Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 3, March 2009, 161-244


United States of America: Who pays?; Kenya: TB detection and HIV; Pakistan: Higher rates of pneumonia at high altitudes; The Gambia: Measures of access to health care; India: Screening for oral cancer; Sri Lanka: The cost of self-poisoning; Brazil: HIV in older individuals; Africa: Essential medicines for children; Africa: Shortage of health workers; Fiji: Managing skin conditions in children; Out-of-pocket payments; Focus on postpartum haemorrhage; Mosquito wars.


The unexplored story of HIV and ageing
- George P Schmid et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.064030

Systematic reviews in public health: old chestnuts and new challenges
- Mark Petticrew
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.063719

Evidence for public health decision-making: towards reliable synthesis
- Elizabeth Waters
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.064022



Unprotected sex has no age

When the patient falls out of bed, who pays?

Safe in an emergency. An interview with Mohammad R Al Kashi.

Safe in an emergency. An interview with Teddy Boen.

Safe in an emergency. An interview with Tony Gibbs.


Validation of an Integrated Management of Childhood Illness algorithm for managing common skin conditions in Fiji
- Andrew C Steer et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052712

Cost to government health-care services of treating acute self-poisonings in a rural district in Sri Lanka
- Kanchana Wickramasinghe et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051920

New methods for estimating the tuberculosis case detection rate in high-HIV prevalence countries: the example of Kenya
- John Mansoer et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051474

High incidence of childhood pneumonia at high altitudes in Pakistan: a longitudinal cohort study
- Aamir J Khan et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048264

Cost-effectiveness of oral cancer screening: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial in India
- Sujha Subramanian et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053231

Use of active management of the third stage of labour in seven developing countries
- Cynthia Stanton et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052597

Access to health care and mortality of children under 5 years of age in the Gambia: a case–control study
- Merrin E Rutherford et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052175

The health worker shortage in Africa: are enough physicians and nurses being trained?
- Yohannes Kinfu et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051599

What essential medicines for children are on the shelf?
- Jane Robertson et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053645

Limitations of methods for measuring out-of-pocket and catastrophic private health expenditures
- Chunling Lu et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054379