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Table of contents
Bull World Health Organ vol.79 n.3 Genebra Jan. 2001

In this month’s Bulletin

 ·  Is estimating maternal mortality useful?
Buekens, Pierre

 ·  Blindness: a global priority for the twenty-first century
Cunningham Jr, Emmett T.; Lietman, Thomas M.; Whitcher, John P.

 ·  An epidemic of blindness: a consequence of improved HIV care?
Guex-Crosier, Yan; Telenti, Amalio

 ·  Estimates of maternal mortality for 1995
Hill, Kenneth; AbouZahr, Carla; Wardlaw, Tessa

 ·  Comparison of two azithromycin distribution strategies for controlling trachoma in Nepal
Holm, Susan Osaki; Jha, Hem C.; Bhatta, Ramesh C.; Chaudhary, J.S.P.; Thapa, B.B.; Davis, Dale; Pokhrel, Ram Prasad; Yinghui, Miao; Zegans, Michael; Schachter, Julius; Frick, Kevin D.; Tapert, Lisa; Lietman, Thomas M.

 ·  Cost-effectiveness of trachoma control measures: comparing targeted household treatment and mass treatment of children
Frick, Kevin D.; Lietman, Thomas M.; Holm, Susan Osaki; Jha, Hem C.; Chaudhary, J.S.P.; Bhatta, Ramesh C.

 Public Health Reviews
 ·  HIV/AIDS and blindness
Kestelyn, Philippe G.; Cunningham Jr, Emmett T.

 ·  Corneal blindness: a global perspective
Whitcher, John P.; Srinivasan, M.; Upadhyay, Madan P.

 Policy and Practice
 ·  Blindness prevention programmes: past, present, and future
Resnikoff, Serge; Pararajasegaram, Ramachandra

 ·  Childhood blindness in the context of VISION 2020: the right to sight
Gilbert, Clare; Foster, Allen

 ·  The SAFE strategy for the elimination of trachoma by 2020: will it work?
Bailey, Robin; Lietman, Tom

 ·  Refractive error blindness
Dandona, Rakhi; Dandona, Lalit

 ·  Prevention of blindness and priorities for the future
West, Sheila; Sommer, Alfred

 Round Table
 ·  Cataract blindness: challenges for the 21st century
Brian, Garry; Taylor, Hugh

 ·  Discussion
Yorston, David; Abiose, Adenike; Congdon, Nathan; Prajna, N. Venkatesh; Venkataswamy, G.; Gritz, David C.

 Public Health Classics
 ·  Is Credé’s prophylaxis for ophthalmia neonatorum still valid?
Schaller, Ulrich C.; Klauss, Volker

 ·  Prevention of Inflammatory Eye Disease in the Newborn

 ·  Role of the Red Cross movement in Uganda’s Ebola outbreak
Sandbladh, Håkan

 ·  Applying DALYs to the burden of infectious diseases
Zou, Shimian; Salomon, Joshua A.; Mathers, Colin D.; Murray, Christopher J.L.

 ·  Even an HIV vaccine may not mean the end of AIDS
Muula, Adamson S.

 ·  Restoring sight to the millions: the Aravind way

 ·  Science vs ‘‘scaremongering’’ over measles-mumps-rubella vaccine
Wise, Jacqui

 ·  In Brief

 WHO News
 ·  WHO to explore health risks in Gulf and Balkans war zones
Davey, Sheila

 ·  WHO’s Executive Board tackles tricky topics
Maurice, John

 ·  WHO opens new office in France

 ·  Healthy water for all