Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 12, December 2004, 891-970

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Clinical pneumonia in under-fives; Can religion promote tobacco control?; Obesity rising in developing countries; How can the MDGs succeed?

EDITORIALS

Patient safety — a global priority
- Sir Liam Donaldson & Pauline Philip

The sector-wide approach: a blessing for public health?
- Guy Hutton & Marcel Tanner

The role of religion in tobacco control interventions
- Fatimah El Awa

RESEARCH

Estimate of global incidence of pneumonia among under-fives
- Igor Rudan et al.

ICD coding changes and cause-specific mortality in Europe
- Fanny Janssen et al.

Respiratory syncytial virus infection in four countries
- Susan E. Robertson et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

Religion-based tobacco control interventions
- Samer Jabbour & Fouad Mohammad Fouad

Containment and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance
- Gunnar S. Simonsen et al.

Do fixed-dose combination pills or unit-of-use packaging improve adherence?
- Jennie Connor et al.

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

Socioeconomic status and obesity in developing countries
- Carlos A. Monteiro et al.

ROUND TABLE

Health in the developing world: achieving the MDGs
- Jeffrey D. Sachs

Discussion - Guy J. Carrin; William D. Savedoff; Jennifer Prah Ruger; David Sanders

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Guide de gestion des mutuelles de santé en Afrique
- Guy Carrin
Health impact assessment: concepts, theory, technique, and applications
- Jürg Utzinger
Advances in insect chemical ecology
- Samuel W. Page

NEWS

News in focus

Arguing the case for strengthening health systems; Macroeconomics and Health Commission findings become reality

WHO News

WHO was where in November

REVIEWERS

The Editorial Committee and Editorial Team would like to thank all those who gave generously of their time and expertise in reviewing the papers for the Bulletin 2004.

INDEXES

Subject and author index for 2004