Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014;92:385. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.000614

In the editorial section, Shambhu Acharya et al. (386) introduce this month’s special theme on BRICS and global health. Michel Sidibé et al. (387) explain why it is time to invest in the production of medicines and devices by and for African countries. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Junior et al. (388) describe the evolution of the BRICS approach to cooperation on health.

Trygve Ottersen et al. (389) announce a report on making progress towards universal health coverage fair and equitable. Fiona Fleck interviews Andrew Harmer (394–395) on how BRICS are changing the global health landscape and Claire Keeton (392–393) reports on their use of health technology assessment.

Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, South Africa

Losses and gains

Dennis Petrie & Kam Ki Tang (396–404) examine relative health performance over the last two decades.

Inequities and child deaths

Oscar J Mújica et al. (405–412) track socioeconomic inequalities and infant mortality.

More cars, more injuries

Adnan A Hyder & Andres I Vecino-Ortiz (423–428) list opportunities to improve road safety.

From a healthy economy to healthier lives

Krishna D Rao et al. (429–435) analyse universal health care reforms.

Few impact many

Miloud Kaddar et al. (436–446) look at investments made in vaccine development.

Who will lead reforms?

Martin McKee et al. (452–453) debate the BRICS’ role in promoting universal health coverage.

Ensuring healthier childhoods

Andrew J Mirelman et al. (454–456) count the benefits from vaccines.

Who pays for what?

Victoria Y Fan et al. (457–458) track the flow of health aid.

New strategies needed

Jacob Creswell et al. (459–460) propose changes to tuberculosis control plans.

Simple solutions that improve lives

Amber Cashwell et al. (461–462) suggest that BRICS focus on neglected tropical diseases.

Changing players and roles

Ilona Kickbusch (463–464) asks if global health diplomacy will be done differently.


Reaching rural populations

Qingyue Meng and Ke Xu (447–451) outline a decade of progress in the rural cooperative medical scheme.


Which policies work?

Melanie A Wakefield et al. (413–422) analyse the impact of tobacco control measures.