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CSU 70/2011: CAN POLIO BE ERADICATED? A SKEPTIC NO ...

Can Polio Be Eradicated? A Skeptic Now Thinks So By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Published: New York Times, February 14, 2011 Two weeks ago, at the end of an ...

CSU 71/2011: MALARIA ERADICATION IN 40 YEARS

   An interview with Dr Robert D Newman,  director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme since July 2009. ...

CSU 72/2011: THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF POLIOMYELITIS DEC ...

  A tour d’horizon by two well known writers on poliomyelitis. From their conclusions: If polioviruses are to be eradicated globally, sev ...

CSU 73/2011: SIX ITEMS ON DISEASE ERADICATION

CSU 59/2010: SIX ON ERADICATIONReaders of these updates will remember the uneven progress of disease radication initiatives dating back to the 1950s. ...

CSU 66/2011: HENDERSON ON SMALLPOX (1)

HENDERSON ON SMALLPOX   When D. A. Henderson took the reins of the Smallpox Eradication Programme in 1966, WHO was on the point of abandoning i ...

EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND DISTANCE ON THE VIRAL OU ...

·     EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND DISTANCE ON THE VIRAL OUTCOME OF CLINICAL SPECIMENS FROM ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS CASES ...

CSU 65/2011: TROPICAL DISEASES TARGETED FOR ELIMIN ...

     Readers, is it time for a series on disease eradication? Write to rdavis@africamail.com, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ ...

CSU 64/2010: CANCER PREVENTION IN DEVELOPING COU ...

      Am running again, for your reading delectation, a piece I ran a year ago on this underdiscussed topic.    Good ...
  • CENTRALIZED REMINDER/RECALL

    Full text, with references, is available to subscribers at http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2130727

CSU 63/2011: MULTIPLE INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE

  Ethiopia, rare in sub-Saharan Africa, was among those countries launching countrywide IRS after the WHA resolution of 1955. With five dec ...

CSU 60/2011: INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE INFORMED DEC ...

    A training course, in your choice of English or French, from Canada's National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools   ...

CSU 61/2011: THE RIGHT TO SUTURES: SOCIAL EPIDEMIO ...

  In this open access article, Venkatapuram and colleagues cover familiar ground, such as under-five mortality by quintile in several countries ...

CSU 62/2011: PLANNING FOR CONTROL OF NONCOMMUNICAB ...

From the executive summary of Capitalizing on the Demographic Transition: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseasesin South Asia:    ‘The go ...

CSU 58/2011: KENYA ROLLS IN THE 10VALENT PNEUMO VA ...

From the GAVI Alliance:   Pneumonia vaccine New tool to fight pneumonia in children in developing countries set for Kenya launch Kenya, wit ...

CSU 59/2011: ARE ADVANCE MARKET COMMITMENTS WORKIN ...

GAVI Chair Calls For Greater Reductions In Vaccine Prices For Developing Countries From the Kaiser Daily Global Health Report Tuesday, February ...

CSU 56: DISTRICT MAPPING FOR INTERVENTION AGAINST ...

Can district mapping permit underfunded ministries properly to target the areas where intervention is necessary against neglected tropical diseases? ...

CSU 57/2011: INTERMITTENT PREVENTIVE TREATMENT OF ...

Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children less than five years of age (IPTc) has been investigated as a measure to control the burden o ...

MOST ACCESSED 2011 ITEMS, JANUARY THROUGH MARCH

For your reading pleasure, I am listing here, in descending order, the 2011 items which had >100 hits. Only exception: Professor Sa ...

TOBACCO CONTROL CAMPAIGN IN URUGUAY: IMPACT ON SMO ...

·       TOBACCO CONTROL CAMPAIGN IN URUGUAY: IMPACT ON SMOKING CESSATION DURING PREGNANCY Jeffrey E. Harris, A ...

CSU 54/2011: FRACTIONAL COSTS OF INACTIVATED POLIO ...

  One difficulty with IPV is its cost, much higher than that of oral polio vaccine. This study from the Sultanate of Oman seeks to overcome that ...

CSU 52/2011: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING CHILD SURVIV ...

    From CDC's Streaming Health series, a general introduction available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOdDhxD6Da4 ...

CSU 53/2011: SMS TEXTING AND ARV TREATMENT ADHEREN ...

    Does this research have implications for other programmes, such as child vaccination, which have issues with dropout rates?   ...

CSU 55/2011: CAN POLIO BE ERADICATED? A SKEPTIC NO ...

Can Polio Be Eradicated? A Skeptic Now Thinks So By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Published: New York Times, February 14, 2011 Two weeks ago, at the end of an ...

FEASIBILITY OF MEASLES ERADICATION

Meeting in Geneva last November, WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts pronounced on several aspects of the work of EPI. The summary conc ...

CSU 51/2011: STOPPING WARS FOR CHILDREN

  In 1986, I got a call from Gregoria Monasta, the UNICEF rep in Mogadishu. 'Bob, Mr. Grant would like some cross border vaccinations done along ...

CSU 48/2011: MALNUTRITION AND MORTALITY IN DARFUR

‘Conclusion A meta-analysis of myriads of surveys permitted us to draw an overall picture of the situation in Darfur and to identify some of its ...

CSU 49/2011: MSM AND HIV TYPE 1 IN LOW- AND MIDDLE ...

  From  Kenya, Peru, Thailand and the Ukraine comes this review, by a Johns Hopkins group, of the epidemiological and social factors relati ...

CSU 46/2011: LOT QUALITY ASSURANCE METHODOLOGY FOR ...

  The 30 cluster vaccination coverage methodology has been in use since the 1970s. Until recently, lot quality assurance surveys have been littl ...

CSU 47/2011: MALARIA RDTs IN RWANDA, TANZANIA AND ...

  The malaria rapid diagnostic text, on the market since 2003, has seen slow acceptance even in countries where it poses obvious economic advant ...

CSU 45/2011: MDG 5 AND FAMILY PLANNING

Full text is at http://epirev.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/1/152.full#ref-49 Family planning has been cited as essential to the achievement of Mille ...

CSU 44/2011: POLIO IN INDIA

    This close look at polio in India is upbeat, but not without concerns.  From the editorial note:   ‘The current high ...
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