In this month's Bulletin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012;90:633-633. doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.000912
In the first editorial, Jeffrey V Lazarus & Jens D Lundgren (634) say HIV testing in Europe should be expanded. In the second, Sheila Isanaka et al. (635) suggest ways of controlling childhood diarrhoea. Jane Parry (638–639) reports on how animal husbandry methods have changed in the wake of avian influenza and Ben Jones interviews Jeffrey Wigand (640–641) to discuss why he’s at the forefront of efforts to stop young people using tobacco products.
Antiretroviral therapy guidelines
Elke Konings et al. (659–663) see a rise in the number of patients on antiretroviral therapy following the adoption of WHO guidelines.
Male circumcision programmes
Zebedee Mwandi et al. (642–651) look at the relationship between circumcision and infection with the HIV virus.
Rebecca Marie Coulborn et al. (705–711) explore the feasibility of using teleradiology to improve screening.
Infant HIV diagnosis
Queen Dube et al. (699–704) assess the experiences and challenges of implementing infant HIV diagnosis.
Catastrophic health expenditure
Ye Li at al. (664–671) examine what effect universal health insurance has had on the risk of poverty from medical expenses.
Evolution of HIV testing
R Baggaley et al. (652–658) track the evolution of HIV testing and counselling across the African continent.
Africa & Asia
Health insurance impact
Ernst Spaan et al. (685–692) evaluate the impact health insurance has had on quality of care and other factors in a systematic review.
Challenging a dogma
Kristian Ängeby et al. (693–698) look at ways of testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Barbara A Willey et al. (672–684) discuss possible strategies for delivering insecticide-treated nets at scale for malaria control.
Woman and abortion guidelines
Mahmoud F Fathalla & Rebecca J Cook (712) discuss the implications for women of WHO's new abortion guidelines.