Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 85, Number 9, September 2007, 649-732

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Medicines and vaccination; Health financing and evidence; In the news; Hepatitis B in China; Growth curves; Arsenic in Bangladesh; Afghan health services; Lead levels; TB detection and treatment; HPV vaccines; Health inequalities; Injuries in South Africa

EDITORIALS

Setting standards for essential children’s medicines
- Suzanne R Hill et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.046151

Use and abuse of rapid monitoring to assess coverage during mass vaccination campaigns
- Elizabeth T Luman et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045328

Designing health financing policy towards universal coverage
- Guy Carrin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.046664

NEWS

News

Chinese research register joins WHO network, raising hopes for improved clinical trials

Marburg fever outbreak leads scientists to suspected disease reservoir

War-scarred Iraqis face health burdens in foreign lands

WHO News

Raising the standards of clinical trials and research

RESEARCH

Development of a WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents
- Mercedes de Onis et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.043497

Risk of arsenic-related skin lesions in Bangladeshi villages at relatively low exposure: a report from Gonoshasthaya Kendra
- Corbett McDonald et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036764

Elevated blood-lead levels among children living in the rural Philippines
- Travis J Riddell et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036137

Measuring health inequalities between genders and age groups with realization of potential life years (RePLY)
- Kam Ki Tang et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037382

Hepatitis B vaccination of newborn infants in rural China: evaluation of a village-based, out-of-cold-chain delivery strategy
- Lixia Wang et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037002

The high burden of injuries in South Africa
- Rosana Norman et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037184

Barriers to successful tuberculosis treatment in Tomsk, Russian Federation: non-adherence, default and the acquisition of multidrug resistance
- IY Gelmanova et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038331

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Towards sustainable delivery of health services in Afghanistan: options for the future
- B Sabri et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036939

Human papillomavirus and HPV vaccines: a review
- FT Cutts et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038414

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Improving tuberculosis case detection rate with a lay informant questionnaire: an experience from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
- Peter Odermatt et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038539

LETTERS

Evidence to action needs research
- Shamsuzzoha B Syed & Adnan A Hyder
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.043588