Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 80 (12) 2002

Special theme issue: Global Public Health and International Law

In this month's Bulletin

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    Global rules for health; Fighting fat; Genetically engineered people; Organic pollutants


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    International law and public health—Allyn L. Taylor & Douglas W. Bettcher
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    The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control—Luiz Felipe de Seixas Corrêa
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    Public health in international law: the contribution of the World Summit on Sustainable Development—Katharina Kummer Peiry


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    Supplementary feeding in the prevention of mild-to-moderate wasting—Juan A. Rivera & Jean-Pierre Habicht et al.
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    Physical activity in China—Gang Hu et al.

Policy & Practice

Public Health Classic

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    The Preamble of the Constitution of the World Health Organization.
    Commentary by Frank P. Grad

Books & Electronic Media

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    Genomics and world health; Redesigning humans — our inevitable genetic future


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    How objective are the supporters of the Haemoglobin Colour Scale?; Further clarity on vaccine-associated paralytic polio


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    Underweight the main cause of ill-health; five causes account for 28% of all DALYs; Africa's largest measles vaccination campaign could reduce childhood mortality by 20%; Reflectors could reduce road deaths ninefold, says Global Forum for Health Research

WHO News

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    Risk reduction can add 5—10 years to healthy life expectancy; WHO and UNICEF focus on eradicating polio in West Africa; Agencies sound the alarm for new strain of meningitis in Africa; Prize goes to authors of Public Health Classic