Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 82, Number 5, May 2004, 319-398


Detecting severe illness in infants; Sexual violence in relationships; Global typhoid burden; Averting a malaria disaster


Creating healthier societies
- M.G. Marmot

Registering clinical trials is necessary for ethical, scientific and economic reasons
- Gerd Antes

Working across sectors for public health
- Roberto Bertollini & Vivienne Taylor Gee


Signs of illness in Kenyan infants aged <60 days
- Mike English et al.

Sexual violence of intimate partners in Cape Town
- Naeemah Abrahams et al.

Cataract surgery: a global and regional cost-effectiveness analysis
- Rob Baltussen et al.

The global burden of typhoid fever
- John A. Crump et al.

Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in tuberculosis patients
- Frank B.D. Mwaungulu et al.

A simplified screening for thalassaemia and haemoglobin E
- Goonnapa Fucharoen et al.

The future incidence of leprosy: a scenario analysis
- Abraham Meima et al.


Averting a malaria disaster in Africa
- Christopher J.M. Whitty et al.

Genomics knowledge and the patent system
- Richard D. Smith et al.


Circles of recovery: self-help organizations for addictions
- Isidore Obot & Shekhar Saxena



Ailing Russian health-care system in urgent need of reform; Ireland stubs out smoking in the workplace; Monkey malaria could represent a new human strain; Microbicides preventing HIV infection could be available by 2010; New generation of non-profit initiatives tackles world’s “neglected” diseases

WHO News

Randomized controlled trials join international register; Diabetes cases in Africa to double in next 25 years; Potential meningitis tragedy averted; Vaccination campaign in the Americas kicks off in Haiti; Fifty-seventh World Health Assembly, 17–22 May 2004: provisional agenda items