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PLOS Collection on Minimally Invasive Autopsies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Amy Ross introduces the Minimally Invasive Autopsy Collection High quality data on the cause of death are important to help prioritize health policies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where mortality burden

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Epicentre/ Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Day 2017: Research and Discussion from the…

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PLOS Medicine Announces a Call for Research Papers, on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment…

Guest editors Nicola Low of the University of Bern, Switzerland and Nathalie Broutet of the World Health Organization, along with PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Richard Turner, discuss the rationale for a call for papers on sexually

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New ICMJE Requirements and the PLOS Data Policy

PLOS Medicine Chief Editor Larry Peiperl discusses the PLOS data policy in relation to new ICMJE requirements around sharing data from clinical trials In January 2016, member journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),

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New Health Workforce Action Plan Dodging the Difficult Questions

Mit Philips and Marielle Bemelmans of  Médecins Sans Frontières discuss the looming issue of how to afford an expanded health workforce in the countries that need it most The Seventieth World Health Assembly is currently underway

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MSF Scientific Days: An Opportunity to Think Critically and Do Better

Paul Simpson, Deputy Editor of PLOS Medicine, looks forward to the upcoming Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Scientific Days Conference Those interested in medical humanitarian research may well be heading to London next week

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Drugs for Malaria: the Challenge of Resistance to Front Line Therapy in Control and Elimination

In honor of World Malaria Day, Kasturi Haldar, Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Pathogens comments on the challenge of resistance to frontline drugs in malaria treatment, control, and elimination on the path to eradication.  From 2010-2015 new

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Malaria Prevention: Tackling the Gaps in Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach

Estrella Lasry, Tropical Diseases Advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the challenges of combating malaria in populations isolated by geography or violence. For this year’s World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has focused

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Research Matters: Diverse Voices Who Support the Value of Knowledge

In preparation for the March For Science (to be held in Washington, DC and other locations across the country on April 22), PLOS Pathogens Research Matters Editor Glenn Rall revisits the initial goal of the Research Matters series: an

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10 Years of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Publications Manager Charlotte Bhaskar celebrates PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10 year anniversary and looks forward to upcoming events and initiatives for the journal. On behalf of all of us at PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS

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Combatting Neglected Tropical Diseases: Much Progress, but Millions of Neglected Patients Lack…

Julien Potet of Médecins Sans Frontières discusses recent successes and presents suggestions for the next steps in the fight against NTDs. This week scientists, policy makers, and other global health actors will meet in Geneva for a

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Fogarty’s Essential Role in Implementation

Arthur Ammann discusses the role of the Fogarty International Center in implementing the discoveries at the NIH to improve health in low-income countries. The budget proposal from the White House has put funding for the

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PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure

The editors of PLOS Medicine are delighted to announce a forthcoming Special Issue focused on HIV research, along with guest editors Drs Linda-Gail Bekker, Steven Deeks and Sharon Lewin. Submissions are now being invited, with

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Announcing the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel

Soumya Swaminathan and Madhukar Pai announce the launch of the PLOS Tuberculosis Chanel This post also appears on the PLOS Channels & Collections Blog. Today, World TB Day, sees the launch of the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel.

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