Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 90, Number 11, November 2012, 793-868


In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.001112


Legalization as an institutional choice in the context of research and development
Benn McGrady
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113688

Towards a new model for pharmaceutical research
Carlos M Correa
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113712

Balancing options for health research and development
James Love
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113886

Putting health policy and systems research on the map
Abdul Ghaffar, Nhan Tran, Marie-Paule Kieny & Carissa Etienne
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113118


Public health round-up

New era for organ donation and transplant in China


Performance of case definitions used for influenza surveillance among hospitalized patients in a rural area of India
Siddhivinayak Hirve, Mandeep Chadha, Pallavi Lele, Kathryn E Lafond, Avinash Deoshatwar, Somnath Sambhudas, Sanjay Juvekar, Anthony Mounts, Fatimah Dawood, Renu Lal & Akhilesh Mishra
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108837

Economic evaluation of a task-shifting intervention for common mental disorders in India
Christine Buttorff, Rebecca S Hock, Helen A Weiss, Smita Naik, Ricardo Araya, Betty R Kirkwood, Daniel Chisholm & Vikram Patel
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.104133

Parental perceptions surrounding polio and self-reported non-participation in polio supplementary immunization activities in Karachi, Pakistan: a mixed methods study
Asif Raza Khowaja, Sher Ali Khan, Naveeda Nizam, Saad Bin Omer & Anita Zaidi
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.106260


Understanding the modes of transmission model of new HIV infection and its use in prevention planning
Kelsey K Case, Peter D Ghys, Eleanor Gouws, Jeffrey W Eaton, Annick Borquez, John Stover, Paloma Cuchi, Laith J Abu-Raddad, Geoffrey P Garnett, Timothy B Hallett & on behalf of the HIV Modelling Consortium
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.102574

Arsenic in tube well water in Bangladesh: health and economic impacts and implications for arsenic mitigation
Sara V Flanagan, Richard B Johnston & Yan Zheng
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.101253

Use of evidence to support healthy public policy: a policy effectiveness–feasibility loop
Sarah Bowman, Nigel Unwin, Julia Critchley, Simon Capewell, Abdullatif Husseini, Wasim Maziak, Shahaduz Zaman, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Fouad Fouad, Peter Phillimore, Belgin Unal, Rana Khatib, Azza Shoaibi & Balsam Ahmad
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.104968

Assessing implementation mechanisms for an international agreement on research and development for health products
Steven J Hoffman & John-Arne Røttingen
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109827


Decision-making on malaria vaccine introduction: the role of cost–effectiveness analyses
Vasee S Moorthy, Raymond Hutubessy, Robert D Newman & Joachim Hombach
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.107482

Anything goes on the path to universal health coverage? No.
Joseph Kutzin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113654