Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 86, Number 10, October 2008, 737-816

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume; Adapting to changing times; Home visits help babies survive; Paying more attention to adolescents; Poisoning by cough syrup; International recruitment of health workers; Surgical treatment of morbid obesity; Technology changes the answers; Turning over a new leaf; Estimating the global extent of human herpesvirus 2 infections; Poverty reduction stalled

EDITORIALS

Global trends in schistosomiasis control
- Myra Taylor
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058669

WHO code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel
- Manuel Dayrit et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058578

Recording patient responses in low-income countries: does the tool make a difference?
- Karen Cheng
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054668

NEWS

News

Khat chewing in Yemen: turning over a new leaf

The French country doctor: caring for the sick through the centuries

Consensus during the Cold War: back to Alma-Ata

Primary health care comes full circle. An interview with Dr Halfdan Mahler.

RESEARCH

Outbreak of acute renal failure in Panama in 2006: a case-control study
- E Danielle Rentz et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.049965

Treatment of mental disorders for adolescents in Mexico City
- G Borges et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047696

Is mass treatment the appropriate schistosomiasis elimination strategy?
- Veronica L Tallo et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047563

Political and social context of not attaining the Millennium Development Goal to reduce poverty
- Marco Palma-Solís et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.040444

Two-year impact of single praziquantel treatment on infection in the national control programme on schistosomiasis in Burkina Faso
- Seydou Touré et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048694

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of safety and efficacy of combined praziquantel and artemether treatment for acute schistosomiasis japonica in China
- Xun-Ya Hou et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053041

Impact of an integrated nutrition and health programme on neonatal mortality in rural northern India
- Abdullah H Baqui et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042226

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

An estimate of the global prevalence and incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection
- Katharine J Looker et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.046128

PERSPECTIVES

Morbid obesity in a developing country: the Chilean experience
- Claudia Bambs et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048785

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Bioviolence: preventing biological terror and crime
- George P Schmid & Arnold F Kaufmann
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051888

Analysing health equity using household survey data: a guide to techniques and their implementation
- Ke Xu
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052357

LETTERS

Incidence of pneumonia is not reduced by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- Sona Chowdhary & Jacob Puliyel
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054692

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is efficacious and effective in reducing the burden of pneumonia
- Shabir A Madhi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056572

Withdrawing from the treatment does not mean from the study
- Erik Cobo et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.057737