Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month's Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2009;87:885-885. doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.001209

In an editorial, Brodie Ramin (886) paints a grim picture of the effects of climate change on the urban poor.

In a second editorial, Gregor J Devine & Elena Ogusuku (887) call for more adaptable methods for monitoring insecticide resistance.

In one of his last interviews, the late John Crofton (894–895) talks about his seminal research into multidrug therapy for tuberculosis patients in the 1950s that laid the groundwork for the WHO-recommended tuberculosis treatment today.

Spain: Public–private mix

Mireia Bes (892–893) reports from Valencia on a new model for managing public hospitals.

Afghanistan: Is health care improving for children?

Anbrasi Edward et al. (940–949) assess the quality of health care for children aged less than 5 years.

China: Suicide: rural women reaching their limit

Cui Weiyuan (888–889) reports on the leading cause of death for young women.

China: Success in maternal health

Gao Yanqiu et al. (913–920) describe trends in improving maternal mortality rates.

Burkina Faso, Mali & the Niger: Estimating schistosomiasis infection

Archie CA Clements et al. (921–929) find variations in rates within countries.

Africa: Treating children for cerebral malaria

Hmwe Hmwe Kyu & Eduardo Fernández (896–904) review the evidence on artemisinin derivatives versus quinine.

India: War on rabies

Patralekha Chatterjee (890–891) reports on the challenges of tackling this neglected disease.

India: Polio vaccine for newborns

JJ Rainey et al. (955–959) assess the feasibility of giving a birth-dose polio vaccination.

India: Private obstetric care for the poor

Amarjit Singh et al. (960–964) discuss the success of a public–private partnership scheme.

Cambodia: Why do women chew tobacco?

Pramil N Singh et al. (905–912) study use among Khmer women.

Where did all the aid go?

Paolo Piva & Rebecca Dodd (930–939) examine how health aid has been spent over the past 10 years.

When children swallow corrosive substances

Sandro Contini et al. (950–954) develop a system to manage oesophageal corrosive injuries.