Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 80 (5) 2002

In this month's Bulletin

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    Meningococcal disease control in sub-Saharan Africa; Tobacco use in Tunisia; Death by injury in Ghana; Ectopic pregnancy in Guinea; The relation between education and coronary syndromes in Greece; Epilepsy in the Gambia; Can river blindness be eliminated?; Child mortality in São Paulo; Ascariasis in the Islamic Repubilc of Iran; Air travel and thromboembolism; Defining and measuring reproductive health; Will iodine deficiency disorders be eliminated?


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    Eliminating iodine deficiency disorders—Bruno de Benoist & Graeme Clugston


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    Response to meningococcal disease epidemics—J.A.D. Leake et al.
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    Tobacco use in Tunisia—Radhouane Fakhfakh et al.
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    Using mortuary statistics to develop an injury surveillance system in Ghana—Jason London et al.
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    Ectopic pregnancy in Conakry, Guinea—Patrick Thonneau et al.
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    Education and acute coronary syndromes—Christos E. Pitsavos et al.
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    Epilepsy in rural Gambia—Rosalind Coleman et al.
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    Ivermectin mass treatment and onchocerciasis in Africa—M. Winnen et al.
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    Trends and spatial distribution of deaths of children in Brazil—José Leopold Ferreira Antunes & Eliseu Alves Waldman
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    Mass chemotherapy against ascariasis in Hamadam, Islamic Republic of Iran—Mohammad Fallah et al.

Policy & Practice

Round Table

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    The elimination of iodine deficiency disorders—Basil S. Hetzel.
    Comments from: Gregory Gerasimov; Chandrakant S. Pandav; Moulay Benmiloud; François M. Delange; Charles Todd

Books & Electronic Media


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    Diabetic retinopathy: time for action. No complaceny please!; Societal variables are central to effective HIV intervention models; Global response to antimicrobial resistance


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    Crisis in East European health systems—"Europe's best kept secret"; HIV does cause AIDS but it's hard to prescrive the drugs, says South Africa's ANC; AIDS growth in India can be stopped in five years, claims government; Nepal deworming programme ready to go worldwide

WHO News

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    Eradication of polio threatened by global instability; WHO unmasks another killer: inactivity; Access to HIV drugs: reliable products listed; Policy for ageing announced