Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 90, Number 3, March 2012, 157-244

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

In this month's Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.000312

EDITORIALS

Shortages of medicines: a complex global challenge
- Andy Gray & Henri R Manasse
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.101303

Treatment of opioid dependence: a call for papers
- Zunyou Wu & Nicolas Clark
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.101881

NEWS

Connecting and caring: innovations for healthy ageing

Awareness is the first step in battle against breast cancer

Don’t let torture victims fall through the cracks

RESEARCH

Elimination of paediatric HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: large-scale assessment of interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission
- Christiane Horwood et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.092056

Improving public health information: a data quality intervention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- W Mphatswe et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.092759

Community case management of childhood illnesses: policy and implementation in Countdown to 2015 countries
- Alexandra de Sousa et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.093989

External quality assessment of national public health laboratories in Africa, 2002–2009
- John Frean et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.091876

Birth attendants as perinatal verbal autopsy respondents in low- and middle-income countries: a viable alternative?
- C Engmann et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.092452

The global burden of cholera
- Mohammad Ali et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.093427

Practical measurement of affordability: an application to medicines
- LM Niëns et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.10.084087

Accounting for water quality in monitoring access to safe drinking-water as part of the Millennium Development Goals: lessons from five countries
- Rob ES Bain et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094284

PERSPECTIVES

Putting the priorities first: medicines for maternal and child health
- Suzanne R Hill
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.088658

Surgical epidemiology: a call for action
- Amardeep Thind et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.093732

Ethical tensions in dealing with noncommunicable diseases globally
- Sridhar Venkatapuram et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.094789

Reinforcing cholera intervention through prediction-aided prevention
- Ali S Akanda et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.092189