Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:317-317. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000511

Chad: Household surveys among nomadic people

Daniel Weibel et al. (385–389) discuss the challenges in obtaining reliable demographic data from nomadic pastoral communities.

Ghana: Counting births and deaths

Mawusi Afele (322–323) reports on how community volunteers and technology are helping to improve vital registration.

India: Collecting vital statistics

Prem Mony et al. (379–384) show how a voluntary initiative helped improve registration of births and deaths.

Kyrgyzstan: Too many road deaths

Viola Artikova et al. (345–351) analyse road crash statistics and suggest policy improvements.

Mexico/USA: Diabetes and tuberculosis links

Blanca I Restrepo et al. (352–359) find that people with diabetes are at higher risk of contracting tuberculosis than non-diabetics.

Thailand: Who benefits from medical tourism?

Anchana NaRanong & Viroj NaRanong (336–344) explore the impact of medical tourism on the Thai economy.

Zambia: Improving access to HIV tests

Stephanie M Topp et al. (328–335) describe the successful introduction of opt-out HIV testing in outpatient clinics.

Global: Thumbs up for compensation schemes

Clare Looker & Heath Kelly (371–378) review 19 no-fault compensation schemes for vaccine adverse events.

Global: Medical abortion outcomes

Thoai D Ngo et al. (360–370) compare home-based and clinic-based use of abortifacients.