Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 91, Number 5, May 2013, 313-388


In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.000513


Globally consistent coding systems for medical products of human origin
- Ruth M Warwick, Jeremy Chapman, Timothy L Pruett & Haibo Wang
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.116988

Policy coherence for improved medical innovation and access
- Zafar Mirza, Anatole Krattiger, Antony Taubman, Hans Georg Bartels, Peter Beyer, Roger Kampf & Jayashree Watal
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.122705


Public health round-up

Gabon gets everyone under one social health insurance roof

Rocky road from the Semashko to a new health model


Breastfeeding rates in central and western China in 2010: implications for child and population health
- Sufang Guo, Xulan Fu, Robert W Scherpbier, Yan Wang, Hong Zhou, Xiaoli Wang & David B Hipgrave
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.111310

Trends in smoking and lung cancer mortality in Japan, by birth cohort, 1949–2010
- Ikuko Funatogawa, Takashi Funatogawa & Eiji Yano
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108092

Determinants of reduced child stunting in Cambodia: analysis of pooled data from three Demographic and Health Surveys
- Nayu Ikeda, Yuki Irie & Kenji Shibuya
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.113381

Episiotomy rate in Vietnamese-born women in Australia: support for a change in obstetric practice in Viet Nam
- Anh T Trinh, Amina Khambalia, Amanda Ampt, Jonathan M Morris & Christine L Roberts
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.114314

Recurrence of adverse perinatal outcomes in developing countries
- Fengxiu Ouyang, Jun Zhang, Ana Pilar Betrán, Zujing Yang, João Paulo Souza & Mario Merialdi
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.111021

Entry and exit screening of airline travellers during the A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic: a retrospective evaluation
- Kamran Khan, Rose Eckhardt, John S Brownstein, Raza Naqvi, Wei Hu, David Kossowsky, David Scales, Julien Arino, Michael MacDonald, Jun Wang, Jennifer Sears & Martin S Cetron
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.114777


Viral suppression after 12 months of antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
- James H McMahon, Julian H Elliott, Silvia Bertagnolio, Rachel Kubiak & Michael R Jordan
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.112946


Health systems and services: the role of acute care
- Jon Mark Hirshon, Nicholas Risko, Emilie JB Calvello, Sarah Stewart de Ramirez, Mayur Narayan, Christian Theodosis, Joseph O’Neill & for the Acute Care Research Collaborative at the University of Maryland Global Health Initiative
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.112664