Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:1-1. doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.000113

In this issue, the Go4Health group (2) put forward a vision for universal health coverage. Kavitha Kolappa et al. (3) explain why mental illness should be included in the global response to noncommunicable disease. Ajanthy Arasaratnam & Gary Humphreys (6–7) report on progress in designing medical devices specifically for use in low- and middle-income settings. Fiona Fleck interviews James Heilman (8–9) on Wikipedia’s attempts to create free but reliable health information online.


Measuring the effects of vitamin A

Lisa Hurt et al (19–27) report cause-specific mortality from a large trial of vitamin A supplementation.


Saving lives and money

Anna García-Altés et al. (28–35) assess the economic impact of road safety policies.


More than a bad cough

Alena Skrahina et al. (36–45) detect drug resistant tuberculosis and its risk factors.

South Africa

Stopping vertical transmission

Peter Barron et al. (64–69) describe efforts to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV.


Primary health care provision

Yan Ding et al. (70–74) study village health services in two provinces


Setting the research agenda

Michelle J Hindin et al. (10–18) establish research priorities for adolescent health.

Treating mothers and children

Amitabh B Suthar et al. (46–56) review the evidence on HIV treatment in mother and baby clinics.

Global markets and balanced meals

Anne Marie Thow et al. (57–63) describe how to increase the supply of fruit and vegetables.

The right wrapping

Osman David Mansoor et al. (75–78) explain why the packaging of vaccines is critical to delivery.