Category Archives: Essential Medicines

Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women

by Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen Malaria Journal,2018 17:211 – Published: 25 May 2018 11 pp. 1.1 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2360-z Malaria in pregnancy is a critical public health challenge, and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) has … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics

First edition (2018) – Executive summary 36 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.who.int/medical_devices/diagnostics/EDL_ExecutiveSummary_15may.pdf Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment … Continue reading

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Dispelling myths about drug procurement policy

by Marcel van Valen, David Jamieson, Lisa Parvin et al. The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 6, No. 6, e609–e610, June 2018 2 pp. 40.6 kB https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(18)30190-6.pdf Drug prices are controversial in all countries, and nowhere more so than in low-income … Continue reading

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COORDINATE, INTEGRATE, INVEST: How joint child health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions can deliver for your country’s future

WaterAid and PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease (Defeat DD) Initiative, 2018 12 pp. 759 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WA_PATH_Coordinate%20Integ rate%20Invest_EN.pdf Combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with routine childhood vaccinations and nutrition support could potentially save the lives of as many … Continue reading

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Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

by Susan Brink Goats and Soda, April 25, 2018 Read online at: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/04/25/605741439/giving-antibiotics- to-healthy-kids-in-poor-countries-good-idea-or-bad-idea What if a simple intervention could save tens of thousands of those children? Seems like a no-brainer — unless the method used to save them puts … Continue reading

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Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Jeremy D. Keenan, Robin L. Bailey, Sheila K. West et al. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:1583-1592, April 26, 2018 10 pp. 318 kB https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1715474 The authors hypothesized that mass distribution of a broad-spectrum antibiotic agent to preschool children … Continue reading

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Short Course: Quality of Medical Products & Public Health

17-21 September 2018 at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/quality-of-medical-products-and-public-health Application deadline: Friday 18th May at 5:00 pm There is increasing interest in the neglected subject of poor quality medicines/medical products, their epidemiology, origins, detection and impact and how … Continue reading

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Elimination of schistosomiasis: the tools required

by Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson et al. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2017, 6:158 – Published: 20 November 2017 9 pp. 791 kB https://idpjournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40249-017-0370-7 Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary and multisectoral coalitions as catalysts for action against antimicrobial resistance: Implementation experiences at national and regional levels

by Mohan P. Joshi, Chifumbe Chintu, Mirfin Mpundu et al. Global Public Health, 2018 – Published online: 20 March 2018 16 pp. 1.6 MB https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17441692.2018.1449230? needAccess=true In its 2015 Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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WHO Drug Information Volume 32, N° 1, 2018

88 pp. 1.5 MB http://www.who.int/entity/medicines/publications/druginformation/issues/WHO_DI_3 2-1.pdf?ua=1 The first issue for 2018 includes featured articles on the following topics: Quality Monitoring Safety of medicines Regulatory news section Section on Publications and events related to access, quality and use of medical products … Continue reading

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