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HPV VACCINATION FOR GHANA?

  HPV VACCINATION FOR GHANA? Thursday, 21st of April 2011   Ghana Med J. 2010 June; 44(2): 70&nd ...

COST AND FINANCING ISSUES LIMIT ACCESS TO THE HPV ...

‘Cervical cancer . . . is the leading cancer in women in half the countries of the world and mostly affects relatively young poor women. But the ...

TOWARDS AN IMPROVED INVESTMENT APPROACH FOR AN EFF ...

  ‘Our framework incorporates major efficiency gains through community mobilisation, synergies between programme elements, and benefits of ...

THE 30 YEARS' WAR AGAINST AIDS -- COMMENT FROM THE ...

‘[T]his is the sort of area where a single scientific breakthrough might, like the invention of AIDS-suppressing drugs and the discovery that th ...

THE END OF AIDS?

A video from The Economist, at http://www.economist.com/blogs/multimedia/2011/06/end-aidswith a retrospective look at 30 years of HIV/AIDS.Good viewin ...

THE HISTORY OF AIDS: HEROES AND VILLAINS

The history of AIDS : Heroes and villains The story of AIDS involves many larger-than-life characters, good and bad The Economist, Jun 2nd 2011 | fr ...

NEW ESTIMATES OF THE POPULATION IMPACT OF CIRCUMCI ...

  ‘Communities, and especially women, may benefit much more from circumcision interventions than had previously been predicted, and these ...

MALE CIRCUMCISION AND LOWER PREVALENCE OF HPV LESI ...

‘This study suggests that circumcision reduces the prevalence of HPV-associated flat lesions and may ultimately reduce male to female HPV transm ...

ACCELERATING MEASLES CONTROL IN INDIA: THE OPPORT ...

Will the world's most populous democracy do the right thing?INDIAN PEDIATRICS 939 VOLUME 46 Accelerating Measles Control in India: Opportunity and Ob ...

LOW RISK HPV AND MALE CIRCUMCISION IN YOUNG SOUTH ...

    ‘This study shows a reduction in LR-HPV infection among circumcised men.’ Best read at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.g ...

VACCINE PRICE CUTS ANNOUNCED BY WESTERN AND INDIAN ...

This Bloomberg News item on price cuts to GAVI and to 'graduating GAVI' countries. In terms of current GAVI expenditure, the cuts in the cost of penta ...

THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN VIRAL DISEASE ERADICATION ...

  ‘Summary Points ‘Lessons from the smallpox, poliomyelitis, and measles eradication/elimination initiatives (in particular ...

SOCIAL INEQUALITIES, REGIONAL DISPARITIES AND HEAL ...

‘North African countries have still a long way to go to reduce social inequalities and health inequity at different levels: rural-urban, advanta ...

THE KENYAN HEALTH SYSTEM, VIEWED THROUGH AN EQUITY ...

  'The Kenyan health system is highly inequitable and policies aimed at promoting equity and addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable hav ...

DOES RECESSION REDUCE GLOBAL HEALTH AID?

‘Any important decrease in overall DAH following the current economic recession would have little historical precedent and claims of inevitabili ...

EFFECT OF DEEP TUBE WELL USE ON CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA ...

‘The introduction of deep tube wells to reduce arsenic in drinking water in rural Bangladesh had the additional benefit of lowering the incidenc ...

PROJECTIONS OF GLOBAL HEALTH OUTCOMES FROM 2005 TO ...

  The base model projects that deaths from communicable diseases (CDs) will decline by 50%, whereas deaths from both non-communicable diseases ( ...

RAINFALL, TEMPERATURE AND CHOLERA INCIDENCE

‘A 1°C increase in temperature at 4 months lag resulted in a 2-fold increase of cholera cases, and an increase of 200 mm of rainfall at 2 mo ...

REFLECTION ON 30 YEARS OF AIDS

'On June 5, 1981, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), described Pneum ...

LEPROSY ELIMINATION: A REVIEW

‘At present, we lack the tools both to protect people from developing leprosy and to diagnose and treat the disease in its sub-clinical form. Si ...

THE VIEW OVER THE HORIZON IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Writing in the Milbank Quarterly, Hilary Graham asks whether public health should focus on present or on future problems. In the case of the least dev ...

WHAT SERIAL KILLERS AND EPIDEMICS HAVE IN COMMON

Though it's often said that serial killers and diseases strike at random, a new study shows that they both kill victims in a predictable pattern. That ...

SMOKE-FREE HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN AND DECREASING ...

With No Tobacco Day on 31 May, why not another item on tobacco and kids?  ‘This is the first study to quantify average annual decreases in ...

TWO ON INTERNATIONAL VACCINE PRICING

TWO ON VACCINE PRICING 1)      UNICEF’s recent publication of vaccine prices paid to individual manufacturers, accessi ...

UNDER-5 MORTALITY DUE TO HIV: REGIONAL LEVELS AND ...

‘[I]n 2009, HIV accounted for roughly 2.1% (1.2–3.0%) of under-5 deaths in low- and middle-income countries and 3.6% (2.0–5.0%) in s ...

RAPID IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED LARGE-SCALE ...

'Through integrated campaigns it is feasible efficiently to cover large proportions of eligible adults in rural underserved communities with multiple ...

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH IN BRAZIL

How many countries have seen their Gini coefficient move from 0.64 to 0.49 in their urban areas? Brazil is proof positive that state intervention can ...

CIRCUMCISED HIV-INFECTED MEN AND HPV TRANSMISSION

‘Male circumcision is important for reduction of not only HIV infection but also HPV infection in HIV-negative men and their female partners. Ho ...

TRENDS IN SELECTIVE ABORTIONS OF GIRLS IN INDIA

'India's 2011 census revealed a growing imbalance between the numbers of girls and boys aged 0—6 years, which we postulate is due to increased p ...

FOUR ON MALARIA BEDNETS

BEDNETS I: WHICH NETS ARE BEING USED ‘[M]ore education about use and care of nets; making nets more resistant to damage; and encouraging net me ...
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