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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
versão impressa ISSN 0042-9686


Bull World Health Organ vol.84 no.11 Genebra Nov. 2006

In this month's Bulletin

 ·  Use of contracting in public health
Evans, David

 ·  The determinants of policy effectiveness
Potter, Christopher C.; Harries, Jennifer

 ·  Countries test new ways to finance health care
Braine, Theresa

 ·  Pakistan, Afghanistan look to women to improve health care
Garwood, Paul

 ·  Maternal health care wins district vote in Uganda
Nakazibwe, Carolyne

 WHO News
 ·  Contracting and health

 ·  Recent news from WHO

 ·  Understanding enrolment in community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based case-control study in rural Burkina Faso
De Allegri, Manuela; Kouyaté, Bocar; Becher, Heiko; Gbangou, Adjima; Pokhrel, Subhash; Sanon, Mamadou; Sauerborn, Rainer

 Policy and Practice
 ·  Different approaches to contracting in health systems
Perrot, Jean

 ·  Contracting but not without caution: experience with outsourcing of health services in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Siddiqi, Sameen; Masud, Tayyeb Imran; Sabri, Belgacem

 ·  Hard gains through soft contracts: productive engagement of private providers in tuberculosis control
Lönnroth, Knut; Uplekar, Mukund; Blanc, Léopold

 ·  Performance-based financing and changing the district health system: experience from Rwanda
Soeters, Robert; Habineza, Christian; Peerenboom, Peter Bob

 ·  Public-private partnerships for hospitals
McKee, Martin; Edwards, Nigel; Atun, Rifat

 ·  The benefits of setting the ground rules and regulating contracting practices
Kadaï, Abatcha; Sall, Farba Lamine; Andriantsara, Guy; Perrot, Jean

 Public Health Reviews
 ·  Knowledge gaps in scientific literature on maternal mortality: a systematic review
Gil-González, Diana; Carrasco-Portiño, Mercedes; Ruiz, Maria Teresa

 Round Table
 ·  Is contracting a form of privatization?
Perrot, Jean

 ·  Round table discussion

 ·  Health impact assessment and health promotion
Bos, Robert

 Public Health Classics
 ·  Rousseau's "social contract": contracting ahead of its time?
Carrin, Guy J

 ·  Health-care patents and interests of patients
Luthra, Rita

 Books & Electronic Media
 ·  Reaching the poor with health, nutrition, and population services: what works, what doesn't, and why
Friel, Sharon