Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 79 (2) 2001

In this month's Bulletin

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    Exceptional Gambian data confirm health transition; Lethal medicines; Urethral discharge in Africa—a multifaceted problem



Policy & Practice

Public Health Classic

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    Commentary: Population health in transition—John C. Caldwell
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    The epidemiological transition. A theory of the epidemiology of population change—Abdel R. Omran

Books & Electronic Media


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    Homicide among adolescents in the Americas: a growing epidemic; Elevated blood lead levels in Karachi children


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    New light on malaria parasite life cycle fuels hope for prevention and treatment; Film actors' flaunting of tobacco brands rise despite ban; Salt lowers blood pressure even in non-hypertensive people; Gates gives US$ 15.1 million for new drugs against African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis; Gates offers US$ 1 million prize for best health contributions

WHO News

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    New child nutrition strategy; WHO and Europe boost cooperation; Middle East violence batters health; Measuring how easy it is to get needed drugs; An eventful mental health year