Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 10, October 2004, 719-810

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Special theme: Bridging the Know–Do Gap in Global Health; Increasing health research uptake; Applying ethical standards; Developing countries need more researchers; Patented drugs vs generics

EDITORIALS

▲ From Bangkok to Mexico — towards a framework for turning knowledge into actions to improve health systems
- Tikki Pang, Ariel Pablos-Mendez, & Carel IJsselmuiden

▲ Tapping the potential for health research in developing countries
- Mahmoud F. Fathalla

▲ From research to action — a bridge to be crossed
- Bjorn Melgaard

POLICY & PRACTICE

▲ Implementing evidence in clinical practice
- Andy Haines, Shyama Kuruvilla, & Matthias Borchert
Commentary by: Miguel Angel Gonzalez Block

▲ Estimating the economic value of the impact of health research
- Martin J. Buxton, Steve Hanney, & Teri Jones

▲ Gender and poverty in health research
- Piroska Östlin, Gita Sen, & Asha George

▲ Research into practice: antenatal care in Thailand
- Pisake Lumbiganon, Narong Winiyakul, Chompilas Chongsomchai, & Kamron Chaisiri

▲ Knowledge-based changes to the Thai health system
- Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Suwit Wibulpholprasert, & Sanguan Nitayaramphong

▲ A civil society perspective on health research
- David Sanders, Ronald Labonte, Fran Baum, & Mickey Chopra

▲ Building health research capacity in the developing world
- Mary Ann Lansang & Rodolfo Dennis

▲ Beyond informed consent: ethical issues in health research
- Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

▲ Synthesizing research and disseminating information
- Jimmy Volmink, Nandi Siegfried, Katharine Robertson, & A. Metin Gülmezoglu

ROUND TABLE

▲ Patents in pharmaceutical R&D
- Carlos María Correa

Discussion - John H. Barton, Amir Attaran, Harvey E. Bale & Boris Azais, & Christopher Garrison

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSIC

▲ A Treatise of the Scurvy by James Lind

▲ Commentary: Documenting the evidence: the case of scurvy — Iain Milne & Iain Chalmers

PERSPECTIVES

▲ Brain drain: the flight of human capital — Omar B. Ahmad
▲ Rebuilding the ship as we sail: knowledge management in antiretroviral treatment scale-up — Christopher Bailey
▲ What e-Health can offer — S. Yunkap Kwankam
▲ Why is research from developing countries underrepresented in international health literature, and what can be done about it? — Ana Langer, Claudia Díaz-Olavarrieta, Karla Berdichevsky, & José Villar

NEWS

News in focus

The knowledge is there to achieve development goals, but is the will?; Millennium Development Goals: Status 2004; Social factors are key to eliminating health inequities

WHO News

New Regional Director for Africa nominated; Survey finds up to 10 000 died each month in Darfur; Danzon re-nominated as WHO Regional Director for Europe; WHO and UNAIDS call for joint HIV-tuberculosis action; Surveys suggest new ways to improve mental health; Maternal mortality initiative to fight “invisible epidemic”

▲ Tikki Pang, Ariel Pablos-Mendez and A. Metin Gülmezoglu, in     collaboration with Ramesh Shademani, coordinated the special theme.