In this month's Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012;90:77-77. doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.000212
In an editorial, A Matteelli at al. (78) examine the global picture for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, as reported by Matteo Zignol et al. (111–119) in the research section. Judith Bueno de Mesquita & Eszter Kismödi (79) comment on a maternal mortality case ruling in Brazil. Gary Humphreys (82–83) reports on the challenges posed by population ageing for many countries. Sarah Cumberland interviews Adrienne Germain (86–87) about the shift in reproductive health from population control to human rights.
Felicity Thompson (84–85) talks to the country’s only obstetric fistula surgeon and reports on a global campaign that is gathering momentum.
The threat of tropical storms
Ubydul Haque et al. (150–156) discuss strategies to reduce death and disease caused by cyclones.
Ranking risk factors
Nick Wilson et al. (88–96) explore an approach for getting the best value for money in prevention of chronic diseases.
A long way to deliver
Kayli Wild et al. (97–103) discuss how maternity waiting homes have affected the use of birthing services in two rural areas.
Baby and mother doing well
Dale Huntington et al. (104–110) study how maternal health outcomes were improved in the Philippines.
Amitabh B Suthar et al. (128–138) review research on cotrimoxazole and mortality in HIV-infected adults.
Matteo Zignol et al. (111–119) present a global update of drug-resistant tuberculosis for the years 2007–2010.
Female genital cutting
Heather L Sipsma et al. (120–127) examine the factors that influence this practice in western Africa.
What causes baby blues?
Jane Fisher et al. (139–149) review the causes of peripartum depression and anxiety.