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UMBILICAL CORD CLAMPING

'infants subjected to delayed cord clamping had 45% (95% confidence interval 23% to 71%) higher mean ferritin concentration (117 μg/L v 81 μg/ ...

INACTIVATED POLIO VACCINE AND GLOBAL POLIO ERADICA ...

 ‘Estívariz and colleagues' findings show the potential for a single IPV dose to improve protection for infants who have received tr ...

QUERY TO READERS: CRITICAL COMMUNITY SIZE FOR MEAS ...

In 1960, Bartlett placed at 250,000 to 300,000 the estimated critical community size necessary for perpetuation of measles virus in human populations. ...

ITPsp AND BIRTHWEIGHT IN IBADAN, NIGERIA

‘There is a need for improved utilisation of IPTsp as well as discouraging the use of herbal medications in pregnancy’   IPTsp AN ...

MEASURING HEPATITIS A

MEASURING HEPATITIS A   Background: World maps are among the most effective ways to convey public health messages such as recommended vacc ...

GFATM CANCELS ROUND 11 FUNDING

  GAVI funding has seen no recent shortfalls; recent cuts to GF funding, by contrast, place ARV availability at risk. GFATM CANCELS ROUND 11 FU ...

INTEGRATED SCHOOL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS, ZIMBABWE

‘Integrated school based antihelminthic and sustained prompt malaria treatment [at six month intervals] has a potential to reduce the burden of ...

RESURGENT MEASLES IN EUROPE

  In French and English at http://www.who.int/wer/2011/wer8649.pdf RESURGENT MEASLES IN EUROPE    Editorial note. The increase ...

THE IMPACTS OF MATERNAL MORTALITY AND CAUSE OF DEA ...

THE IMPACTS OF MATERNAL MORTALITY AND CAUSE OF DEATH ON CHILDRENS RISK OF DYING IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA: EVIDENCE FROM A POPULATION BASED SURVEILLANCE ...

FEASIBILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ORAL CHOLERA VACC ...

FEASIBILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ORAL CHOLERA VACCINE IN AN URBAN ENDEMIC SETTING IN BANGLADESH: A CLUSTER RANDOMISED OPEN-LABEL TRIAL Dr Firdausi Qa ...

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MATERNAL AGE AT CHILDBIRTH AND ...

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MATERNAL AGE AT CHILDBIRTH AND CHILD AND ADULT OUTCOMES IN THE OFFSPRING: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY IN FIVE LOW-INCOME AND MIDDLE-INCOME ...

IMPACT OF PCV10 VACCINATION IN KILIFI, KENYA

‘Since the introduction of the catch-up campaign there has been a marked attenuation in the frequency of cases.’ IMPACT OF PCV10 VACCIN ...

BCG VACCINATION OF SCHOOLCHILDREN

BCG VACCINATION OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN outline goes here The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Early Online Publication, 8 November 2011 doi:10.1016/ ...

CORRUPTION KILLS

‘According to this result, it could be hypothesized that roughly 1.6% of world deaths in children could be explained by corruption meaning that, ...

ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS AND PEDIATRIC PEDESTRIAN I ...

‘[T]he built environment is directly related to the risk of pedestrian injury.’        ROADWAY CHARACTERIST ...

CHILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC POSITION AND LEAD POISONING R ...

‘Low childhood and adult SES were related to higher tibia lead levels, and both were also independently associated with higher pessimism.’ ...

CHALLENGES IN MEASURING MEASLES CASE FATALITY RATI ...

       ‘[W]e believe that accurate measles CFRs can be obtained from meticulously conducted    retr ...

PERSISTENT TRANSMISSION OF ONCHOCERCIAISIS

PERSISTENT TRANSMISSION OF ONCHOCERCIASIS Prevalence of onchocerciasis in the Fundong Health District, Cameroon after 6 years of continuous commu ...

INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY IN INDIA

INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY IN INDIA   Infant and Child Mortality in India in the Last Two Decades: A Geospatial Analysis Abhishek Singh1, ...

POPULATION, POVERTY, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A World Bank study: ‘Although family planning programs are only one policy lever to help reduce fertility, studies find them effective.’ ...

SEASON'S GREETINGS

Season's greetings to those observing the season of Advent, which starts on 27 November this year. For those unfamiliar with it, details are at http:/ ...

THE IMPACT OF TOBACCO PRICES ON SMOKING IN INDIA

  ‘Findings from this study provide additional evidence of the effectiveness of tobacco prices at reducing tobacco use.’ SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFER ...

IS YOUTH SMOKING RESPONSIVE TO CIGARETTE PRICES?

'an increase in price of 10 percent would reduce youth cigarette consumption by 21.1 percent at the mean.'Abstract below; full text, with figures, is ...

MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE OF VACCINATION PROGRAMS

  ‘Justin Lessler and colleagues describe a method that estimates the fraction of a population accessible to vaccination activities, a ...

GAVI BOARD INTRODUCES NEW AND UNDERUSED VACCINES F ...

With becoming modesty, the GAVI Alliance has announced support to introduction of two new vaccines. I count three, since the mass adm ...

ESTIMATED GLOBAL MORTALITY FROM ROTAVIRUS IN <5s B ...

  ESTIMATED GLOBAL MORTALITY FROM ROTAVIRUS IN <5s BEFORE VACCINE INTRODUCTION Ten countries (India, Nigeria, Pakistan, DRC, Ethiopia, A ...

PROGRESS TOWARD IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN PAPILLOMAV ...

  1)  PROGRESS TOWARD IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINATION – THE AMERICAS, 2006-2010 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Re ...

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS, CANADA, 'ACTION FOR HEA ...

 Call for Applications: Post-Doctoral FellowshipsDeadline for applications, 13 Feb 2012From: Alixandra Holtby, HoltbyA@smh.ca The ACHIEVE Resear ...

MALARIA, PNEUMONIA AND DIARRHEA AMONG UNDER-FIVE R ...

  ‘[P]neumonia and diarrhea are important causes of mortality among refugee children. Malaria remains a significant cause of child mortali ...

HEALTH CENTER SURVEYS AS A POTENTIAL TOOL FOR MONI ...

HEALTH CENTER SURVEYS AS A POTENTIAL TOOL FOR MONITORING MALARIA EPIDEMIOLOGY BY AREA AND OVER TIME Best viewed at http://www.plosone.org/article ...

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