Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 11, November 2004, 811-890

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Glaucoma now second leading cause of blindness; Sex inequality hampers fight against AIDS; Do poor countries make the most of TRIPS?; Reporting adverse vaccine reactions; Treatment gap for mental health care

EDITORIALS

HIV and women
- Olive Shisana & Alicia Davids

Trips Agreement and Public Health
- Anthony So

A dialogue on chemicals and children
- Roberto Bertollini & Marc Danzon

RESEARCH

TRIPS Agreement and public health
- Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira

Decentralization and health system
- Sarah Atkinson & Dave Haran

Vaccinovigilance in Europe — requirements
- Kari S. Lankinen et al.

TB situation among tribal population of Car Nicobar Island, India
- M. V. Murhekar et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

Global data on visual impairment in the year 2002
- Serge Resnikoff et al.

Laboratory confirmation of measles in elimination settings
- Vance Dietz et al.

Treatment gap in mental health care
- Robert Kohn et al.

Health information technology in developing countries
- Elaine Tomasi et al.

Noncommunicable disease in the Russian Federation
- Marya Levintova

LETTERS

Community participation in health care
- Morshed Chowdhury

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Accessing health care: responding to diversity
- Kassem Kassak

NEWS

News

Donors pledge more than US$ 120 million to aid hurricane-hit Caribbean islands; Drive to produce more long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets for malaria; Darfur overshadows “forgotten” crisis in neighbouring Uganda

News in focus

Glaucoma is second leading cause of blindness globally

WHO News

WHO launches global patient safety campaign; WHO’s where in October; Experts raise alarm over measles in Europe; WHO steps up TB-AIDS collaboration; Largest ever polio vaccination campaign;