Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 6, November-December

Adverse Reactions after Large-Scale Treatment of Onchocerciasis with Ivermectin: Combined Results from Eight Community Trials
Adverse reactions after large-scale treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin: combined results from eight community trials Introduction Ivermectin, a new microfilaricide for the treatment of human onchocerciasis [1], has been shown to be highly...
Community-Based Treatment of Onchocerciasis with Ivermectin: Acceptability and Early Adverse Reactions
Community-based treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin: accetability and early adverse reactions* Introduction Onchocerciasis, a parasitic infection caused by Onchocerca volvulus, is endemic in many parts of Africa and Latin America. Over...
Cost-Effectiveness of Routine and Campaign Vaccination Strategies in Ecuador
Cost-effectiveness of routine and campaign vaccination strategies in Ecuador Introduction The first major national immunization campaign in Ecuador, launched in October 1985, was coordinated and directed by the PREMI project (Programma de Reduccion...
Evaluation of Serological Diagnostic Indices for Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis: Immunofluorescence Tests and Enzyme-Linked Immunoassays for IgG, IgM, and IgA Antibodies
Evaluation of serological diagnostic indices for mucocutaneous leishmaniasis: immunofluorescence tests and enzyme-linked immunoassays for IgG, IgM and IgA antibodies Introduction Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis is diagnosed on clinical grounds supported...
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency* WHO Working Group Introduction Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the commonest disease-producing enzyme disorder of human beings. More than 300 variants of G6PD characterized...
Home Treatment of Febrile Children with Antimalarial Drugs in Togo
Home treatment of febrile children with antimalarial drugs in Togo In Togo, the principal strategy for preventing the deaths of children from malaria is prompt and effective treatment with antimalarial drugs. (1) Antimalarial drug treatment is recommended...
Infant Feeding and Risk of Severe Diarrhoea in Basrah City, Iraq: A Case-Control Study
Infant feeding and risk of severe diarrhoea in Basrah city, Iraq: a case--control study Introduction Diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality rates are high among infants and young children in developing countries. This is also true in Iraq [1, 9]....
In Vitro Screening of Traditional Medicines for Anti-HIV Activity: Memorandum from a WHO Meeting
In vitro screening of traditional medicines for anti-HIV activity: Memorandum from a WHO meeting (*1) Introduction Traditional medicines are being used empirically in many countries for the treatment of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)....
Leprosy Diagnosis: A Device for Testing the Thermal Sensibility of Skin Lesions in the Field
Leprosy diagnosis: a device for testing the thermal sensibility of skin lesions in the field Introduction The elicitation of impaired sensibility in a suspected skin lesion ("patch") is a vital part of clinical examination of individuals suspected...
Monitoring Selective Components of Primary Health Care: Methodology and Community Assessment of Vaccination, Diarrhoea, and Malaria Practices in Conakry, Guinea
Monitoring selective components of primary health care: methodology and community assessment of vaccination, diarrhoea, and malaria practices in Conakry, Guinea Introduction Since the International Conference on Primary Health Care at Alma-Ata...
Poliomyelitis Surveillance and Vaccine Efficacy in Bombay, L982-87
Poliomyelitis surveillance and vaccine efficacy in Bombay, 1982-87 Introduction A report has previously appeared on poliomyelitis surveillance and vaccine efficacy in Bombay, determined from data in the Annual Reports of the Enterovirus Research...
Primary Health Screening by Haemoglobinopathy in a Tropical Community
Primary health screening by haemoglobinometry in a tropical community Introduction Measurement of haemoglobin is essential for population health surveys and epidemiological studies as well as for clinical diagnosis and management of individual...
Purified Equine Rabies Immune Globulin: A Safe and Affordable Alternative to Human Rabies Immune Globulin
Purified equine rabies immune globulin: a safe and affordable alternative to human rabies immune globulin* Introduction Rabies immune globulin (RIG) is an essential component of rabies postexposure treatment [1]. Equine antirabies serum (ERS)...
The Costs of Public Primary Health Care Services in Rural Indonesia
The costs of public primary health care services in rural Indonesia Introduction Although in most developing countries there is little information available about the costs of public health services, such data are useful, especially in times of...
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