Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 4, April 2004, 239-318


Medicinal plant use in Bolivia; Global prevalence of dependency; Rubella immunity in Indian hospitals; Cost-effective sanitation in Afghanistan


Road safety is no accident: a call for global action
- Adnan A. Hyder

Strengthening care of the injured globally
- Charles Mock et al.

Avian influenza and influenza pandemics
- Stefano Lazzari & Klaus Stöhr


Use of medicinal plants and pharmaceuticals by indigenous communities
- Ina Vandebroek et al.

Current and future dependency and dependency ratios worldwide
- Rowan H. Harwood et al.

Rubella serosurveys at Aravind Eye Hospitals in India
- Perumalsamy Vijayalakshimi et al.

Infant and child mortality in rural Burkina Faso
- Heiko Becher et al.

Family-planning workers and sexual and reproductive health services in China
- Xiaowen Tu et al.

Kabul latrine revision project
- D.R. Meddings et al.


Empirical cotrimoxazole prophylaxis and HIV infection
- Christopher J. Gill et al.
Commentary: Steven Graham

HIV serostatus disclosure: Implications for pMTCT
- Amy Medley et al.


Evidence-based public health
- Reiner Banken
Food fight: the inside story of the food industry, America’s obesity crisis, and what can be done about it
- Derek Yach



EU faces world’s fastest growing HIV epidemic; MMR controversy raises questions about publication ethics; Scientific publishers divided over US trade embargo ruling; Sexual abuse on the rise in Africa — governments must act; In brief; In focus: Clinical trials without ethical review under the spotlight

WHO News

Growing road traffic death toll requires action from all sectors, urges new report; PAHO works to restore public health services in Haiti; World is ill-prepared for “inevitable” flu pandemic; Substance addiction treatable, says new report; Governments must promote breastfeeding, says WHO and UNICEF