In "News", in the article "Nepal's childhood mortality falls by half as vaccinations rise tenfold" on page 998, of Vol. 80, issue number 12, 2002, Dr Raj Pandey's remark on the progress of the health system should read, he informs us: "The system could have improved further with better public–private partnership", and not as quoted. Also Dr Pandey's position was Director of the Bir Hospital, and Vice-President of the Family Planning Association, and not as stated.

In "In this month's Bulletin", on page ii, of Vol. 81, issue number 3, 2003, the first title should read "... lowers risk of diarrhoea by 25%, and not "... 33%".

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