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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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Bull World Health Organ vol.78 no.11 Genebra Nov. 2000

In this month's Bulletin

 ·  Gambiense sleeping sickness: re-emerging and soon untreatable?
Van Nieuwenhove, Simon

 ·  Short-course eflornithine in Gambian trypanosomiasis: a multicentre randomized controlled trial
Pépin, Jacques; Khonde, Nzambi; Maiso, Faustine; Doua, Félix; Jaffar, Shabbar; Ngampo, Stéphane; Mpia, Bokelo; Mbulamberi, Dawson; Kuzoe, Felix

 ·  Associations between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular risk factors in an urban population in China
Yu, Zhijie; Nissinen, Aulikki; Vartiainen, Erkki; Song, Guide; Guo, Zeyu; Zheng, Gengwen; Tuomilehto, Jaakko; Tian, Huiguang

 ·  Epidemiology of smoking among Kuwaiti adults: prevalence, characteristics, and attitudes
Memon, Anjum; Moody, Philip M; Sugathan, Thattaruparambil N.; el-Gerges, Najwa; al-Bustan, Mahmoud; al-Shatti, Ahmed; al-Jazzaf, Hussain

 ·  Association of diarrhoea and upper respiratory infections with weight and height gains in Bangladeshi children aged 5 to 11 years
Torres, Alberto M.; Peterson, Karen E.; Souza, Ana Cristina T. de; Orav, E. John; Hughes, Michael; Chen, Lincoln C.

 ·  Use of existing data for public health planning: a study of the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and core antibody in Al Ain Medical District, United Arab Emirates
Al-Owais, A.; Al-Suwaidi, K.; Amiri, N.; Carter, A.O.; Hossain, M.M; Sheek-Hussein, M.M.

 ·  Epidemiology of paediatric surgical admissions to a government referral hospital in the Gambia
Bickler, Stephen W.; Sanno-Duanda, Boto

 ·  Improving stroke outcome: the benefits of increasing availability of technology
Heller, Richard F.; Langhorne, Peter; James, Erica

 Policy & Practice
 ·  Information systems: the key to evidence-based health practice
Rodrigues, Roberto J.

 ·  Malaria in the United Republic of Tanzania: cultural considerations and health-seeking behaviour
Oberländer, Lars; Elverdan, Beth

 ·  Impediments to global surveillance of infectious diseases: consequences of open reporting in a global economy
Cash, Richard A.; Narasimhan, Vasant

 ·  Eradication of helminthic infections may be essential for successful vaccination against HIV and tuberculosis
Borkow, Gadi; Bentwich, Zvi

 ·  Progress made in reducing the number of landmines worldwide
Kingman, Sharon

 ·  Simple low-cost test for drug-resistant tuberculosis
Toma, Tudor

 ·  Women show increased susceptibility to malaria infection before and after giving birth
Dobson, Roger

 ·  Outdoor air pollution has a large impact on public health
Toma, Tudor

 Books & Electronic Media
 ·  Individual quality of life: approaches to conceptualization and assessment
O’Connell, Kate

 ·  The alarming ‘‘gender gap’’
Satpathy, R.; Mishra, Saroj K.

 ·  The completion of the human genome nucleotide sequence raises privacy concerns
Bao-Hong, Zhang