Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 12, December

China's Village Doctors Take Great Strides: Village Doctors Have Dramatically Improved Access to Health Care in China's Rural Communities over the Last Few Decades
China's barefoot doctors were a major inspiration to the primary health care movement leading up to the conference in Alma-Ata, in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan in 1978. These health workers lived in the community they served, focused on...
Contracting for Health Services: Effects of Utilization and Quality on the Costs of the Basic Package of Health Services in Afghanistan/Sous-Traitance Des Services De Sante : Effets De L'utilisation et De la Qualite De Ces Services Sur Les Costs Du Kit De Services Sanitaires De Base En Afghanistan/Contratacion De Servicios De Salud
Introduction The desire to extend access to basic health services to as much of the population as possible is shared by many post-conflict countries, where morbidity and mortality are often high. While controlling disease outbreaks and reducing...
Epidemiological Impact of a Nationwide Measles Immunization Campaign in Viet Nam: A Critical review/Impact Epidemiologique D'une Campagne Nationale De Vaccination Antirougeoleuse Au Viet Nam : Revue critique/Impacto Epidemiologico De Una Campana Nacional De Inmunizacion Antisarampionosa En Viet Nam: Resena Critica
Introduction Measles is a childhood viral disease associated with a relatively high casefatality rate, especially in malnourished populations in developing countries. (1) It also causes numerous complications. (2-4) The disease has been successfully...
Global Campaign against Epilepsy: Assessment of a Demonstration Project in Rural China/Campagne Mondiale Contre L'epilepsie : Evaluation D'un Projet De Demonstration En Chine rurale/Campana Mundial Contra la Epilepsia: Evaluacion De Un Proyecto Piloto En la China Rural
Introduction Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder and affects around 50 million people worldwide. The majority of people with epilepsy have a good prognosis if they receive appropriate treatment. (1,2) In resource-poor countries,...
Local Generation of High-Quality Human Resources for Health Research
As illustrated on the cover of this issue of the Bulletin, vaccination and vaccine development remain a challenge in health research. Developing countries, usually the most affected by epidemics, should be building their own health research systems...
Smallpox: Dispelling the Myths
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr Donald A Henderson is a resident scholar at the Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University. Chief of the World Health Organization's...
South African Doctors Move Quickly to Contain New Virus: Four People Died after They Were Infected by a New Strain of Old World Arenavirus. the Rapid Response of the Investigating Team Was Crucial in Halting the Outbreak in Southern Africa and Calming Public Fears
When a microbiologist at a private laboratory requested assistance in a case of suspected viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF), alarm bells started ringing at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa. Dr Lucille Blumberg,...
Strengthening the Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV: A Call for Papers
Since the first cases of HIV infection were reported almost three decades ago, several initiatives and agencies, including the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the President's...
The New Bulletin: The Bulletin Underwent a Major Transformation in 1999. by Changing Its Title and Subsuming Other WHO Periodicals, It Was Pitched to a Wider Audience and Expanded Its Thematic Range. This Is the Third and Last Part of a Series about the History of the Bulletin to Mark Its 60th Anniversary
Under former Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland, two World Health Organization (WHO) periodicals--the World Health Forum and the World Health Statistics Quarterly--were incorporated into a bright new Bulletin. A position of editor-in-chief was...
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