Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 83, Number 2, February 2005, 81-160

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Treating HIV/AIDS in low-resource settings; Public health classic: smoking and lung cancer; Are the poor less healthy?; Private health insurance

EDITORIALS

Asian tsunami: death-toll addiction and its downside
- Michel Thieren

The challenge of private insurance for public good
- David B. Evans, Guy Carrin, & Timothy G. Evans

NEWS

News

Efforts under way to stem ‘brain drain’ of doctors and nurses; How can health research help to save 500 000 mothers?

WHO News

Tsunami body count is not a ghoulish numbers game; WHO in the tsunami crisis; Emergency doctor says WHO has key role in health crises

RESEARCH

Socioeconomic differences in burden of disease in Sweden
- Rickard Ljung et al.

Global burden of disease due to low consumption of fruit and vegetables
- Karen Lock et al.

Socioeconomic status and health-seeking behaviour in Bangladesh
- Syed Masud Ahmed et al.

Global distribution of risk factors by poverty
- Tony Blakely et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

Private health insurance and developing countries—Neelam Sekhri & William Savedoff

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS
- Daniel R. Hogan & Joshua A. Salomon

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSIC

Tobacco smoking as a possible etiologic factor in bronchiogenic carcinoma
- Ernest L. Wynder & Evarts A. Graham

Commentary: When truth is unwelcome: the first reports on smoking and lung cancer
- Michael J. Thun

PERSPECTIVES

Improving the world’s health through national public health institutes
- Jeffrey P. Koplan et al.
Missing deaths from pesticide self-poisoning at the IFCS Forum IV
- Flemming Konradsen et al.

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Return migration: policies and practices in Europe
- Jean-Christophe Dumont

LETTERS

Polio eradication — end-stage challenges
- Theodore H. Tulchinsky