Claudia Pena Rossi of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative reflects on the Nobel Prize winning work of William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura and the current challenges in the fight against fiarial diseases. The Nobel Prize for Medicine The post Filarial Diseases and the Nobel Prize for Medicine: Going Even Further for Neglected Patients appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
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The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases team celebrates the 2015 Nobel Prize winners as well as recent victories in onchocerciasis elimination efforts. Unless you regularly work with neglected tropical diseases, onchocerciasis is probably a word you The post Adiós, River Blindness: The journey from drug discovery to elimination appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
Editors-in-Chief Kasturi Haldar and Grant McFadden highlight 10 years of PLOS Pathogens research in celebration of past accomplishments and future endeavors. As PLOS Pathogens turns 10, we are excited to assemble a collection of primary research articles that reflects the … Continue reading » The post PLOS Pathogens at 10 Years appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
On the eve of the UN summit on Sustainable Development goals, Alarcos Cieza of the WHO reminds us that disability is part of the human experience contributing to human diversity. On September 25-27 the United Nations Member States will meet … Continue reading » The post Health and the Sustainable Development Agenda: Leaving No One with Disability Behind appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
Jack O’Sullivan (@JackOSullivan3) recounts highlights from the third Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference, hosted last week by U.S. National Cancer Institute. Fifteen hundred years BC, the Ancient Egyptians recognised the potential harms of overtreatment – ‘tumor against the god Xenus, do thou … Continue reading » The post “Don’t just do something, Stand there!”: Highlights from PODC 2015 appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
By Serap Aksoy and Joel Ochieng An important goal for PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) is to develop global capacity in publication practices in low- and middle-income countries, given that NTDs disproportionately affect people living in these areas. Accordingly, … Continue reading » The post PLOS NTDs co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy and Associate Editor Dan Masiga conduct a Manuscript Writing Workshop at University of Nairobi, Kenya. appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
This week sees a major update to the PLOS Collection “Blue Marble Health: the mismatch between national wealth and population health” with the addition of 50 new papers, including two new editorials published today in PLOS Medicine and PLOS Neglected … Continue reading » The post Update to Blue Marble Health Collection appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
Karin Purshouse (@karinpurshouse), a clinical and academic junior doctor in Oxford, invites you to join the conversation with other early career researchers at the next OpenCon Community Call, this Wednesday, July 29. It is not always easy, as a junior researcher, … Continue reading » The post Hello, We’re Open appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
Ahead of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference held in 2015 in Vancouver, Canada (July 19-22), Helen Bygrave of MSF discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care. My main memory of … Continue reading » The post Simple but elusive – why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery? appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
As the Third International Conference on Financing for Development begins in Ethiopia, Áine Markham of Médecins Sans Frontières warns that basing funding decisions on country-level finance indicators could be a step backwards for global health, especially in middle-income countries. This month signals a critical … Continue reading » The post Dismantling gains in global health? appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
Today sees the addition of an important paper to the PLOS Collection Focus on Delivery and Scale: Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers; published in PLOS Medicine, David Wilson of World Bank looks at lessons learnt and challenges for developing and … Continue reading » The post Lessons and Challenges for Developing and Delivering HIV Programs for Sex Workers appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
Kaleem Hawa, Oluwaseyi Owaseye, Tara Kedia, and Ashton Barnett-Vanes comment on unequal access to global health career training opportunities and announce a fundraising campaign to help support internships at WHO Headquarters for young health professionals from low and middle income countries. Global health is … Continue reading » The post Advocating for Equitable Access to Global Health Internship Opportunities appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes, PLOS Medicine Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein visited Nepal to assess outbreak risks. Lorenz travelled with Anuj Bhattachan, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea and guidance from Deepak C. Bajracharya and Shyam Raj Upreti … Continue reading » The post Nepal after the recent earthquakes: reconstruction and vaccine-preventable enteric diseases appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
A recent study in PLOS Pathogens investigates how Epstein-Barr virus and malaria co-infection may create a lethal combination if the timing is right. Epstein-Barr virus and malaria are two infections that can each be controlled on their own, but a new study in … Continue reading » The post Malaria and Epstein-Barr Virus: A Lethal Combination appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.