In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:853-853. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.001211
In editorials this month, Peter S Hill et al. (854) discuss the changing scene of global development aid and Philipp du Cros et al. (855) highlight the lack of services for children with tuberculosis.
In the news section , Fiona Fleck & Theresa Braine (860–861) report on how animal and human health experts work together to avert disease outbreaks. Ben Jones & Amy Jing (858–859) report on efforts to tackle health-care fraud around the world. In an interview, former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik (862–863) talks about his personal experience of mental illness.
Polycarp Mogeni et al. (900–906) assess methods of identifying children with severe acute malnutrition.
A survey of food security
Demetre Labadarios et al. (891–899) find that many children in low-income households do not eat a sufficient variety of foods.
Aid policies affect abortion rates
Eran Bendavid et al. (873–880) explore a link between American aid policies and abortion rates in developing countries.
Wealth and health
Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor et al. (881–890) measure wealth-related inequalities in health-care coverage in 28 countries.
Building markets for vaccines
Tania Cernuschi et al. (913–918) describe the challenges of designing an advance market commitment for pneumococcal vaccines.
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
David W Denning et al. (864–872) estimate the global burden of this fungal infection that is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis.
Pitfalls of randomization
Mike English et al. (907–912) say researchers should not rely only on randomized controlled trials when evaluating health system interventions.
Flawed statistics on sexual violence
Tia Palermo & Amber Peterman (924–926) call for better estimates of the frequency of sexual violence during war.
Why do workers leave?
Lungiswa Nkonki et al. (919–923) discuss a lack of research on lay health worker attrition.