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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS, CSO ALTERNATIVE REP TO GAVI ...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Civil Society Alternate Representative to the GAVI Alliance Board Published 15 April 2011  The GAVI Alliance is a public- ...

CSU 156/2011: READER COMMENT ON CHOICE OF VACCINE ...

Reader Greg Kiluva, gkiluva@unicef.org, cold chain specialist in the UNICEF Supply Division, comments on absorption refrigerators. By way of back ...

CSU 140/2011: A NEW WRINKLE IN COLD CHAIN SOLUTION ...

A NEW WRINKLE IN COLD CHAIN SOLUTIONS  From an unexpected source, the OECD, comes a report on global pandemics, at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/ ...

CSU 125/2011: THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN VIRAL DISEAS ...

By examining the role research has played in eradication or regional elimination initiatives for three viral diseases—smallpox, poliomyelitis, a ...

CSU 123/2011: IMPACT OF HOOKWORM INFECTION AND DEW ...

'Conclusions  Anaemia is most strongly associated with moderate and heavy hookworm infection. The impact of anthelmintic treatment is greatest wh ...

CSU 124/2011: SMALLPOX ERADICATION AND POLIO ERADI ...

'the question of eradicating smallpox in India was never purely a medical or biological issue, and never presented simplistically as such by those res ...

CSU 118/2011: HEALTH TRANSITION IN AFRICA/ TRANSIT ...

  Abstract below; full text at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995191/?tool=pubmed Bull World Health Organ. 2010 December 1; 88(12 ...

CSU 121/2011: CHANGES IN THE BURDEN OF MALARIA IN ...

    Sub-Saharan Africa defies generalization. Many islands and archipelagos have made striking progress against malaria. In central Africa ...

CSU 117/2011: VCT AND RCT AMONG PRENATAL ATTENDEES ...

  ‘Routine offer of antenatal HIV testing dramatically increased HIV testing in pregnant women and their partners in Uganda.’   ...

CSU 115/2011: INFECTIOUS DISEASES BURDEN IN SOUTH ...

 The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 11, Issue 4<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/issue/vol11no4/PIIS1473-3099(11)X7029-9>, Page ...

CSU 120/2011: INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE ACTION COMMIT ...

Dear  Robert, I was wondering if could send a link to the IRAC (Insecticide Resistance Action Committee) website on one of your forthcoming news ...

CSU 122/2011: DATA NEEDED FOR MODELING OF MEASLES ...

Szusz and colleagues review existing datasets  and look at those needed properly to model measles in developing  countries. 'The classi ...

CSU 119/2011: INEQUITIES OF ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANN ...

These authors from Johns Hopkins find inequitable access to family planning services in most African countries with evidence from Demographic and Heal ...

CSU 116/2011: EFFICACY OF ALBENDAZOLE IN SCHOOLCHI ...

Assessment of the Anthelmintic Efficacy of Albendazole in School Children in Seven Countries Where Soil-Transmitted Helminths Are Endemic Abstract is ...

MEASLES IN AFRICA, 2009-2010/ LA ROUGEOLE EN AFRIQ ...

MEASLES IN AFRICA/ LA ROUGEOLE EN AFRIQUE Measles outbreaks and progress towards meeting measles pre-elimination goals: WHO African Region, 2009&ndas ...

CSU 107/2011: EMERGING AND TRANSITIONING COUNTRIES ...

EMERGING AND TRANSITIONING COUNTRIES’ ROLE IN GLOBAL HEALTH   JENNIFER PRAH RUGER, Ph.D.* AND NORA Y. NG, Ph.D.**   * Associate Professor at Y ...

REDESIGNED VACCINATION CARDS TO REDUCE DROPOUT RAT ...

Should the vaccination card provide us with data (we already have those data in our registers) or to help the mother remember? This cheap, easy redes ...

CSU 112/2011: GAP BETWEEN PREFERRED AND ACTUAL BIR ...

Nothing predicts child survival better than birth intervals. The longer the gap between pregnancies, the higher the chances of survival. For those who ...

CSU 108/2011: TWO ON THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GO ...

1) HANS ROSLING ON THE MDGs   Food for thought at http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_the_good_news_of_the_decade.html He rebuts the view that ' ...

CSU 109/2011: THREE ON MALARIA VECTOR CONTROL

CONTRIBUTION FROM READER Thanks to Helen Pates Jamet, of Vestergaard-Fransen, who points out three open source publications looking at the perfor ...

CSU 113/2011: HIV AND TUBERCULOSIS

HIV is now driving the TB epidemic in many countries. This hourlong broadcast from CDC gives a detailed overview of all aspects of this problem. CDC ...

MATERIA NON MEDICA: FROM THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM

From the Shanghai Museum, this picture was painted during the dynasty of the "North Song" in 1018-1118.  The painting measures 22 feet long a ...

CSU 105/2011: MALARIA RESEARCH SERIES

The first global campaign against malaria, from 1955 to 1969, was characterized by a set of assumptions on how best to fight malaria, based on chloroq ...

UPDATES ON MALE CIRCUMCISION

Since the publication of three RCTs showing lower risk of HIV acquisition among African males, many countries have begun to promote MC. I passed a bil ...

CSU 101/2011: HEPATITIS B AND THE CASE OF THE MISS ...

Emily Oster proposes hep B infection as one explanation for the uneven sex ratios among newborns in several countries, where boys outnumber girls. If ...

CSU 102/2011: THREE ON CHINA'S ONE CHILD POLICY

Tks to reader Steve Wiersma for these three items on China's one child policy.   Bulte, E., N. Heerink, et al. (2011). "China's One-Chil ...

CSU 100/2011: TWO TALKS ON HIV/AIDS

Emily Oster examines five well known truths about HIV/AIDS in Africa and finds them wanting. She finds an economic explanation for trends in HIV/ ...

CSU 99/2011: HERBAL ANTIMALARIALS IN KILIFI, KENYA ...

Traditional herbal antimalarial therapy in Kilifi district, Kenya Submitted by patrick sampao on March 14, 2011 - 09:20 Author(s):  J.W. Gat ...

CSU 98/2011: THE BCG WORLD ATLAS: A DATABASE OF GL ...

   ‘Summary Points 'Despite nearly a century of use, the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine continues to be controversial, ...

CSU 110/2011: TOBACCO IN INDIA

The world’s most populous democracy struggles, with mixed success, against the tobacco industry. From the Indian Journal of Cancer Click for abstra ...
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