Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 87, Number 2, February 2009, 81-160

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Germany: measles outbreak investigation; Sudan: lessons learned from a revolving drug fund; Pakistan: why do babies die?; Belize: going digital; India: tracking India’s children; United Republic of Tanzania: failure to follow guidelines; Thailand: public contribution to health agenda; Zimbabwe: solutions for cholera not always simple; Mozambique & the United Republic of Tanzania: preventing malaria in infants; Marshall Islands: confirming measles cases; Conducting trachoma surveys; Plagues of poverty.

EDITORIALS

The urban animal: population density and social pathology in rodents and humans
- Edmund Ramsden
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.062836

Evaluating child survival programmes
- Cesar G Victora et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.062828

Reducing health inequities in a generation: a dream or reality?
- Shankar Prinja & Rajesh Kumar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.062695

NEWS

Belize health information goes digital

Thai public invited to help shape health policies

Miracle cure for an old scourge. An interview with Dr Dhiman Barua.

Miracle cure for an old scourge. An interview with Dr Dilip Mahalanabis.

RESEARCH

Laboratory confirmation of measles in elimination settings: experience from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2003
- Terri B Hyde et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.045484

Why first-level health workers fail to follow guidelines for managing severe disease in children in the Coast Region, the United Republic of Tanzania
- Nicholas D Walter et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.050740

Further efforts needed to achieve measles elimination in Germany: results of an outbreak investigation
- Ole Wichmann et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.050187

Pilot testing of WHO Child Growth Standards in Chandigarh: implications for India’s child health programmes
- Shankar Prinja et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051789

Cost-effectiveness of malaria intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi) in Mozambique and the United Republic of Tanzania
- Guy Hutton et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.051961

Neonatal mortality, risk factors and causes: a prospective population-based cohort study in urban Pakistan
- Imtiaz Jehan et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.050963

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

How to establish a successful revolving drug fund: the experience of Khartoum state in the Sudan
- Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.048561

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

Trachoma survey methods: a literature review
- Jeremiah Ngondi et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.046326

Epidermal parasitic skin diseases: a neglected category of poverty-associated plagues
- Hermann Feldmeier & Jorg Heukelbach
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.047308

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Food, economics and health
- Arantxa Colchero
doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.058438