Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 4, April 2009, 245-324


United Kingdom: Greater needs, limited access; Europe: What determines patient satisfaction?; Asia: A new front against dangerous pathogens; Latin America: Estimating maternal mortality; Cameroon: User fees are barriers to AIDS treatment; Ecuador: Innovative training for health workers; Kenya: Emergency triage for children with hypoxaemia; Cambodia: Better information on childhood neurological infections; Coordination in crises; Tuberculosis in the age of DOTS; Maternal mortality risk; How useful are pandemic simulations?; In recognition of WHO’s drive to revitalize primary health care, each month’s cover of the Bulletin this year will feature a photo illustrating one of the six building blocks of health systems:


Injuries: the neglected burden in developing countries
- Richard A Gosselin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052290

Why health communication is important in public health
- Rajiv N Rimal & Maria K Lapinski
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056713



Labs form a new front against deadly pathogens

WHO takes lead on health as UN tackles crises

Mobilizing the honest majority to fight health-sector fraud. An interview with Jim Gee.


doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.100409


The lifetime risk of maternal mortality: concept and measurement
- John Wilmoth
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048280

Emergency triage assessment for hypoxaemia in neonates and young children in a Kenyan hospital: an observational study
- Michael K Mwaniki et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049148

How does satisfaction with the health-care system relate to patient experience?
- Sara N Bleich et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050401

Financial barriers to HIV treatment in Yaoundé, Cameroon: first results of a national cross-sectional survey
- Sylvie Boyer et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049643

Estimating pregnancy-related mortality from census data: experience in Latin America
- Kenneth Hill et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052233

The persistence of tuberculosis in the age of DOTS: reassessing the effect of case detection
- David W Dowdy & Richard E Chaisson
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054510

Population-based simulations of influenza pandemics: validity and significance for public health policy
- Toomas Timpka et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050203


Promoting the health of marginalized populations in Ecuador through international collaboration and educational innovations
- Margot W Parkes et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045393


The rationale for integrated childhood meningoencephalitis surveillance: a case study from Cambodia
- Sok Touch et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052951