Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 83, Number 11, November 2005, 801-880

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Alcohol use in India and the Russian Federation; How to define “drowning”; More can be done to prevent heart attacks and stroke in developing countries; Public Health Classic: The Public Health Act of 1848

EDITORIALS

Calling a spade a spade: Meaningful definitions of health conditions
- Bedirhan T. Üstün & Robert Jakob

Breaking the vicious circle of determinants and consequences of harmful alcohol use
- Vladimir Poznyak, Benedetto Saraceno, & Isidore S. Obot

NEWS

News

Getting health care to vulnerable communities; Fighting genital mutilation in Sierra Leone; Can a new UN emergency fund help southern Africa?

WHO News

Poor countries need help to fight bird flu - Interview with Shigeru Omi; WHO assists with relief efforts in south Asia; Recent news from WHO

RESEARCH

Alcohol related mortality in Russia
- Amanda Nicholson et al.

Socioeconomic markers in predicting alcohol consumption
- S.V. Subramanian et al.

Infant mortality in Iran
- Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor et al.

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Willingness to pay for combination treatments for malaria in Tanzania
- Virginia Wiseman et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

A new definition of drowning
- E.F. van Beeck et al.

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEW

Treatment of tuberculosis
- P. Onyebujoh et al.

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSIC

The public health act of 1848

Commentary: The public health act of 1848
- Elizabeth Fee

PERSPECTIVES

Latrines and agriculture
- Peter Kjær Jensen et al.

BOOKS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Public health, ethics, and equity
- James Dwyer
AIDS in Asia
- Beena Varghese
The Millennium Development Goals for Health: rising to the challenges
- Brenda Killen

LETTERS

Exclusive Breastfeeding Recommendation Unchanged
- Jay Ross & Ellen Piwoz
Exclusive breastfeeding and postnatal transmission of HIV
- JP Dadhich
Infant feeding in the context of HIV-positive mothers
- George Kent
Exclusive and predominant breastfeeding — Authors' reply
- Betty Kirkwood, Rajiv Bahl, Jose Martines