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High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection

Margaret Kruk, Hannah Leslie, and Muhammad Ali Pate introduce the PLOS Collection on High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era. In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 Sustainable Development

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malERA Refresh collection: an updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication

PLOS Medicine announces the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda Refresh collection. In 2016, an estimated 216 million cases of malaria and 445 000 deaths occurred in the 91 countries with ongoing malaria transmission, mostly affecting children in

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Human Trafficking, Exploitation, and Health: a new PLOS Collection

PLOS Medicine Associate Editor Colleen Crangle introduces the PLOS Collection on Human Trafficking, Exploitation and Health. The exploitation of people for forced labor or forced marriage now affects over 40 million worldwide. Every nation is implicated

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PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Climate change and health

The editors of PLOS Medicine announce a forthcoming special issue devoted to the health impacts of climate change. Research submissions are now being invited, with a deadline of February 2nd, 2018. Climate change and the impacts

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Evaluating progress on the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV infection: Week 1 of the PLOS…

Senior Editor Richard Turner discusses the content published in week 1 of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on HIV/AIDS. This week, PLOS Medicine begins publication of a Special Issue on Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment

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PLOS Cholera Channel – Meet the Editors

Andrew Azman, Louise Ivers, Francisco Luquero and Lorenzo Pezzoli announce the launch of the PLOS Cholera Channel. Today sees the launch of the PLOS Cholera Channel. Channels are resources for research communities: a single destination to

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Cholera in Yemen: Why are vaccines not being used?

PLOS Medicine Specialty Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein urges the WHO to act in response current cholera outbreak in Yemen According to Oxfam/BBC the current cholera outbreak in Yemen has caused more cases and deaths

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Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal on America’s Opioid Epidemic

Visit source –  Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal on America’s Opioid Epidemic

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Vectors Collection: A Call for Papers

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases announces a collection on vector-borne diseases. Research submissions are now being invited, with a deadline of January 1, 2018. As previously noted in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), while the last

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In Honor of the late Dr. David Thorley-Lawson

Samuel H. Speck, PLOS Pathogens Section Editor, and Alexander Poltorak, Associate Professor at Tufts University, remember their friend and colleague David Thorley-Lawson, and reflect on his contributions to the understanding of Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein-Barr virus

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PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity

The editors of PLOS Medicine together with guest editors Carolyn S. P. Lam, Kazem Rahimi, and Steven Steinhubl are delighted to announce a forthcoming special issue focused on cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity. Research submissions are

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A PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Trauma

An overview of the first week of the PLOS Medicine Trauma Special Issue This month, PLOS Medicine is proud to present our Special Issue on Traumatic Injury. Guest Editors Professor Karim Brohi (Queen Mary University of London)

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Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis in Cameroon

PLOS NTDs Editors-in-Chief Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy discuss new research and the global effort towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis. One of the most significant, yet often unheralded, accomplishments from the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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American Zika in 2016 and 2017: The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll

As North America heads into summer, Peter Hotez, co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, discusses the risk for Zika outbreaks and hopes Mr. Hyde doesn’t rear his ugly head. In 1886 Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson published

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