In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:393-393. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000611
In an editorial, Antoine Geissbuhler & Najeeb Al Shorbaji (394) call for papers for a theme issue on e-health. A second editorial by Jin Yung Bae et al. (395) discusses the importance of surgical care as a public health intervention.
In an interview, Regina Rabinovich (400–401), from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks about the challenges and successes of working in global public health.
Burkina Faso: HIV treatment in children
Boubacar Nacro et al. (451–458) report the results of a trial of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
China: Trends in hospital births
Xing Lin Feng et al. (432–441) find almost all Chinese women give birth in hospitals, except in the poorest rural region.
South Africa: Dashed hopes, damaged lives
Alicestine October (398–399) reports on the growing awareness of the effects of heavy drinking during pregnancy.
Spain: Improving road safety
Ana M Novoa et al. (422–431) find a reduction in road accidents when risky traffic behaviour is criminalized.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Anaemia and the environment
Ricardo J Soares Magalhães & Archie CA Clements (459–468) study the factors that cause anaemia in preschool-age children.
Global: Micronutrients in pregnancy
Kosuke Kawai et al. (402–411) research the effect of maternal micronutrient supplementation on pregnancy outcomes.
Global: Empty pharmacy shelves
Alexandra Cameron et al. (412–421) study medicine supply gaps in developing countries.
Global: Developing HIV guidelines
Anja De Weggheleire et al. (442–450) assess national HIV guidelines in the eastern Mediterranean.