Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 7, July 2004, 479-558

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Reproductive tract infections in Peru; Quality of life assessment in China; Zinc cost-effective for diarrhoea; China’s health-care system

EDITORIALS

Financing and organization of China’s health care
- The-wei Hu

Global warming kills trees, and people
- Carlos F. Corvalan & Jonathan A. Patz

Tackling health inequalities: new approaches in public policy
- Jeanette Vega & Alec Irwin

RESEARCH

Reproductive tract infections in Peruvian women
- Patricia J. Garcia et al.

Psychometric properties of the WHOQOL-100 in chronic patients and their family caregivers in China
- Lingjiang Li et al.

Secondary prevention of stroke
- The SASPI project team

Improving antimicrobial use through IMCI training
- Eleanor Gouws et al.

Wheezing conditions in early childhood, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Maria Helena D’A. Benício et al.

Zinc as adjunct therapy for childhood diarrhoea in developing countries
- Bjarne Robberstad et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

China’s public health-care system: facing the challenges
- Yuanli Liu

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

Health in south-eastern Europe
- Bernd Rechel et al.

PERSPECTIVES

Changing virulence of the SARS virus: the epidemiologic evidence
- Ming-Dong Wang & Ann Margaret Jolly

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Reproductive health and human rights: integrating medicine, ethics and law - Ana Langer
ICF illustration library - Steve Sutch
Ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research: readings and commentary - Leonardo D. de Castro

LETTERS

Breaking the ice: HIV serostatus disclosure - Deepak Asudani et al.

NEWS

News

Humanitarian catastrophe looms in Darfur; HIV/AIDS, hunger and malaria are the world’s most urgent problems, say economists; Mental health a major priority in reconstruction of Iraq’s health system

In focus

Developing countries face double burden of disease

WHO News

G-8 endorses new global HIV vaccine enterprise; Polio case in Darfur sparks fears of epidemic in west and central Africa; Developing countries face safe blood shortage; Unhealthy environments a major threat to young children