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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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Table of contents
Bull World Health Organ vol.84 n.9 Genebra Sep. 2006

In this month's Bulletin

 ·  Are drugs for rare diseases "essential"?
Reidenberg, Marcus M

 ·  Health and foreign policy
Fidler, David P; Drager, Nick

 ·  Reaching the targets for TB control: call for papers
Blanc, Léopold; Martinez, Lindsay

 ·  WHO launches taskforce to fight counterfeit drugs
Burns, William

 ·  Free access to journals gives Kenyan science a boost
Osanjo, Tom

 ·  Can better health statistics save lives?
Elash, Anita

 ·  XVI International AIDS conference in Toronto, Canada

 WHO News
 ·  A century in public health

 ·  WHO response to the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon

 ·  Recent news from WHO

 ·  Causes of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths: data from 7993 pregnancies in six developing countries
Ngoc, Nhu Thi Nguyen; Merialdi, Mario; Abdel-Aleem, Hany; Carroli, Guillermo; Purwar, Manorama; Zavaleta, Nelly; Campódonico, Liana; Ali, Mohamed M; Hofmeyr, G Justus; Mathai, Matthews; Lincetto, Ornella; Villar, José

 ·  Rates, timing and causes of neonatal deaths in rural India: implications for neonatal health programmes
Baqui, AH; Darmstadt, GL; Williams, EK; Kumar, V; Kiran, TU; Panwar, D; Srivastava, VK; Ahuja, R; Black, RE; Santosham, M

 ·  Community surveys and risk factor analysis of human alveolar and cystic echinococcosis in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, China
Yang, Yu Rong; Sun, Tao; Li, Zhengzhi; Zhang, Jianzhong; Teng, Jing; Liu, Xongzhou; Liu, Ruiqi; Zhao, Rui; Jones, Malcolm K; Wang, Yunhai; Wen, Hao; Feng, Xiaohui; Zhao, Qin; Zhao, Yumin; Shi, Dazhong; Bartholomot, Brigitte; Vuitton, Dominique A; Pleydell, David; Giraudoux, Patrick; Ito, Akira; Danson, Mark F; Boufana, Belchis; Craig, Philip S; Williams, Gail M; McManus, Donald P

 ·  Is mortality from heart failure increasing in Australia? An analysis of official data on mortality for 1997-2003
Najafi, Farid; Dobson, Annette J; Jamrozik, Konrad

 ·  The syndromic management of vaginal discharge using singledose treatments: a randomized controlled trial in West Africa
Pépin, Jacques; Sobela, François; Khonde, Nzambi; Agyarko-Poku, Thomas; Diakité, Soumaila; Deslandes, Sylvie; Labbé, Annie-Claude; Sylla, Mohamed; Asamoah-Adu, Comfort; Frost, Eric

 ·  Measuring the impact of intimate partner violence on the health of women in Victoria, Australia
Vos, T; Astbury, J; Piers, LS; Magnus, A; Heenan, M; Stanley, L; Walker, L; Webster, K

 Policy & Practice
 ·  Rare essentials: drugs for rare diseases as essential medicines
Stolk, Pieter; Willemen, Marjolein JC; Leufkens, Hubert GM

 ·  Can public-private collaboration promote tuberculosis case detection among the poor and vulnerable?
Malmborg, Rasmus; Mann, Gillian; Thomson, Rachael; Squire, S Bertel

 Public Health Classics
 ·  One in a million: the first community trial of water fluoridation
Lennon, Michael A