In this month’s Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:621-621. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000911
In an editorial, Amal Shafik & Bart Criel (622) consider whether community-based insurance schemes remain true to their purpose. In a second editorial, Manabu Yamazaki et al. (623) discuss the immediate and long-term psychosocial response to the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda (630–631), general secretary of the World YWCA, explains how she advocates for women's health in an interview with Sarah Cumberland.
United Republic of Tanzania
Stick to the treatment
Jossy van den Boogaard et el. (632–639) find good results from an electronic monitoring programme for tuberculosis treatment.
South Africa & United Republic of Tanzania
Which tests for typhoid?
Karen H Keddy et al. (640–647) evaluate rapid antibody tests for typhoid fever.
Preventing heart disease
Patricia Karen A Abanilla et al. (648–656) consider whether faith-based organizations can deliver cardiovascular disease prevention programmes.
Caution for induced labour
Gláucia Virginia Guerra et al. (657–665) compare outcomes of elective induction and spontaneous labour.
Helen E Quinn & Peter B McIntyre (666–674) study the impact of different pertussis immunization schedules for adolescents.
A wider world of books
Lynn Itani (626–627) reports on how technology is opening up the world of information to people with visual impairments.
Choices for cervical cancer
Débora Miranda (628–629) reports on screening options for cervical cancer in developing countries.
Lenesha Warrener et al. (675–682) evaluate a new point-of-care test for measles diagnosis.
Studying what works
Geoff Royston (683–688) considers ways to apply operational research and management science to health systems.
Women in prison
Brenda J van den Bergh et al. (689–694) highlight the neglect of women’s health in prisons.
Financing reforms debated
Megan Ireland et al. (695–698) question the use of performance-based financing in health reform. Paulin Basinga et al. (698–699), Jean Macq & Jean-Christophe Chiem (699–700) and Robert Anthony Soeters & Piet Vroeg (700) present their views.