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.