Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 9, September 2004, 639-718

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Special theme: Economics of Immunization; Who wants an AIDS vaccine?; Eradication versus control; Supplementary neonatal tetanus vaccine; Donor pledges and health

EDITORIALS

▲ The economics of vaccination in low- and middle-income countries
- J. A Fox-Rushby et al.

Substance use problems in developing countries
- Ambrose Uchtenhagen

The challenges of securing health in humanitarian crises
- Altaf Musani et al.

RESEARCH

▲ Cost-effectiveness of tetanus immunization activities in Pakistan
- Ulla Griffith et al.

▲ Determinants of personal demand for an AIDS vaccine in Uganda
- David Bishai et al.

▲ Effects of public-privare partnerships on immunization
- J. Brad Schwartz & Indu Bhushan

▲ Coverage and costs of childhood immunizations in Cameroon
- Hugh Waters et al.

▲ Cost of vaccines in Peru
- D. Walker et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

▲ Economics of eradication vs control of infectious diseases
- Scott Barrett

▲ Review of the grey literature on increasing immunization coverage
- Katherine Batt et al.

▲ Financial challenges of immunization and GAVI
- Miloud Kaddar et al.

ROUND TABLE

▲ Does earmarked donor funding make it more or less likely that developing countries will allocate their resources towards programmes that yield the greatest health benefits?
- Catriona Waddington
Commentaries by: Philip Musgrove; Hilary Sunman; Debabar Banerji

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

▲ Immunization essentials: a practical field guide - Mercy Ahun
▲ The vaccine book - Richard T. Mahoney
▲ Immunization financing in developing countries and the international vaccine market: trends and issues - Peter Berman

NEWS

News

Insecurity and lack of funds hamper progress on Afghan health service; Activists drive access to treatment campaign at conference; WHO to unveil global clinical trials register

Infocus

Organ trafficking and transplantation pose new challenges

WHO News

TB prevalence down 30% in China after DOTS; Two countries re-infected with polio, as Nigerian state resumes vaccinations; WHO Regional Director dismisses “bleak picture” of his work in Africa; WHO to develop new child growth standards; WHO removes 3 more AIDS drugs from approved list

▲ Miloud Kaddar, in collaboration with Ian G. Neil, coordinated the     special theme.