In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:1-1. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000111
In an editorial, Claudia Garcia-Moreno & Charlotte Watts (2) call for submissions of papers describing research that addresses violence against women. In a second editorial, Maria Luisa Clark & Shyam Thapa (3) announce a new section for systematic reviews in the Bulletin.
In an interview, Robert D Newman (10–11), director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme, discusses the complexities of malaria control.
Bangladesh: Acid attacks
Patralekha Chatterjee (6–7) reports on the difficulties in preventing and treating this form of violence.
Bangladesh: Maternal deaths
Saifuddin Ahmed & Kenneth Hill (12–21) reveal a significant variation in maternal mortality rates in different parts of the country.
China: Comparing road death rates
Guoqing Hu et al. (41–45) find that public death registration data showed twice as many road deaths as police records.
France: Antibiotics not automatic
Gary Humphreys (8–9) reports on a campaign to reduce the use of antibiotics.
India: Health workers for rural areas
Thiagarajan Sundararaman & Garima Gupta (73–77) describe an initiative that is successfully bringing more health workers to rural areas.
India: Verbal autopsy for stillbirth
Arun K Aggarwal et al. (31–40) assess the use of verbal autopsy for estimating causes of stillbirth.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Underweight or stunting?
Chessa K Lutter et al. (22–30) criticize the indicator used to measure progress towards the eradication of hunger.
South Africa: Infant feeding and HIV
Tanya Doherty et al. (62–67) call for an end to giving free formula milk in health facilities.
Global: Safe limits for taking blood
Stephen RC Howie (46–53) researches safe blood sampling volume limits in children.
Global: Presenting evidence
Sarah E Rosenbaum et al. (54–61)test a format for presenting the results of systematic reviews to policy-makers.
Global: Cross-border care
Matthias Helble (68–72) explores the increasing movement of patients across international borders.