March Issue of WHO Bulletin
This month: Many papers in this issue address the special theme of communicable diseases in the South-East Asia region of the World Health Organization, which comprises
In the lead editorial, Jai P Narain & R Bhatia provide an overview of the challenges this region faces in dealing with communicable diseases.
In a second editorial, Jacob Kumaresan & Nalini Sathiakumar predict the impact that climate change will have on health in south-eastern
A third editorial by Nani Nair et al. discusses the challenges of tackling tuberculosis in this region.
In an interview, Prabhat Jha tells why accurately counting the world’s dead is of great importance to public health.
G Balakrish Nair & Jai P Narain discuss the public health classic by De & Chatterje, published in 1953, that culminated in the discovery of the cholera toxin.
Jai P Narain et al. discuss the aim to eliminate the neglected tropical diseases leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis and yaws.
Indrani Gupta & Pradeep Guin analyse whether funding for communicable diseases is adequate.
Natarajan Arunachalam et al. study the interplay of factors affecting breeding patterns of the dengue mosquito in six Asian cities in
Madhu Ghimire et al. describe how community-based programmes can reduce child deaths from diarrhoea and pneumonia in Nepal.
Patralekha Chatterjee reports from
Surendra K Sharma et al. consider how a high attrition rate in an antiretroviral clinic in
Narendra K Arora et al. call for local health workers to advise on developing polio vaccination campaigns in
S Kanungo et al. find that notification of cholera cases in
I Nyoman Kandun et al. describe the development of a field epidemiology training programme in
Lee Ji-yoon reports on how health care in the Republic of Korea has improved significantly in the past 30 years.
Douglas Huber et al. discuss how community health workers rapidly increased contraceptive use in rural Afghanistan.
William Eckersley et al. call for more research on the effects of chewing khat on drivers in
Buyanjargal Yadamsuren et al. discuss reasons for a 47% reduction in maternal mortality in Mongolia over seven years.
Volume 88, Number 3, March 2010, 161-240
Special theme of communicable diseases in the South-East Asia
IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN
Asia: Eliminating neglected tropical diseases; Asia: Is there enough money?; India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka & Thailand: Dengue control in Asian cities; Nepal: Reducing diarrhoea and pneumonia deaths; India: High hopes for cholera vaccine; India: Antiretroviral therapy in an urban clinic; India: Global lessons in polio campaigns; India: Cholera reporting inadequate; Cambodia, India & Singapore: Good sanitation pays; Indonesia: Strengthening surveillance and response; Republic of Korea: high-tech health care; Afghanistan: boost in family planning; Ethiopia: khat chewing and road accidents; Reduction in maternal mortality
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Eco-bio-social determinants of dengue vector breeding: a multicountry study in urban and periurban Asia
- Natarajan Arunachalam et al.
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Tracking maternal mortality declines in
- Buyanjargal Yadamsuren et al.
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POLICY AND PRACTICE
Communicable diseases in the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization: towards a more effective response
- Indrani Gupta & Pradeep Guin
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Elimination of neglected tropical diseases in the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization
- Jai P Narain et al.
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LESSONS FROM THE FIELD
- I Nyoman Kandun et al.
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Community-based interventions for diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections in Nepal
- Madhu Ghimire et al.
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