Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 91, Number 3, March 2013, 157-236


In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.000313


The sound of silence: missing the opportunity to save lives at birth
Jeffrey D Klausner
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118604

Global health diplomacy: five years on
Ilona Kickbusch & Mihály Kökény
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118596

Landmines and explosive remnants of war: a health threat not to be ignored
Antony Duttine & Elke Hottentot
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.118885


Public health round-up

New diagnostic test changes tuberculosis landscape

How Brazil joined the quest for a yellow fever vaccine


Increased paediatric hospitalizations for empyema in Australia after introduction of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Roxanne E Strachan, Thomas L Snelling & Adam Jaffé
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109231

Identifying high-risk areas for sporadic measles outbreaks: lessons from South Africa
Benn Sartorius, C Cohen, T Chirwa, G Ntshoe, A Puren & K Hofman
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.110726

Evaluation, in three provinces, of the introduction and impact of China’s National Essential Medicines Scheme
Yang Li, Cui Ying, Guo Sufang, Philippa Brant, Li Bin & David Hipgrave
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.097998

Timing of antiretroviral therapy in Cambodian hospital after diagnosis of tuberculosis: impact of revised WHO guidelines
Kimcheng Choun, Reaksmey Pe, Sopheak Thai, Natalie Lorent, Lutgarde Lynen & Johan van Griensven
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.111153

Emergency obstetric care in Mali: catastrophic spending and its impoverishing effects on households
Catherine Arsenault, Pierre Fournier, Aline Philibert, Koman Sissoko, Aliou Coulibaly, Caroline Tourigny, Mamadou Traoré & Alexandre Dumont
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108969


Untreated maternal syphilis and adverse outcomes of pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Gabriela B Gomez, Mary L Kamb, Lori M Newman, Jennifer Mark, Nathalie Broutet & Sarah J Hawkes
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.107623


Private sector contributions and their effect on physician emigration in the developing world
Lawrence C Loh, Cesar Ugarte-Gil & Kwame Darko
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.110791


The underreporting of landmine and explosive remnants of war injuries in Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam
Jo Durham, Peter S Hill & Damian Hoy
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.110411