In this month's Bulletin
WHO anniversary commemorative volume
Our cover illustrates the first of 12 issues in a commemorative volume to mark WHO’s 60th anniversary. Every month in 2008, the Bulletin will feature a classic public health poster on its cover, with a commentary on the topic illustrated. This month, Jamie Bartram (2) examines why the health sector relies on water safety; Guy Hutton and Jamie Bartram (13–19) calculate the cost of Millennium Development Goal (target 10) on water supply and sanitation; and Mahmuder Rahman (11–12) asks why Bangladesh’s drinking-water is still contaminated with arsenic.
Looking back: the early years of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (7–8), which was first published in Geneva in 1948.
Viorel Soltan et al. analyse how the Republic of Moldova increased tuberculosis (TB) detection (71–76). F van Leth et al. (20–26) and Christopher Dye (4) reassess TB in terms of Styblo’s rule.
Making primary health care work
Suwit Wibulpolprasert et al. (3) look forward to the Prince Mahidol conference in Thailand. Apiradee Treerutkuarkul reports on how Buddhist monks mix spiritual guidance with health promotion (5–6).
Stephen R C Howie et al. (52–56) on how not to donate to equipment to African hospitals.
Manas Kaushik et al. (40–45) track India’s top physicians.
Health care with your loan?
Kai Lashley (9–10) examines why microcredit banks in Argentina are providing access to essential health care.
Emmanuelle Daviaud and Mickey Chopra (46–51) discuss optimizing staff resources in rural South Africa.
Lara J Wolfson et al. (27–39) estimate the costs of global immunization.
Elizabeth Stringer et al. (57–62) survey the effectiveness of programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
An eye on refractive errors
Serge Resnikoff et al. (63–70) estimate how many people suffer visual impairment of this type globally.