Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 5, May

Antibody Response of Patients after Postexposure Rabies Vaccination with Small Intradermal Doses of Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine or Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine
Voir page 697 le resume en francais. En la pagina 697 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction Rabies is considered to be a fatal disease once clinical symptoms develop in humans and animals. Although the introduction of tissue culture vaccines...
Assessing the Burden of Sexual and Reproductive Ill-Health: Questions regarding the Use of Disability-Adjusted Life Years
Voir page 664 le resume en francais. En la pagina 665 figura un resumen en espanol Introduction The concept of sexual and reproductive health was first fully articulated at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (1)....
Criteria for Clinical Audit of the Quality of Hospital-Based Obstetric Care in Developing Countries
Voir page 619 le resume en francais. En la pagina 619 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction Obstetric care of high quality continues to be a key requirement for reducing maternal mortality (1, 2). However, the provision of effective, appropriate,...
Global Public-Private Partnerships: Part II -- What Are the Health Issues for Global Governance?
Voir page 708 le resume francais. En la pagina 708 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction In Part I of this article, which appeared in the last issue of the Bulletin, we suggested that there have been a number of initiatives in which the...
Guidelines on Health Databases Must Consider Developing Countries
Developing countries must be given special consideration when drawing up guidelines on centralized health databases, warned delegates of the World Health Organization and the World Medical Association at a joint seminar on the ethical implications...
Health Sector Reform and Reproductive Health in Latin America and the Caribbean: Strengthening the Links
Voir page 674 le resume en francais. En la pagina 675 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction The health sectors in many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) -- in different ways, at different speeds, and with mixed results --are...
Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles Sacharovi Favre in Southern Turkey
Voit page 691 le resume en francais. En la pagina 692 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction Malaria is endemic in southern Anatolia. The number of cases has increased in recent years, particularly in south-east Anatolia where the GAP (Southeast...
Integration of Prevention and Care of Sexually Transmitted Infections with Family Planning Services: What Is the Evidence for Public Health Benefits?
Voir page 635 le resume en francais. En la pagina 636 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction Numerous reasons have been proposed why services for prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) should be integrated with family...
Japan Launches Nursing Insurance Scheme for the Elderly
Japan took a major step towards caring for the world's fastest ageing population in April with the introduction of an ambitious new nursing insurance scheme. Modelled on a similar set-up in Germany, the Nursing Care Insurance System makes elderly people...
Making Abortions Safe: A Matter of Good Public Health Policy and Practice
Voit page 588 le resume en francais. En la pagina 589 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction WHO estimates that about 25% of all pregnancies worldwide end in an induced abortion, approximately 50 million each year. Of these abortions, 20...
Maternal Mortality in Rural Gambia: Levels, Causes and Contributing Factors
Voir page 611 le resume en francais. En la pagina 612 figura un resumen en espanol Introduction Maternal mortality levels are an important indicator of disadvantage within a country as well as between developing and developed countries. Over...
Measuring Reproductive Health: Review of Community-Based Approaches to Assessing Morbidity
Voir page 650 le resume en francais. En la pagina 651 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction Awareness of the extent and consequences of reproductive ill health has increased over the past decade (1-3). Coalitions of international agencies,...
New Guidelines for Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
New guidelines on the testing and treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection have been issued by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prepared by a panel of 47 scientists, the document...
Perinatal Mortality Attributable to Complications of Childbirth in Matlab, Bangladesh
Voir page 626 le resume en francais. En la pagina 626 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction Mortality rates among under-5-year-old children have decreased substantially over the past 20 years in developing countries, but perinatal mortality...
Preventive Medicine in Obstetrics(*)
JOHN CLARENCE CUTTER, as has previously been mentioned, was born in 1851 and graduated at Harvard Medical School in 1877, after which he went to Japan as professor of physiology and comparative anatomy in the College of Agriculture in Saffara. Possibly...
Separate Lives, Different Interests: Male and Female Reproduction in the Gambia
Voir page 577 le resume en francais. En la pagina 578 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction "It must not be forgotten that there is no known society in which the interdependence and complementarity of the sexes is not embodied in custom...
Severe Maternal Morbidity from Direct Obstetric Causes in West Africa: Incidence and Case Fatality Rates
Voir page 599 le resume en francais. En la pagina 600 figura un resumen en espanol. Introduction The Safe Motherhood Initiative was launched in 1987 with the goal of halving maternal mortality by the year 2000 (1, 2). A decade later, estimates...
Users' Satisfaction with Psychiatry Services
Sir -- The quality of patient care services provided by hospitals can be estimated by the level of consumer satisfaction (1). In psychiatry, a discipline with which stigma is associated, acceptability of services by patients and their families is likely...
Viral Load Best Predictor of HIV Transmission
The higher the concentration of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of transmitting the virus to a partner during heterosexual intercourse, a large study conducted in sub-Saharan Africa has found. The...
When Medicine Rediscoverd Its Social Roots
Hippocrates wrote in about 400 BC: "Whoever wishes to investigate medicine properly should proceed thus: in the first place to consider the seasons of the year. Then the winds. In the same manner, when one comes into a city in which he is a stranger,...
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