Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 90, Number 12, December 2012, 869-944


In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.001212


A framework convention on global health: a catalyst for justice
Michel Sidibé & Kent Buse
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.114371

Phenobarbital: missing in action
Neshan B Ilangaratne, Nilanka N Mannakkara, Gail S Bell & Josemir W Sander
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113183


Public health round-up

Reaching teenagers with three-times jab is a first for most countries


Lead exposure from soil in Peruvian mining towns: a national assessment supported by two contrasting examples
Alexander van Geen, Carolina Bravo, Vladimir Gil, Shaky Sherpa & Darby Jack
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.106419

Mid-upper arm circumference at age of routine infant vaccination to identify infants at elevated risk of death: a retrospective cohort study in the Gambia
Martha K Mwangome, Greg Fegan, Tony Fulford, Andrew M Prentice & James A Berkley
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109009

Monitoring antimalarial drug resistance in India via sentinel sites: outcomes and risk factors for treatment failure, 2009–2010
Neelima Mishra, Jai Prakash Narayan Singh, Bina Srivastava, Usha Arora, Naman K Shah, SK Ghosh, RM Bhatt, SK Sharma, MK Das, Ashwani Kumar, Anupkumar R Anvikar, Kamlesh Kaitholia, Ruchi Gupta, GS Sonal, AC Dhariwal & Neena Valecha
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109124


Antibiotics Smart Use: a workable model for promoting the rational use of medicines in Thailand
Nithima Sumpradit, Pisonthi Chongtrakul, Kunyada Anuwong, Somying Pumtong, Kedsenee Kongsomboon, Parichart Butdeemee, Jurairat Khonglormyati, Santi Chomyong, Parnuchote Tongyoung, Suraphol Losiriwat, Piyanooch Seesuk, Pongthep Suwanwaree & Viroj Tangcharoensathien
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.105445

Low-cost tools for diagnosing and monitoring HIV infection in low-resource settings
Grace Wu & Muhammad H Zaman
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.102780

Country adaptation of the 2010 World Health Organization recommendations for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Elena Ghanotakis, Lior Miller & Allison Spensley
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.102210

Systematic archiving and access to health research data: rationale, current status and way forward
Manju Rani & Brian S Buckley
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.105908


Cost–effectiveness analysis of pandemic influenza preparedness: what’s missing?
Tom L Drake, Zaid Chalabi & Richard Coker
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109025


doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.101212