Category Archives: General

Maternal and Child Health Handbook use for maternal and child care: a cluster randomized controlled study in rural Java, Indonesia

by Keiko Osaki, Tomoko Hattori, Akemi Toda et al. Journal of Public Health – Published: 09 January 2018 13 pp. 356 kB https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/pubmed/fdx175/23353797/fdx175.pdf Effectiveness of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (MCHHB), a home-based booklet for pregnancy, delivery and … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk TB

Editor Madhukar Pai GP Clinics – A CME Journal for Family Physicians, 2018 134 pp. 15.2 MB http://www.letstalktb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Lets-Talk-TB-3rd-2018-for- web.pdf The third edition of Let’s Talk TB (2018) is a compilation of a series of articles published in GP Clinics over … Continue reading

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Fake news and distrust of science could lead to global epidemics

by Heidi Larson and Peter Piot WIRED Magazine, January 2018 issue Read online at: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-fake-news-could-lead-to-epidemics Vaccines are one of the most important scientific inventions of all time, preventing millions of cases of disease every year and helping to consign once-deadly … Continue reading

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How people-centred health systems can reach the grassroots: experiences implementing community-level quality improvement in rural Tanzania and Uganda

by Tara Tancred, Rogers Mandu, Claudia Hanson et al. Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 33, Issue 1, 1 January 2018 13 pp. 302 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article-pdf/33/1/e1/23217193/czu070.pdf Quality improvement (QI) methods engage stakeholders in identifying problems, creating strategies called change ideas to … Continue reading

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Treatment of tuberculosis in complex emergencies in developing countries: a scoping review

by Geraldine Munn-Mace, Divya Parmar Health Policy and Planning, Published: 20 November 2017 11 pp. 314 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx157/21864033/czx157.pdf Almost 172 million people live in complex emergencies globally resulting from political and/or economic instability. The provision and continuity of health … Continue reading

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Plague in Madagascar – A Tragic Opportunity for Improving Public Health

by Paul S. Mead The New England Journal of Medicine, December 20, 2017 3 pp. 716 kB http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp1713881 For much of the world, the public health importance of plague has waned substantially over the past century. Antibiotic treatment and prophylaxis … Continue reading

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The Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Vol. 07, Number 04 (2017) The latest issue of the Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases has been released at: http://www.jmidonline.org You are invited to read the Table of Contents and then visit/download articles and items of interest for free.

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Social Media – Social Good

Social Media – Social Good Tim France Inis Communication, 2017 40 pp. 4.6 MB https://iniscommunication.us14.list-manage.com/track/click? =ad0964d17c2ad1ea5cb86bdeb&id=e4c82ea6e4&e=96d568e7 A step-by-step guide to harnessing the power of social media to ensure the 2030 Global Goals are achieved. The Inis team manages the social … Continue reading

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Madagascar can build stronger health systems to fight plague and prevent the next epidemic

by Matthew H. Bonds, Mohammed A. Ouenzar, Andres Garchitorena et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(1): e0006131 – Published: January 4, 2018 6 pp. 1.6 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006131&type=printable That there was an outbreak of plague in Madagascar this time of … Continue reading

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Perioperative patient outcomes in the African Surgical Outcomes Study: a 7-day prospective observational cohort study

by Bruce M Biccard, Thandinkosi E Madiba, Hyla-Louise Kluyts et al. The Lancet – Published Online January 3, 2018 11 pp. 870 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(18)30001-1.pdf There is a need to increase access to surgical treatments in African countries, but perioperative complications … Continue reading

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