Bulletin of the World Health Organization

In this month’s Bulletin

Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014;92:545. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.000814

This month, the Bulletin’s focus is on climate change and health. In editorials, Maria Neira (546) announces the first WHO conference on the subject and Robert Yates (547) proposes that governments should reconsider fuel subsidies in the context of mitigating climate change.

Gary Humphreys (551‒552) reports on how policy-makers are reframing climate change in terms of its effects on human health and Fiona Fleck interviews Marit Viktoria Pettersen (553‒554), climate negotiator for Norway. In a third editorial, Tricia Petruney et al. (548) explain why family planning should be included when setting development goals.


Linking growth of the economy to growth of children

Xin-Nan Zong & Hui Li (555‒564) track 35 years of economic indicators and children’s height and weight data.


Is the water safe to drink?

Christine Marie George et al. (565‒572) measure arsenic concentrations in water.


Curing that cough

Tan Eang Mao et al. (573‒581) track changes in tuberculosis prevalence.


Preventing vertical transmission

Benjamin H Chi et al. (582‒592) evaluate efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus.


Reducing hospital stays for herpes zoster

Anita E Heywood et al. (593‒604) analyse the impact of a varicella vaccination programme.

Argentina, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Pakistan & Zambia

Fatal outcomes of pregnancy

Sarah Saleem et al. (605‒612) track maternal and neonatal deaths.


Not so fast

Betina Durovni et al. (613‒617) share lessons learnt when introducing a new test for tuberculosis.


Men’s health should count too

Peter Baker et al. (618–620) make the case for revising global health equity goals.