Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:313. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.000513

In the editorial section, Ruth M Warwick et al. (314) explain why a global coding system is needed to track medical products of human origin. Zafar Mirza et al. (315) describe a landmark study on public health, intellectual property and trade. In the news, Gary Humphreys (318–319) reports on changes in Gabon’s health insurance system and health economist Igor Sheiman (320–321) talks to Fiona Fleck about a new health financing model in the Russian Federation.


Breast is best

Sufang Guo et al. (322–331) show that the health of children in China depends on less bottle feeding.


Persistent risks

Ikuko Funatogawa et al. (332–340) analyse six decades of data on smoking patterns and lung cancer deaths.


Healthier children

Nayu Ikeda et al. (341–349) look for factors that have reduced child stunting.


Lessons from abroad

Anh T Trinh et al. (350–356) examine the use of episiotomy in Vietnamese women giving birth in Australia.


Treating HIV

James H McMahon et al. (377–385) collect the evidence for antiretroviral treatment.

Neonatal deaths in second pregnancies

Fengxiu Ouyang et al. (357–367) study the recurrence of neonatal deaths and stillbirths.

Limiting infectious spread

Kamran Khan et al. (368–376) model different strategies for screening airline travellers during a pandemic.

Organizing the health system

Jon Mark Hirshon et al. (386–388) make a case for better acute care services.