Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 78 (1) 2000

Special theme issue: Inequalities in Health


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    Poverty and inequity: a proper focus for the new century—Richard G.A. Feachem

Critical Reflection

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    Health inequalities and the health of the poor: What do we know? What can we do?—D.R. Gwatkin

Theme Papers

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    Socioeconomic inequalities in child mortality—Adam Wagstaff
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    Inequality of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa—M. Brockerhoff & P. Hewett
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    Defining and measuring health inequality—E.E. Gakidou et al.
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    Inequalities in health care use and expenditures—M. Makinen et al.
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    Public spending on health care in Africa—F. Casto-Leal et al.

Round Table

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    Health inequalities and the health of the poor—D.R. Gwatkin
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    Commentaries by: Donald Acheson; George A.O. Alleyne, Juan Antonio Casas, & Carlos Castillo-Salgado; Michèle Barzach; Paula Braveman; Göran Dahlgren; Geeta Rao Gupta; Yuanli Liu; Éva Orosz

Public Health Classic


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    Cost-effectiveness of preventing anaemia and malaria among Tanzanian infants—M. Alonso González et al.
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    Nutritional status in Brazzaville following 1994 devaluation of the CFR franc—Y. Martin-Prével et al.
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    Use of PCR to detect trypanosomes in Uganda—J.W. Kyambadde et al.

Policy & Practice


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    Immunization "is a key step toward overcoming poverty"; Potential new drug treatment for osteoporosis; Health by the people: a colloquium to celebrate the life of Ken Newell; Inaugural conference of the International Society for Equity in Health, La Havana, Cuba, 29—30 June 2000


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    A new paradox: drugs too cheap to stay available; Unified terminology for pathology of the cervix