Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 79 (8) 2001

Special theme issue: Public-Private Partnerships

In this month's Bulletin

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    Biotech for all, but keep the diversity; Who does what?; A bit of push, a lot of pull; Putting new life into AIDS vaccine research; A partnership strategy for WHO; Haemoglobin disorders — a simmering problem; A lot of smoke, but no fire


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    Infotech and biotech: learning the lessons—Richard G.A. Feachem
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    Putting the Partnership into public-private partnerships—Robert G. Ridley


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    Efficacy of school-based anthelmintic treatments against anaemia—Helen L. Guyatt et al.

Public Health Reviews

Policy & Practice

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    Public-private partnerships for health—Roy Widdus
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    Investment in AIDS vaccine development—Amie Batson & Martha Ainsworth
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    Initial lessons from public-private partnerships—Craig Wheeler & Seth Berkley
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    Stimulating industrial R&D for neglected diseases—David Webber & Michael Kremer
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    Building local research and development: the case of India—Hannah E. Kettler & Rajiv Modi
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    A partnership strategy for WHO—Kent Buse & Amalia Waxman
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    Disease management: definitions, difficulties and future directions—Alison Pilnick, Robert Dingwall & Ken Starkey
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    Mass psychogenic illness following vaccination in Jordan—Saad Kharabsheh et al.

Round Table

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    A role for public-private partnerships in controlling neglected diseases?—Robert G. Ridley
    Commentaries by: Julian Lob-Levyt; Jeffrey Sachs; Desmond Johns; Tim Evans; Harvey E. Bale; Jonathan D. Quick; James Orbinski

Public Health Classic

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    Commentary by Richard Sykes
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    On the antibacterial action of cultures of a penicillium, with special reference to their use in the isolations of B. influenzae—Alexander Fleming

Books & Electronic Media

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    Women's health: contemporary international perspectives—Kate Reed; Cultural psychiatry: Euro-international perspectives—Alan Flisher


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    Resistance of sandflies to DDT in Kala-azar endemic districs of Bihar, Indai; The Mwanza trial: Dr Hudson replies


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    Interview with Amadou Diarra. Making public-private partnerships work—an insider's view.


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    Sponging cattle with insecticide halves malaria incidence in study; Near halving of some populations likely in next 50 years

WHO News

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    Poor countries get free online access ot medical journals; US$ 17 million available for tobaco research indeveloping countries

News Features

Robert G. Ridley coordinated the special theme section of this issue