Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 1, January 2004, 1-81

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Polio and immune deficiency disorders; Vaccine-derived polio: lessons learned; Which post-polio immunization policy?; Challenges to polio-free certification

EDITORIALS

Polio eradication: finishing the job and protecting the investment
- David L. Heymann

The volunteers’ contribution to polio eradication
- Jonathan Majiyagbe

RESEARCH

Poliovirus carriers and immune deficiency
- Neal Halsey et al.

Economic analysis of polio immunization policies
- Nalinee Sangrujee et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses
- Olen Kew et al.

Certification of polio eradication
- Sir Joseph Smith et al.

Routine polio immunization in the post-certification era
- Roland W. Sutter et al.

Framework for post-certification policy
- R. Bruce Aylward & Stephen L. Cochi

Polio control after certification
- Paul E.M. Fine et al.

Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis
- T. Jacob John
Commentary: D.M. Salisbury

ROUND TABLE

Containment of poliovirus and global certification
- Walter R. Dowdle et al.

Discussion
- Barry D. Schoub; Anton M. Van Loon; Jagadish M. Deshpande; Hermann G. Schatzmayr

PHOTO SPECIAL

The last days of polio. World-famous photographer, Sebastião Salgado, captures key moments in the battle to eradicate polio

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Continent of mothers. Continent of hope. Understanding and promoting development in Africa today
- Birte Twisselmann
The anthrax letters: a medical detective story
- Peter Turnbull
Terrorism and public health: a balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people
- Robert Beaglehole

NEWS

News

South Africa unveils national HIV/AIDS treatment programme; Drug research must aim for health care benefits, not just commercial returns; Health research influences political manifestos in Nigeria; Global Forum highlights deficits in disease and gender research; UN to vote on cloning in one year, not two

WHO News

WHO hopes 3-by-5 plan will reverse Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic; Neglecting health systems costs too many lives, states The world health report 2003; Climate change to increase incidence of diseases; SARS case confirmed in southern China; Half a million tuberculosis patients to get free medicines

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Updated guidelines for contributors

Acknowledgement: Susan E. Robertson and Roland W. Sutter, in collaboration with Ramesh Shademani, coordinated the special theme.

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