Category Archives: General

Vector control gets new impetus and direction

Nature Microbiology 2, 17111 (2017), Published: 27 June 2017 1 pp. 66 kB https://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2017111.pdf The WHO’s plans to bolster global vector control measures blend audacious goals with a sensible approach that could save lives and stimulate economic growth and development … Continue reading

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Global Vector Control Response 2017–2030

(Version 5.4) Background document to inform deliberations during the 70th session of the World Health Assembly by Pedro Alonso, Dirk Engels, John Reeder et al. World Health Organization, 2017 49 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.who.int/malaria/areas/vector_control/Draft-WHO-GVCR-2017-2030.pdf Most vector-borne diseases can be prevented … Continue reading

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Social protection, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

by Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Elisa Mosler Vidal and Georgina Sturge Overseas Development Institute, June 2017 16 pp. 245 kB https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11583.pdf Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century and can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). … Continue reading

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Mental health is key to disaster risk reduction

by Carmen Valle CBM International, April 2016 4 pp. 375 kB https://mhpss.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cbm_policybrief_final.pdf Humanitarian crises have a major impact on mental health, worsening pre-existing conditions and creating new ones. There is now a clear consensus that humanitarian assistance should include mental … Continue reading

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Is incentive-based pay for India’s community health workers working?

by Sophie Bader Devex, 27 June 2017 Read online at: https://www.devex.com/news/is-incentive-based-pay-for-india-s-community-health- workers-working-90502 India’s 800,000 community health workers form the backbone of the country’s vast health care system. Apart from its size, what sets India’s vast network of so-called Accredited Social … Continue reading

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Shared learning in an interconnected world: the role of international health partnerships

by H Issa, K Kulasabanathan, A Darzi et al. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine – First Published June 21, 2017 4 pp. 177 kB http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0141076817712251 Although there is merit to be found in the current design of international … Continue reading

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Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E)

14.8.2017 to 25.8.2017 Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Application deadline: 1.7.2017 Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. They aid decision making and lead to improvements in project impact through maximising the … Continue reading

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Assessing the economic costs of unhealthy diets and low physical activity: an evidence review and proposed framework

by Christine Joy Candari, Jonathan Cylus et al. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2017 114 pp. 1.6 MB http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/342166/Unhealthy-Diets-ePDF- v1.pdf?ua=1 Unhealthy diets and low physical activity contribute to many chronic diseases and disability; they are responsible for some … Continue reading

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Population coverage of artemisinin-based combination treatment in children younger than 5 years with fever and Plasmodium falciparum infection in Africa, 2003-2015: A modelling study using data from national surveys

by Adam Bennett, Donal Bisanzio, Joshua O Yukich et al. The Lancet Glob Health, 2017 April; 5(4):e418-e427 10 pp. 822 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(17)30076-1.pdf Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are the most effective treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection. A commonly used … Continue reading

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Cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings: a smartphone image application as an alternative to colposcopy

by Caroline Gallay, Anne Girardet, Manuela Viviano et al. International Journal of Women’s Health, 22 June 2017, Vo. 2017:9 pp. 455-461 7 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.dovepress.com/getfile.php?fileID=37068 Visual inspection after application of acetic acid (VIA) and Lugol’s iodine (VILI) is a … Continue reading

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