to this work by WHO’s Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases at the Fondazione S Maugeri institute.

Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Viet Nam

Where there is no winter

Siddhartha Saha et al. (318–330) monitor seasonal patterns of influenza transmission in the tropics and subtropics.


Do vouchers work?

Ellen Van de Poel et al. (331–339) evaluate subsidies for maternal health care.


The bumpy road to elimination

Chao Ma et al. (340–347) analyse surveillance data for measles cases and vaccinations.

Coping with a child’s death

Yao Xu et al. (348–355) study how having a subsequent child affects bereft mothers.


Preventing chronic viral hepatitis

Monica C Robotin et al. (374–379) redesign a community-based programme.

European region

Who’s to blame?

Enrique Gracia (380–381) examines public attitudes to intimate partner violence.


Measuring research gaps

Shanthi Kappagoda & John PA Ioannidis (356–366) review research on the prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases.

Updates on hearing impairment

Bolajoko O Olusanya et al. (367–373) discuss how to improve care and prevention of hearing loss.

Counting all the costs

Patrick Lydon et al. (382–384) calculate the health systems cost of delivering routine vaccines.