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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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Table of contents
Bull World Health Organ vol.81 n.10 Genebra Oct. 2003

In this month's Bulletin

 ·  AIDS as a global emergency
Farmer, Paul

 ·  Equitable access to scientific and technical information for health
Momen, Hooman

 ·  Dried venous blood samples for the detection and quantification of measles IgG using a commercial enzyme immunoassay
Riddell, Michaela A.; Byrnes, Graham B.; Leydon, Jennie A.; Kelly, Heath A.

 ·  Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses strategy: compliance with referral and follow-up recommendations in Gezira State, Sudan
Al Fadil, Sumaia Mohammed; Abd Alrahman, Samira Hamid; Cousens, Simon; Bustreo, Flavia; Shadoul, Ahmed; Farhoud, Suzanne; El Hassan, Samia Mohamed

 ·  Risk factors for early infant mortality in Sarlahi district, Nepal
Katz, Joanne; West Jr, Keith P.; Khatry, Subarna K.; Christian, Parul; LeClerq, Steven C.; Pradhan, Elizabeth Kimbrough; Shrestha, Sharada Ram

 Policy and Practice
 ·  Single-dose versus multi-dose vaccine vials for immunization programmes in developing countries
Drain, Paul K.; Nelson, Carib M.; Lloyd, John S.

 ·  Meta-analysis of residential exposure to radon gas and lung cancer
Pavia, Maria; Bianco, Aida; Pileggi, Claudia; Angelillo, Italo F.

 ·  Coverage of pilot parenteral vaccination campaign against canine rabies in N'Djaména, Chad
Kayali, U.; Mindekem, R.; Yémadji, N.; Vounatsou, P.; Kaninga, Y.; Ndoutamia, A.G.; Zinsstag, J.

 Round Table
 ·  Meningococcal meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa: the case for mass and routine vaccination with available polysaccharide vaccines
Robbins, John B.; Schneerson, Rachel; Gotschlich, Emil C.; Mohammed, Idris; Nasidi, Abdulsalami; Chippaux, Jean-Philippe; Bernardino, Luis; Maiga, Moussa A.

 ·  Discussion
Birmingham, M.E.; Lewis, R.F.; Perea, W.; Nelson, C.B.; Kabore, A.; Tarantola, D.; Rosenstein, Nancy E.; Perkins, Bradley A.; LaForce, F. Marc; Achtman, Mark; Bugri, Sam

 Public Health Classics
 ·  A pioneer in the quest to eradicate world blindness
Apple, David J.

 ·  Intra-ocular acrylic lenses after cataract extraction
Ridley, Harold

 Public Health Reviews
 ·  Smallpox and bioterrorism
Pennington, Hugh

 ·  Potential impact of pharmaceuticals on environmental health
Jones, Oliver A.H.; Voulvoulis, Nick; Lester, John N.

 Books & Electronic Media
 ·  The age of immunology: conceiving a future in an alienating world
Bamforth, Iain

 ·  Air pollution and health in rapidly developing countries
Mehta, Sumi

 ·  In focus: health - an ecosystem
Hamel, Nadia

 ·  Divine therapy: love, mysticism and psychoanalysis
Frosh, Stephen

 ·  France caught cold by heatwave
Crabbe, Charlene

 ·  Drug prices may be too high despite WTO deal
Fleck, Fiona

 WHO News
 ·  WHO declares failure to deliver AIDS medicines a global health emergency

 ·  New low-cost meningitis vaccine developed in record time

 ·  Long-lasting bednets to be produced in Africa