In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:469-469. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000711
In an editorial, Charles R Penn (470) discusses how the World Health Organization has been working to improve its pandemic preparedness since the H1N1 2009 pandemic. A second editorial by Devi Sridhar et al. (471) outlines expectations for the United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases.
Bangladesh: Deep wells and diarrhoea
V Escamilla et al. (521–527) find that drinking water from deep tube wells reduces arsenic exposure as well as diarrhoea in children.
Brazil: Getting tough on drinking and driving
Claudia Jurberg (474–475) reports on efforts to enforce drink-driving laws.
Brazil: Improving child nutrition
Rômulo Paes-Sousa et al. (496–503) examine the link between government social programmes and nutritional outcomes.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Treating severe malaria
Yoel Lubell et al. (504–512) research the cost-effectiveness of parenteral artesunate for treating children.
Thailand: Child immunization and migrants
Sara Canavati et al. (528–531) identify and tackle barriers to immunization among children of migrants.
Global: Getting ready for a dengue vaccine
Gozde Zorlu and Fiona Fleck (476–477) report on the delivery strategies for a new dengue vaccine.
Global: Predicting global health
Barry B Hughes et al. (478–486) develop future global health scenarios that include economic and social development markers.
Global: Leprosy trends
Catharina J Alberts et al. (487–495) assess the potential effect of the WHO global leprosy strategy in Brazil, China, India and Thailand.
Global: Severe HIV infection in children
Nicolas Grundmann et al. (513–520) develop a model to best identify HIV-infected children who require antiretroviral therapy.
Global: Round table discussion on defining pandemic influenza
Peter Doshi (532–538) discusses the definition of pandemic influenza and how this affected the response to the H1N1 outbreak. Daniel J Barnett (539), Luc Bonneux & Wim Van Damme (539–540), Heath Kelly (540–541), Nicholas F Phin (541–542) and Angus Nicoll (542–544) debate this issue.