Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 91, Number 6, June 2013, 389-464


In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.000613


Why are we failing to promote physical activity globally?
Philipe de Souto Barreto
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.120790

Independent drug bulletins to promote the prescription of appropriate drugs: a necessary but difficult task
Bernard Burnand
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.122762


Public health round-up

Syrians flee violence and disrupted health services to Jordan

Lessons from Fukushima: scientists need to communicate better


Breastfeeding policy: a globally comparative analysis
Jody Heymann, Amy Raub & Alison Earle
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109363

Public sector services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection: a micro-costing survey in Namibia and Rwanda
Hapsatou Touré, Martine Audibert, Patricia Doughty, Landry Tsague, Placidie Mugwaneza, Elevanie Nyankesha, Steve Okokwu, Cedric Limbo, Makan Coulibaly, Virginie Ettiègne-Traoré, Chewe Luo, Francois Dabis & for the PMTCT Costing Multi-country Team
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113639

Use of data from registered clinical trials to identify gaps in health research and development
Roderik F Viergever, Robert F Terry & Ghassan Karam
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.114454

Improved neonatal survival after participatory learning and action with women’s groups: a prospective study in rural eastern India
Swati Sarbani Roy, Rajendra Mahapatra, Shibanand Rath, Aparna Bajpai, Vijay Singh, Suchitra Rath, Nirmala Nair, Prasanta Tripathy, Raj Kumar Gope, Rajesh Sinha, Anthony Costello, Christina Pagel & Audrey Prost
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.105171

The cost of type 1 diabetes: a nationwide multicentre study in Brazil
Roberta Arnoldi Cobas, Marcos Bosi Ferraz, Alessandra Saldanha de Mattos Matheus, Lucianne Righeti Monteiro Tannus, Carlos Antonio Negrato, Luiz Antonio de Araujo, Sergio Atala Dib, Marilia Brito Gomes & for the Brazilian Type 1 Diabetes Study Group
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.110387

External quality assessment of Giemsa-stained blood film microscopy for the diagnosis of malaria and sleeping sickness in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Pierre Mukadi, Philippe Gillet, Albert Lukuka, Benjamin Atua, Nicole Sheshe, Albert Kanza, Jean Bosco Mayunda, Briston Mongita, Raphaël Senga, John Ngoyi, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Jan Jacobs & Veerle Lejon
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.112706

Self-reported illness and household strategies for coping with health-care payments in Bangladesh
Md Mizanur Rahman, Stuart Gilmour, Eiko Saito, Papia Sultana & Kenji Shibuya
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.115428


Birth registration and access to health care: an assessment of Ghana’s campaign success
Sonja Fagernäs & Joyce Odame
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.111351