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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Print version ISSN 0042-9686

Bull World Health Organ vol.90 n.3 Genebra Mar. 2012 




In an editorial, Andy Gray & Henri R Manasse Jr (158) discuss the challenges of dealing with global shortages of essential medicines. Zunyou Wu & Nicolas Clark (159) call for papers for a Bulletin theme issue on treatment of opioid dependence. In an interview, Erik Holst (166-167) spoke to Fiona Fleck about the role of doctors and health systems in the rehabilitation of victims of torture.


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Community workers and children

Alexandra de Sousa et al. (183-190) survey 68 countries about community case management of childhood illnesses.


Medicine affordability

LM Niëns et al. (219-227) illustrate a new approach to measuring the affordability of medicines in developing countries.


From commitment to action

Sridhar Venkatapuram et al. (241-242) discuss the ethical dilemmas of setting priorities for dealing with noncommunicable diseases.


When a baby dies

C Engmann et al. (200-208) assess the feasibility of using birth attendants instead of bereaved mothers as verbal autopsy respondents.


Child-size medicines

Suzanne R Hill (236-238) lists the medicines that are needed in more child-friendly forms.


Preventing cholera

Ali S Akanda et al. (243-244) propose that a climate-based warning system could help identify populations at higher risk for cholera.


Global burden of cholera

Mohammad Ali et al. (209-218) estimate the global burden of cholera.


Surgical epidemiology

Amardeep Thind et al. (239-240) call for epidemiologists and surgeons to develop a set of common definitions for surgical epidemiology.