Category Archives: Other Infectious Diseases

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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Managing epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases

by Sylvie Briand, Margaux Mathis et al. Edited by: Thomson Prentice World Health Organization, ‎2018 260 pp. 30.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272442/9789241565530-eng.pdf? sequence=1&isAllowed=y Epidemics of infectious diseases are occurring more often, and spreading faster and further than ever, in many different regions … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization – Vol. 96, Nr 5, May 2018

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/5/en/ Highlights from the May 2018 issue: §  Earlier diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain §  Yellow fever: air travel and epidemic potential §  Attempting to eliminate malaria in Zambia §  Integrating tuberculosis and HIV care in South … Continue reading

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Latent TB Infection: Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

by Yohhei Hamada, Haileyesus Getahun, Mario Raviglione et al. World Health Organization, 2018 79 pp. 609 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260233/1/9789241550239-eng.pdf?ua=1 These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) in people living with HIV, household … 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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An innovative response to the challenge of financing global health research and development

Read online at: http://www.ghif.com/ The Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF) is a US$ 108 million social impact investment fund designed to provide financing to advance the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions against diseases that disproportionately burden low- … Continue reading

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Protecting the vulnerable is protecting ourselves: Norway and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

by Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée, Katerini T. Storeng Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, 2017 6 pp. 188 Kb https://tidsskriftet.no/en/2017/05/global-helse/protecting-vulnerable-protecting- ourselves-norway-and-coalition-epidemic Norway has played a critical role in the recent launch of the new Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation, revealing Norway’s … Continue reading

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Impact of Ebola experiences and risk perceptions on mental health in Sierra Leone, July 2015

by Mohamed F Jalloh1, Wenshu Li1, Rebecca E Bunnell et al. BMJ Glob Health, 2018; 3:e000471 12 pp. 638 kB http://gh.bmj.com/content/3/2/e000471.full.pdf The mental health impact of the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic has been described among survivors, family members and healthcare workers, … Continue reading

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