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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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Table of contents
Bull World Health Organ vol.86 n.11 Genebra Nov. 2008

 In This Month´s Bulletin
 ·  WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume

 ·  Exploring the features of universal coverage
Carrin, Guy; Xu, Ke; Evans, David B

 ·  Universal coverage and health financing from China's perspective
Hu, Shanlian

 ·  The positive contributions of global health initiatives
Banati, Prerna; Moatti, Jean-Paul

 ·  Making health care affordable in China

 ·  Sharing the burden of sickness: mutual health insurance in Rwanda

 ·  Public tensions, private woes in Chile

 ·  Portugal's rapid progress through primary health care

 ·  Recent news from WHO

 ·  Time is ripe for health-care reform

 ·  Devolved power: key for health care in India

 ·  Effects of mutual health organizations on use of priority health-care services in urban and rural Mali: a case-control study
Franco, Lynne Miller; Diop, François Pathé; Burgert, Clara R; Kelley, Allison Gamble; Makinen, Marty; Simpara, Cheick Hamed Tidiane

 ·  The impact of user fees on health service utilization in low- and middle-income countries: how strong is the evidence?
Lagarde, Mylene; Palmer, Natasha

 ·  Coping with out-of-pocket health payments: empirical evidence from 15 African countries
Leive, Adam; Xu, Ke

 Policy and Practice
 ·  Universal coverage of health services: tailoring its implementation
Carrin, Guy; Mathauer, Inke; Xu, Ke; Evans, David B

 ·  Development assistance for health: should policy-makers worry about its macroeconomic impact?
Cavagnero, Eleonora; Lane, Christopher; Evans, David B; Carrin, Guy

 ·  Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania
McIntyre, Diane; Garshong, Bertha; Mtei, Gemini; Meheus, Filip; Thiede, Michael; Akazili, James; Ally, Mariam; Aikins, Moses; Mulligan, Jo-Ann; Goudge, Jane

 ·  Are current debt relief initiatives an option for scaling up health financing in beneficiary countries?
Kaddar, M; Furrer, E

 ·  Resource allocation and purchasing in the health sector: the English experience
Smith, Peter C

 Round Table
 ·  Can countries of the WHO African Region wean themselves off donor funding for health?
Kirigia, Joses Muthuri; Diarra-Nama, Alimata J

 ·  Impossible to "wean" when more aid is needed
Ooms, Gorik; Damme, Wim Van

 ·  Response to Ooms and Van Damme
Kirigia, Joses Muthuri; Diarra-Nama, Alimata J

 ·  The role of aid in the long term
Masiye, Felix

 ·  Financing health promotion in Japan and Mongolia
Bayarsaikhan, Dorjsuren

 ·  Can earmarking mobilize and sustain resources to the health sector?
Prakongsai, Phusit; Patcharanarumol, Walaiporn; Tangcharoensathien, Viroj

 ·  Constraints and obstacles to social health protection in the Maghreb: the cases of Algeria and Morocco
El-Idrissi, Driss Zine-Eddine; Miloud, Kaddar; Belgacem, Sabri

 Public Health Classics
 ·  The case for public intervention in financing health and medical services
Mathonnat, Jacky

 ·  The need to improve quality, rigour and dissemination of operations research
Ryman, Tove; Dietz, Vance

 ·  Corrections needed to Pakistani programme details
Nisar, Yasir Bin

 Books and eletronic media
 ·  Research capacity for mental health in low- and middle-income countries: results of a mapping project
Wei, Feng