Category Archives: Other Infectious Diseases

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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WHO Online course: Cholera – Introduction (English/Arabic عربى/Hausa)

Start: anytime https://openwho.org/courses/cholera-introduction-en This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. It includes materials that can … Continue reading

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Impact of Four Years of Annual Mass Drug Administration on Prevalence and Intensity of Schistosomiasis among Primary and High School Children in Western Kenya: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study

by Bernard O. Abudho, Eric M. Ndombi, Bernard Guya et al. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Available online: 12 March 2018 17 pp. 382 kB http://www.ajtmh.org/deliver/fulltext/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0908/tpmd170908.pdf? itemId=/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17- 0908&mimeType=pdf&containerItemId=content/astmh Schistosomiasis remains a major public health problem in … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Access to Hepatitis C Treatment

Focus on Overcoming Barriers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries by Françoise Renaud, Peter Beyer, Marc Bulterys et al. World Health Organization, March 2018 68 pp. 2.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260445/1/WHO-CDS-HIV-18.4-eng.pdf?ua=1 A new WHO report shows that the annual number of people receiving … Continue reading

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Single dose moxidectin versus ivermectin for Onchocerca volvulus infection in Ghana, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a randomised, controlled, double-blind phase 3 trial

by Nicholas O Opoku, Didier K Bakajika, Eric M Kanza et al. The Lancet, Published Online January 17, 2018 10 pp. 552 kB https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673617328441/pdfft? md5=4117eb319b9d35aa5392b50cc5e19b2c&pid=1-s2.0-S0140673617328441-main.pdf The morbidity and socioeconomic effects of onchocerciasis, a parasitic disease that is primarily endemic in … Continue reading

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Preliminary assessment of the computer-based Taenia solium educational program ‘The Vicious Worm’ on knowledge uptake in primary school students in rural areas in eastern Zambia

by Emma C. Hobbs, Kabemba Evans Mwape, Inge Van Damme et al. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 23 No. 3, March 2018 9 pp. 171 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.13029/epdf The zoonotic helminth Taenia solium is endemic in Zambia, causing human (taeniasis … Continue reading

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Integrating neglected tropical diseases in global health and development

Fourth WHO report on neglected tropical diseases World Health Organization, 2017 278 pp. 7.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255011/1/9789241565448-eng.pdf This report evaluates the changing global public health landscape; assesses progress towards the 2020 targets; and considers the possible core elements of a strategic … Continue reading

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Guideline: preventive chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infections in at-risk population groups

by Antonio Montresor, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Pura Rayco-Solon et al. World Health Organization, 2017 87 pp. 1.6 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258983/1/9789241550116-eng.pdf This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on preventive chemotherapy, as a public health intervention in areas endemic for soil-transmitted helminths, to … Continue reading

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SAGE Yellow Book: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

17 – 19 October 2017 Executive Boardroom, WHO HQ, Geneva 472 pp. 30.9 MB(!) http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2017/october/Yellow_book_SAGE_O ctober_2017.pdf?ua=1 SAGE Working Groups are established as resources intended to increase the effectiveness of SAGE deliberations by reviewing and providing evidence-based information and options for … Continue reading

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