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BRAZIL'S EXPERIENCE WITH CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DIS ...

Brazil is the yardstick by which other middle income countries can judge their performance in combatting infectious diseases. Infectious diseases, whi ...

GAME CHANGER IN HIV PREVENTION?

A randomized clinical trial in developed and developing countries has shown dramatic declines in HIV transmission among serodiscordant heterosexu ...

CSU 177/2011: HIV PREVALENCE IN ZIMBABWE

HIV in Zimbabwe is disappearing like ‘snow in the desert’, in dramatic contrast to its neighbouring countries, mystifying epidemiologists, ...

CSU 173/2011: GOOD GOVERNANCE AND NEW VACCINE INTR ...

 I found this article the same week that I read about Merck's donation of HPV vaccine to Rwanda, the first country in central Africa to introduce ...

CSU 174/2011: SETH BERKLEY ON VACCINE STRATEGY

Video talk and transcript at http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/seth_berkley_hiv_and_flu_the_vaccine_strategy.htmlDiscussion of the flu pandemic of 191 ...

CSU 175/2011: GLOBAL PLAN FOR ROAD SAFETY/ CHILDR ...

1) GLOBAL PLAN FOR THE DECADE OF ACTION FOR ROAD SAFETYIn six languages, at http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/plan/en/index.htmlCountry p ...

CSU 172/2011: DETERMINANTS OF EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEE ...

‘The EBF rate in Nigeria is low and falls well short of the expected levels needed to achieve a substantial reduction in child mortality. Antena ...

CSU 170/2011: IMPROVING ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION IN DE ...

Best viewed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2474611/ BMC Health Serv Res. 2008; 8: 134. Published online 2008 June 21. doi: ...

THE PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

Epidemiology is the queen of the sciences. Here, Philip Brachman of CDC lays down the principles of epidemiology. Best viewed t  http://www.ncbi ...

CSU 151/2011: MALARIA RESEARCH IN AFRICA, 1948-200 ...

The majority of malaria RCT conducted in Africa report on drug treatment and prevention in children; there is need for more research done in pregnant ...

CSU 153/2011: AGAINST EUPHORIA

Those who believe that Africa is within shooting distance of malaria elimination may wish to reconsider their position after reading this article. On ...

CSU 154/2011: ECONOMIC VALUE OF DENGUE VACCINE IN ...

‘A 50% efficacious vaccine was highly cost-effective [< 1x per capita gross domestic product (GDP) ($4,289)] up to a total vaccination cost o ...

LESSONS LEARNED FROM FIRST YEAR OF MC IMPLEMENTATI ...

  The authors reviewed health facilities for seven criteria for provision of male circumcision services:       Room ...

THE BROAD STREET PUMP

Wikipedia article below; also at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1854_Broad_Street_cholera_outbreak See also ‘On the Mode of Communication of Chol ...

CSU 178/2011: PROVIDER INITIATED HIV TESTING, AN A ...

‘The introduction of routine PITC using lay counsellors into health-care clinics in Lusaka, Zambia, dramatically increased the uptake and accept ...

CSU 176/2011: CHILD HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN SOUTH A ...

Explaining household socio-economic related child health inequalities using multiple methods in three diverse settings in South Africa From the autho ...

CSU 169/2011: USE OF MASS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS TO CHANG ...

‘[M]ass media campaigns can produce positive changes or prevent negative changes in health-related behaviours across large populations.’ ...

CSU 159/2011: SCHISTOSOMIA9 ELIMINATION

This article, originally published in 2010, continues to generate editorial correspondence. The article and letters to the editor, with authors’ ...

CSU 160/2011: PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI MALARIA IN MALAY ...

‘P. knowlesi is the most common cause of childhood malaria in Kudat. Although infection is generally uncomplicated, anemia is common and thrombo ...

CSU 155/2011: VACCINATION: RATTLING THE SUPPLY CHA ...

Vaccination: rattling the supply chain The introduction of new vaccines, combined with a push to expand immunization globally to reach every child, is ...

CSU 152/2011: TWO ON BARRY BLUMBERG AND THE DEFEAT ...

First, the magisterial obituary of the Nobel laureate from the current issue of The Economist. Second, Blumberg’s last review article ...

CSU 163/2011: TWO ON RABIES

With intradermal vaccination of rabies vaccine in fractionated doses, vaccination of high risk groups (here, rag pickers in Himachal Pradesh) is becom ...

CSU 141/2011: MASS CAMPAIGN BEDNET DISTRIBUTION IN ...

The phrase 'mass campaign' raises hackles among some advocates of integrated health services. But if you are trying rapidly to increase bednet coverag ...

LOW TITERS OF MEASLES ANTIBODY IN MOTHERS WHOSE IN ...

  ‘The mean measles neutralizing titer in 18 vaccinated mothers without natural boosting were significantly lower than that in 13 age-matc ...

CSU 167/2011: IMPACT OF VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTATION ...

As the world moves towards 2015 and MDG4, how can we increase the coverage for routine vitamin A supplementation? Amid the positive results, the absen ...

CSU 162/2011: MORTALITY TRENDS IN A NIGERIAN TEACH ...

  Death from infectious disease and trauma declined from 1,048 and 1,441 in the first decade (1977 – 1986) to 478 and 133 in the last deca ...

CSU 161/2011: PMTCT IN KISUMU, KENYA

PMTCT IN KISUMU, KENYA From the editors’ summary:  What Do These Findings Mean? Although these findings are limited by the single-arm de ...

CSU 157/2011: CDC GRAND ROUNDS: THE OPPORTUNITY FO ...

Note, in particular, the graphics showing changes over time in bednet utilization in countries which have measured this twice.Can we do better th ...

VACCINES AGAINST CANCER: THE GAVI VIEW

VACCINES AGAINST CANCER: THE GAVI VIEW While hep B vaccine is now given in almost all countries, HPV is given, to my knowledge, only in one African c ...

CSU 138/2011: WHERE IN THE WORLD . . .

Dear Readers, since this site's launching in late December 2010, it has had visitors from 122 countries and territories. Here they are, in descending ...

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