Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 88, Number 2, February 2010, 81-160

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

United States of America: Halving coronary deaths; Pakistan: Politics and polio; Thailand: Health finance; Bangladesh: Which barrier is best?; United Arab Emirates: Weighty problems; Uganda: Expiry of essential medicines; Sri Lanka: Health and human rights; Brazil: Ivermectin for head lice; India: Vaccinations at the right time; Australia: Preventing pneumonia; Warning lights on maternal death; Why do mothers die?; Who to believe?

EDITORIALS

Short-sightedness in sight-saving: half a strategy will not eliminate blinding trachoma
- Maggie A Montgomery & Jamie Bartram
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.075424

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: a key milestone
- Haik Nikogosian
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.075895

NEWS

Thailand: health care for all, at a price

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.100210

Human rights and health go hand-in-hand. An interview with Savitri Goonesekere

RESEARCH

Household-wide ivermectin treatment for head lice in an impoverished community: randomized observer-blinded controlled trial
- Daniel Pilger et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051656

Effectiveness of planning and management interventions for improving age-appropriate immunization in rural India
- Shankar Prinja et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.059543

Cost-effectiveness of skin-barrier-enhancing emollients among preterm infants in Bangladesh
- Amnesty LeFevre et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058230

Maternal near miss and maternal death in the World Health Organization’s 2005 global survey on maternal and perinatal health
- João Paulo Souza et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057828

Cardiovascular risk factor trends and potential for reducing coronary heart disease mortality in the United States of America
- Simon Capewell et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057885

Self-reported health assessments in the 2002 World Health Survey: how do they correlate with education?
- SV Subramanian et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.067058

Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against radiologically diagnosed pneumonia in indigenous infants in Australia
- KF O’Grady et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.068239

POLICY AND PRACTICE

What you count is what you target: the implications of maternal death classification for tracking progress towards reducing maternal mortality in developing countries
- Suzanne Cross et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.063537

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Expiry of medicines in supply outlets in Uganda
- Josephine Katabaazi Nakyanzi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057471

PERSPECTIVES

Pakistan, politics and polio
- Sania Nishtar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.066480