Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 89, Number 10, October 2011, 701-776

Special theme: social determinants of health


In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.001011


Global action on social determinants of health
- Michael Marmot
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094862

Social determinants of health: practical solutions to deal with a well-recognized issue
- Rüdiger Krech
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094870


Behind the “Glasgow effect”

Tackling social factors to save lives in India

A decade towards better health in Chile

Dealing with the big picture in Australia

Brazil calls for pact on social factors to improve health


Global mesothelioma deaths reported to the World Health Organization between 1994 and 2008
- Vanya Delgermaa et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.086678

Excess child mortality after discharge from hospital in Kilifi, Kenya: a retrospective cohort analysis
- Jennifer C Moïsi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.089235

Childhood and adult mortality from unintentional falls in India
- Jagnoor Jagnoor et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.086306

Risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among children in Greenland
- Bolette Søborg et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.084152

Preoperative visual acuity among cataract surgery patients and countries’ state of development: a global study
- Shaheen P Shah et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.080366

Health-care-associated infection in Africa: a systematic review
- Sepideh Bagheri Nejad et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.088179

Estimated global incidence of Japanese encephalitis: a systematic review
- Grant L Campbell et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.085233


Action on social determinants of health is essential to tackle noncommunicable diseases
- Kumanan Rasanathan & Rüdiger Krech
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094243