In this month's Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2009;87:485-485. doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.000709
In an editorial, Carmen Dolea et al. (486) announce a Bulletin theme issue that will explore health worker retention in remote and rural areas. In a second editorial, David A Sack et al. (487) discuss the complexities of international research contracts. Also in an editorial, Kevin M De Cock et al. (488) argue that expanding antiretroviral treatment may reduce HIV transmission rates.
In an interview, the Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (495–496) talks about a new approach to make aid for health work.
Spain: Motorcycle licences and injury risk
Research by Katherine Pérez et al. (497–504) recommends that car drivers should pass a special test to drive motorbikes.
Armenia: Food or medicine?
Monika Mkhitaryan and Onnik Krikorian (489–490) report on the struggles that working Armenians face in gaining access to health care.
Asia: It’s the health system, not the individual
Jane Parry (493–494) reports on how Asian countries are tackling drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Brazil: Chagas centenary
Claudia Jurberg (491–492) reports that 100 years after the discovery of Chagas disease most people affected lack access to diagnosis and treatment.
Kyrgyzstan: One system for all
Joseph Kutzin et al. (549–554) show how a low-income country developed a unified, universal health financing system.
Kenya: Post-rape care
N Kilonzo et al. (555–559) share the experience of developing national services for survivors of sexual violence.
Cambodia: Removing the barriers
Maryam Bigdeli & Peter Leslie Annear (560–564) examine the role of Health Equity Funds in improving access to health services.
Mexico: Democratization of health
Julio Frenk et al. (542–548) describe the financial innovations behind expansion of health-care coverage.
Mexico: Improving care for diabetes
Sandra G Sosa-Rubí et al. (512–519) analyse the effect of public health insurance on diabetes care for people on low-incomes.
South Africa: BCG jabs for infants with HIV?
AC Hesseling et al. (505–511) investigate the incidence of bacille Calmette–Guérin disease in a high-risk HIV and tuberculosis setting.
Is screening evidence-based?
Joseph Pachman (529–534) questions the relevance of pre-employment medical examinations.
Estimating immunization coverage
Anthony Burton et al. (535–541) describe the methods and processes used to assess national infant immunization coverage independently.
Cutting antiretroviral prices
Brenda Waning et al. (520–528) estimate the impact of global strategies aimed at reducing the price of antiretrovirals.