Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 83, Number 12, December 2005, 881-968

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Translating policy into practice; Skin disease care in developing countries; Using vector control to the full; Life expectancy in former Soviet Union and eastern Europe

EDITORIALS

Putting evidence into practice in low-resource settings
- Kamran Siddiqi & James N Newell

The need for development assistance for health in the eastern European Region
- Martin McKee

Policy and partnership for health promotion — addressing the determinants of health
- Kwok-Cho Tang, Robert Beaglehole, & Desmond O'Byrne

NEWS

News

Polypill holds promise for people with chronic disease; Best defence against avian flu is to fight the virus in Asia; Quake victims reach help too late to save crushed limbs; Growing awareness of skin disease sparks flurry of initiatives

WHO News

Interview with Dr Samlee Plianbangchang; Recent news from WHO

RESEARCH

Evidence-based reproductive health care in Cameroon
- Alan TN Tita et al.

Trachoma in southern Sudan
- Jeremiah Ngondi et al.

Mapping the global distribution of trachoma
- Sarah Polack et al.

Development assistance for health in Eastern Europe
- Marc Suhrcke, Bernd Rechel, & Catherine Michaud

Chemical incidents of international public health concern
- B Olowokure et al.

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Dermatological training for primary healthcare workers in Mali
- Antoine Mahé et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

Exploiting the potential of vector control for disease prevention
- H Townson et al.

Research priorities in health equity
- WHO Task Force on Research Priorities for Equity in Health, & the WHO Equity Team

PERSPECTIVES

How gender (in) sensitive are the gender-related indices?
- Sherin Varkey & Subodh S Gupta

REVIEWERS

The Editorial Committee and Editorial Team would like to thank all those who gave generously of their time and expertise in reviewing the papers for the Bulletin in 2005.

INDEXES

Subject and author index for 2005