Archives Disease in Childhood

 Highlights from this issue
It all depends where you disembark

Whimsical metaphor? Not intentionally. In the context of this (or any other month’s issue), the role of the column in guiding a reader to a station of disembarkation/paper is very important. This month’s issue is very strong on global health, endocrinology and infectious disease. None of the excellent papers I describe are difficult conceptually, all are practical and each rewarded reading. I know you will enjoy them too.

New WHO initiatives

Last month after both extensive and intensive consultations, WHO released a new set of standards aimed at improving child and adolescent health. These are centred on eight key areas, and though clinical aspects form one spoke, they take us a step beyond standard practice guidance in that central tenets are child and parent appropriateness, quality improvement and the psychological and environmental aspects of illness. Like the Millennium and Sustainable...