In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:161-161. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000311
In an editorial, Vikram S Pathania (162) calls for more research into why women take up smoking. In a second editorial, Mussa Rahbari & Nuh N Rahbari (163) discuss the compassionate use of medicines in Europe. In an interview, Lucica Ditiu (170–171), newly appointed executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, spoke to Sarah Cumberland about the many challenges of dealing with tuberculosis.
Colombia, England, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mexico, Scotland, Thailand & the United States of America: Managing diabetes
Emmanuela Gakidou et al. (172–183) explore the inequalities in diabetes care in seven countries.
China: Caring for family members with dementia
Jane Parry and Cui Weiyuan (166–167) report on how dementia is starting to receive recognition at last.
China: Coordinating HIV/AIDS
Zunyou Wu et al. (227–233) describe how multiple domestic and foreign HIV/AIDS projects became a national programme.
Chile & India: Wanted: political will
Patralekha Chatterjee and Fiona Fleck (168–169) report on antimicrobial resistance and how governments can combat this global threat.
Pakistan: After the floods
Haider Warraich et al. (236–237) discuss the health challenges caused by the floods of 2010.
Papua New Guinea: Malaria in children
Wendy A Davis et al. (211–220) compare the cost of antimalarial treatment regimens for children.
Swaziland: Girls at risk
Matthew J Breiding et al. (203–210) study the risk factors for sexual violence.
United States of America: Military surveillance
Matthew Johns et al. (234-235) discuss H1N1 reporting for American military personnel posted overseas.
Global: More freedom to smoke?
Sara C Hitchman & Geoffrey T Fong (195–202) investigate the link between women’s empowerment and increased smoking.
Global: Shortage of mental health workers
Tim A Bruckner et al. (184–194) estimate the mental health workforce gap in low- and middle-income countries.
Global: Classifying injuries
Shinji Nakahara & Junichiro Yokota (238–240) suggest changing the way injuries are counted.
Global: Stretching the vaccine supply
JK Hickling et al. (221–226) propose intradermal delivery to make the most of scarce vaccines.