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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Print version ISSN 0042-9686

Bull World Health Organ vol.87 n.12 Genebra Dec. 2009

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0042-96862009001200001 

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

 

 

In an editorial, Brodie Ramin (886) paints a grim picture of the effects of climate change on the urban poor.

In a second editorial, Gregor J Devine & Elena Ogusuku (887) call for more adaptable methods for monitoring insecticide resistance.

In one of his last interviews, the late John Crofton (894-895) talks about his seminal research into multidrug therapy for tuberculosis patients in the 1950s that laid the groundwork for the WHO-recommended tuberculosis treatment today.

 


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Public-private mix

Mireia Bes (892-893) reports from Valencia on a new model for managing public hospitals.

 

Is health care improving for children?

Anbrasi Edward et al. (940-949) assess the quality of health care for children aged less than 5 years.

 

Suicide: rural women reaching their limit

Cui Weiyuan (888-889) reports on the leading cause of death for young women.

 

Success in maternal health

Gao Yanqiu et al. (913-920) describe trends in improving maternal mortality rates.

 

Estimating schistosomiasis infection

Archie CA Clements et al. (921-929) find variations in rates within countries.

 

Treating children for cerebral malaria

Hmwe Hmwe Kyu & Eduardo Fernández (896-904) review the evidence on artemisinin derivatives versus quinine.

 

War on rabies

Patralekha Chatterjee (890-891) reports on the challenges of tackling this neglected disease.

 

Polio vaccine for newborns

JJ Rainey et al. (955-959) assess the feasibility of giving a birth-dose polio vaccination.

 

Private obstetric care for the poor

Amarjit Singh et al. (960-964) discuss the success of a public-private partnership scheme

 

Why do women chew tobacco?

Pramil N Singh et al. (905-912) study use among Khmer women.

 

When children swallow corrosive substances

Sandro Contini et al. (950-954) develop a system to manage oesophageal corrosive injuries.

 

Where did all the aid go?

Paolo Piva & Rebecca Dodd (930-939) examine how health aid has been spent over the past 10 years.