Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 85, Number 4, April 2007, 245-324

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Web health info fails to reach five-sixths of the world; In the news; Barriers to cervical cancer screening; Counting tsunami deaths in Aceh; Costing care; HIV and breastfeeding in South Africa; Medicines for chronic diseases; Infections in pregnant women in Botswana; HIV testing in Kenya

EDITORIALS

What will it cost to attain the health MDGs?
- Anders Nordström et al.

Evidence to action in the developing world: what evidence is needed?
- Tikki Pang

Appropriate information-communications technologies for developing countries
- Clifford C Missen & Thomas M Cook

NEWS

News

WHO to launch first essential medicines list for children

Making malaria deaths easier to count

SAGE: request for nominations

WHO News

WHO’s longest serving leader

WHO’s 60 years and the Global Health Histories initiative

Recent news from WHO

RESEARCH

Estimated global resources needed to attain universal coverage of maternal and newborn health services
- Benjamin Johns et al.

Determinants of women’s participation in cervical cancer screening trial, Maharashtra, India
- Bhagwan Nene et al.

Tsunami mortality in Aceh Province, Indonesia
- Shannon Doocy et al.

The availability and affordability of selected essential medicines for chronic diseases in six low- and middle-income countries
- Shanti Mendis et al.

Infant feeding counselling for HIV-infected and uninfected women: appropriateness of choice and practice
- RM Bland et al.

Trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy: inadequately managed with the syndromic approach
- M Romoren et al.

A financial road map to scaling up essential child health interventions in 75 countries
- Karin Stenberg et al.

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Improving national data collection systems from voluntary counselling and testing centres in Kenya
- Kennedy N Otwombe et al.

PERSPECTIVES

Setting priorities for health research: lessons from low- and middle-income countries
- Yvo Nuyens

Saving women’s lives: evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage
- Matthews Mathai et al.

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

SARS: how a global epidemic was stopped
- Suok Kai Chew