Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 88, Number 1, January 2010, 1-80


Spain: Hydatid disease costs millions; China: Health reform targets vulnerable; Viet Nam: Mortality statistics are vital; Viet Nam: Multiple types of abuse and mental health; Zimbabwe: Tuberculosis screenings; Senegal: Water woes in holy city; South Africa: Breast is always best; Malnutrition and mortality; Change needed for hepatitis B vaccines?; Mixed health systems syndrome; Mapping preterm birth rates


Tobacco is a global paediatric concern
- Harry A Lando et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.069583

Responding to the needs of adolescents
- Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.074625

The art of evaluating the impact of medical science
- Liz Allen
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.074823


China’s new health plan targets vulnerable

Water woes in Senegal’s holy city

Breast is always best, even for HIV-positive mothers

Education is key to controlling visceral leishmaniasis


Provider-initiated symptom screening for tuberculosis in Zimbabwe: diagnostic value and the effect of HIV status
- Elizabeth L Corbett et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.055467

Multiple types of child maltreatment and adolescent mental health in Viet Nam
- Huong Thanh Nguyen et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.060061

The worldwide incidence of preterm birth: a systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity
- Stacy Beck et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.062554

Use of new World Health Organization child growth standards to assess how infant malnutrition relates to breastfeeding and mortality
- Linda Vesel et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057901

Analysis of the economic impact of cystic echinococcosis in Spain
- Christine Benner et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066795


Compiling mortality statistics from civil registration systems in Viet Nam: the long road ahead
- Chalapati Rao et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.061630

Global control of hepatitis B virus: does treatment-induced antigenic change affect immunization?
- C John Clements et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.065722


The mixed health systems syndrome
- Sania Nishtar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.067868