The "vertical-horizontal" debates: time for the pendulum to rest (in peace)?

Bull World Health Organ. 2007 May;85(5):413-4. doi: 10.2471/blt.07.041756.


This section looks back to some ground-breaking contributions to public health, reproducing them in their original form and adding a commentary on their significance from a modern perspective. To complement the theme of this month’s issue, Mukund Uplekar & Mario C Raviglione review a paper by Halfdan Mahler on tuberculosis programmes in developing countries that was published in the Bulletin of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (1966;37:77-82). The paper is reproduced here in full.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Disease Control / trends*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
  • Developing Countries*
  • Humans
  • National Health Programs
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis / prevention & control*
  • Tuberculosis / therapy
  • World Health Organization*