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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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Table of contents
Bull World Health Organ vol.78 n.8 Genebra Aug. 2000

In This Month's Bulletin

 ·  Eliminating measles - no quick fix
Gay, Nigel J.

 ·  Pattern of susceptibility to measles in Italy
Salmaso, Stefania; Gabutti, Giovanni; Rota, Maria Cristina; Giordano, Cristina; Penna, Cleonice; Mandolini, Donatella; Crovari, Pietro; Serological Study Group

 ·  Unsafe injections and the transmission of hepatitis B and C in a periurban community in Pakistan
Khan, Aamir J.; Luby, Stephen P.; Fikree, Fariyal; Karim, Anita; Obaid, Saima; Dellawala, Salima; Mirza, Shaper; Malik, Tariq; Fisher-Hoch, Sue; McCormick, Joseph B.

 ·  Low-cost technology for screening uterine cervical cancer
Parashari, Aditya; Singh, Veena; Sehgal, Ashok; Satyanarayana, Labani; Sodhani, Pushpa; Gupta, Madan M.

 ·  American cutaneous leishmaniasis: use of a skin test as a predictor of relapse after treatment
Passos, Valéria M.A.; Barreto, Sandhi M.; Romanha, Alvaro J.; Krettli, Antoniana U.; Volpini, Ângela C.; Costa, Maria Fernanda F. Lima e

 ·  Validation of spot-testing kits to determine iodine content in salt
Pandav, Chandrakant S.; Arora, Narendra K.; Krishnan, Anand; Sankar, Rajan; Pandav, Smita; Karmarkar, Madhu G.

 Policy and Practice
 ·  A critical examination of summary measures of population health
Murray, Christopher J.L.; Salomon, Joshua A.; Mathers, Colin

 ·  Why aircraft disinsection?
Gratz, Norman G.; Steffen, Robert; Cocksedge, William

 ·  Through Mintzberg’s glasses: a fresh look at the organization of ministries of health
Unger, Jean-Pierre; Macq, Jean; Bredo, François; Boelaert, Marleen

 ·  New contraceptive eligibility checklists for provision of combined oral contraceptives and depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate in community-based programmes
Stang, Amanda; Schwingl, Pamela; Rivera, Roberto

 ·  Resource allocation and budgetary mechanisms for decentralized health systems: experiences from Balochistan, Pakistan
Green, Andrew; Ali, B.; Naeem, A.; Ross, D.

 ·  Antiretroviral interventions to reduce mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus: challenges for health systems, communities and society
Baggaley, Rachel; van Praag, Eric

 ·  Use of business planning methods to monitor global health budgets in Turkmenistan
Ensor, Tim; Amannyazova, Bakhtigul

 ·  Overlooked opportunities for investing in health research and development
Fraser, David W.

 ·  Florida court awards US$ 145 billion in damages against US tobacco companies
Charatan, Fred

 ·  Up to one third of malaria deaths in Africa occur in countries affected by complex emergencies
Whyte, Barry

 ·  Deficiencies in immunization campaigns highlighted in new UNICEF report
Gottlieb, Scott

 ·  More than 13 000 reported ill in Japan after drinking milk products
Watts, Jonathan

 Books & Electronic Media
 ·  The world health report 2000 - Health systems: improving performance
Reinhardt, Uwe E.; Cheng, Tsung-mei

 ·  Abortion in the developing world
Lee, Ellie

 ·  Health equity gauges
Evans, Timothy; Wirth, Meg; Vega, Jeannette