Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 80 (6) 2002

Special theme issue: Tuberculosis

In this month's Bulletin

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    The global TB situation; Large-scale approaches: successes in China and India; Small-scale approaches: solutions in a Bangladesh community and a trouble spot in India; The opposition: HIV/AIDS and multidrug resistance; Upstream research; Downstream research


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    Tuberculosis control: how the world has changed since 1990—Philip C. Hopewell
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    Response to a major disease of poverty: the Global Partnership to Stop TB—J.W. Lee et al.
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    Joining forces to develo weapons against TB: together we must—Maria Freire & Giorgio Roscigno


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    Ten years of DOTS in China—Xianji Chen et al.
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    Low access to a higly effective TB strategy—Christopher Dye et al.
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    Community health workers in tuberculosis control—Md. Akramul Islam et al.
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    Tuberculosis control during civil conflict and an HIV epidemic—Alison J. Roger et al.

Policy & Practice

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    Rapid DOTS expansion in India—G.R. Khatri & Thomas R. Frieden
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    Antiretroviral therapy and tuberculosis—Anthony D. Harris et al.
    Commentary: TB and HIV: joint problems, joint solutions? by Gijs Elzinga & Paul Nunn
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    Research agenda to improve tuberculosis control—Paul Nunn et al.
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    Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis—Megan Murray & Edward Nardell
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    What's new in tuberculosis vaccines?—Ann M. Ginsberg

Round Table Discussion

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    Controlling multidrub-resistant tuberculosis.
    Commentaries by: Marcos Espinal & Richard Zaleski; Pedro Guillermo Suárez; Tim Cullinan; Thelma Typasi; Jim Yong Kim et al.; Hans L. Rieder et al.;

Public Health Classic

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    Commentary: Annual risk of tuberculous infection—time for an update? by Martien W. Borgdorff
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    Annual risk of tuberculous infection—G.M. Cauthen, A. Pio, & H.G. tem Dam


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    Diagnostic testing in the control of tuberculosis—Mark Perkins & Afranio L. Kritski

Books & Electronic Media

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    Timebomb – the global epidemic of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis; Web-based information on tuberculosis; STOP-TB eForum: providing a voice at the TB policy table?; Supercours – epidemiology, the Internet and global health


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    Global Alliance at full steam for new TB drugs; Estonia races to halt mulit-drug-resistant TB before HIV takes hold; Raju has TB and AIDS and lives on the street; Reading teh rice genome starts a new chapter in food science; South Africa breaks through to realism on antiretrovirals for AIDS

WHO News

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    New report explains how genome research is tranforming the world's prospects for health; To beat resistance to anti-malarials switch to combination medicines; Mental health: the needs dwarf the resources; Safety of break and potatoes to be determined soon

Mario Raviglione, in collaboration with Williamina Wilson, coordinated the special theme.