Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 79 (3) 2001

Special theme issue: Blindness

In this month's Bulletin

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    Let the children see; How blind is blind?; For corneal blindness, prevention beats treatment; Blindness, a grim concomitant of AIDS; The right to the right spectacles; Blindness, through WHO's eyes


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    Is estimating maternal mortality useful?—Pierre Buekens
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    Blindness: a global priority for the twenty-first century—Emmett T. Cunninghman Jr et al.
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    An epidemic of blindness: a consequence of improved HIV care?—Yab Guex-Crosier & Amalio Telenti


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    Maternal mortality estimates for 1995—Kenneth Hill et al.
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    Two strategies for trachoma control with azithromycin in Nepal—Susan Osaki-Holm et al.
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    Cost-effectiveness of targeted and mass treatment of trachoma—Kevin D. Frick et al.

Public Health Reviews

Policy & Practice

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    Blindness prevention programmes: past, present, and future—Serge Resnikoff & Ramachandra Pararajasegaram
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    Childhood blindness and VISION 2020—Clare Gilbert & Allen Foster
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    Will the SAFE strategy to eliminate trachoma work?—Robin Bailey & Tom Lietman
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    Refractive error blindness—Rakhi Dandona & Lalit Dandona
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    Prevention of blindness—Sheila West & Alfred Sommer

Round Table

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    Cataract blindness – challenges for the 21st century—Garry Brian & Hugh Taylor
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    Commentaries by: David Yorston & Adenike Abiose; Nathan Congdon; N. Venkatesh Prajna & G. Venkataswamy; David C. Gritz

Public Health Classic


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    Role of the Red Cross movement in Uganda’s Ebola outbreak; Applying DALYs to the burden of infectious diseases; Even an HIV vaccine may not mean the end of AIDS



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    Science vs ‘‘scaremongering’’ over measles-mumps-rubella vaccine; Outbreak readiness a priority after India earthquake; New hormone, a link between obesity and diabetes?; Study quantifies children’s risk from passive smoking; Genetically modified tobacco loses nicotine but not taste; An artificial protein blocks HIV; More Gates’ money for health

WHO News

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    WHO to explore health risks in Gulf and Balkans war zones; WHO’s Executive Board tackles tricky topics; WHO opens new office in France; Healthy water for all

Acknowledgement: Emmett T. Cunningham Jr coordinated the special theme section of this issue