Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 86, Number 8, August 2008, 577-656

THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL THEME: ETHICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

WHO 60th anniversary commemorative volume; Primary health care; Religion and science; Positive policy change; Denaturalizing scarcity; Migrant health; Many barriers to treatment; Ethics versus economics; A human rights approach; Ethics and technology; Ethical oversight needed; A personalist approach; Guidelines for herbal medicine research; Emerging epidemics; Time to revisit surgery; Health sector needs to support abused women

EDITORIALS

The contribution of ethics to public health
- Carl H Coleman et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.055954

The importance of public-health ethics
- John Krebs
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052431

Drug donations: what lies beneath
- Cristina P Pinheiro
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048546

NEWS

News

Clinical trials in India: ethical concerns

Overcoming migrants’ barriers to health

Iranian health houses open the door to primary care

From rhetoric to reality. An interview with Mary Robinson.

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Using human rights to improve maternal and neonatal health: history, connections and a proposed practical approach
- Sofia Gruskin et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050500

Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis
- Jon C Tilburt & Ted J Kaptchuk
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042820

Denaturalizing scarcity: a strategy of enquiry for public-health ethics
- Ted Schrecker
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.050880

Integrating ethics, health policy and health systems in low- and middle-income countries: case studies from Malaysia and Pakistan
- Adnan A Hyder et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051110

Demographic and health surveillance: longitudinal ethical considerations
- Margaret Carrel & Stuart Rennie
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051037

Ethical analysis to improve decision-making on health technologies
- Samuli I Saarni et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051078

A personalist approach to public-health ethics
- Carlo Petrini & Sabina Gainotti
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051193

National bioethical legislation and guidelines for biomedical research in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Farzaneh Zahedi & Bagher Larijani
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.050724

Health-sector responses to intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income settings: a review of current models, challenges and opportunities
- Manuela Colombini et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045906

PERSPECTIVES

Emerging norms for the control of emerging epidemics
- Christopher W McDougall et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051771

The burden of surgical conditions and access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries
- Doruk Ozgediz et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050435

Access to medicines versus access to treatment: the case of type 1 diabetes
- David Beran et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048710

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSICS

The Declaration of Helsinki and public health
- John R Williams
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.050955

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Just health: meeting health needs fairly
- Annette Rid
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.054601

Ethics and infectious disease
- Ross Upshur
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056242

Cambridge textbook of bioethics
- Robert Dingwall
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051870

LETTERS

Accessible public-health education: a potential growth area?
- David Sanders et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051334

Estimation of global visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive error
- Lalit Dandona & Rakhi Dandona
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.053652

Author reply to: Estimation of global visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive error
- Silvio Mariotti et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056366

Country ownership and vertical programmes in health, health information and health research
- Andrew Kennedy & Carel IJsselmuiden
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052993

Integrating cervical cancer prevention in HIV/AIDS treatment and care programmes
- Mulindi H Mwanahamuntu et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056275

Evaluation of the WHO Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems
- Shekhar Saxena et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.056341