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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Print version ISSN 0042-9686

Bull World Health Organ vol.86 n.9 Genebra Sep. 2008 



WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume



This month's cover shows a classic public health poster on tuberculosis, a subject covered by several items in this issue. In an editorial, Suzanne Hill et al. (658) discuss the need for further research into tuberculosis treatment for children. In an interview, Brigitte Gicquel (667–668), from the Pasteur Institute, explains why tuberculosis is such a difficult disease to research and treat. Jose I Figueroa-Munoz & Pilar Ramon-Pardo (733–735) discuss some of the challenges of dealing with tuberculosis among deprived communities within wealthier environments.

Call for papers: Jai P Narain & Naman K Shah (660) invite contributions to the Bulletin theme issue on communicable diseases in south-east Asia. The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2009.


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History of the Bulletin

Brigit Ramsingh (665–666) continues the story of our journal in this second instalment of our three-part series.


Diarrhoea in developing countries

Cynthia Boschi-Pinto et al. (710–717) estimate child mortality due to diarrhoea using methods designed for countries that lack good quality data.


International suicide patterns

Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross et al. (726–732) provide the first comprehensive overview of the patterns of suicide methods used around the world.