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Innovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in Laos

Guest contributor Monica Graham is a communications officer with our Vaccine Access and Delivery Program. Thanks to an innovative partnership between Microsoft employees and PATH, thousands of children in Laos no longer face the possibility of severe, lifelong brain injury … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCervical cancer vaccines: will our best hopes be realized?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactNew infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival ;

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Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-Like Illness in US in Near Real-Time

The number of hits for wiki pages on Influenza, Flu Season, and Tamiflu correlated better with CDC’s estimates of influenza-like illness better than Google Flu Trends according to an article in PLoS Computational…

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Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus in Guinea — Preliminary Report — @NEJM

A report in the current New England Journal of Medicine on the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea. Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease…

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Innovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in Laos

Laos

Guest contributor Monica Graham is a communications officer with our Vaccine Access and Delivery Program. Thanks to an innovative partnership between Microsoft employees and PATH, thousands of children in Laos no longer face the possibility of severe, lifelong brain injury … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCervical cancer vaccines: will our best hopes be realized?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactNew infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival ;


Timelier notification and action with mobile phones-towards malaria elimination in South Africa

Background: Surveillance with timely follow-up of diagnosed cases is a key component of the malaria elimination strategy in South Africa.


Finding a Practical Approach to Folic Acid Supplementation and Intermittent Preventive…

n 2012 the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Program reconfirmed the use of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp) using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). IPTp now may be given at each antenatal care (ANC) visit after the first trimester as long as it is a month since the last dose. Countries have been moving forward in reviewing and adapting/adopting this guidance where appropriate. One of the key challenges countries have faced is what to do about folic acid, which is given concurrently with IPTp as part of focused ANC.


Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-Like Illness in US in Near Real-Time

Flu virus Credit NIAID

The number of hits for wiki pages on Influenza, Flu Season, and Tamiflu correlated better with CDC’s estimates of influenza-like illness better than Google Flu Trends according to an article in PLoS Computational…


Biochemical and functional characterization of Plasmodium falciparum GTP cyclohydrolase I

Background: Antifolates are currently in clinical use for malaria preventive therapy and treatment.


Water Everlasting? A Film Screening & Panel Discussion Invitation

For decades, aid groups have traveled to Haiti to donate wells, tanks, and water purification machines. But these efforts often fail because of poor management and maintenance. Today, nearly 70 percent of Haitians still lock access to clean water. This story is different. It’s about Haitians and foreigners working together to design a lasting solution, one built, run and paid for by the Haitians.


Correction: Leptospira Interrogans Induces Fibrosis in the Mouse Kidney through Inos-Dependent,…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff


Correction: Dengue Research Funded by the European Commission-Scientific Strategies of Three…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff


Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus in Guinea — Preliminary Report — @NEJM

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A report in the current New England Journal of Medicine on the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea. Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease…


Dr. Paul Farmer Reflects on Medicine and the Boston Marathon Bombing

The morning rush begins outside of University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, delivered this address at the Celebration of Partnership event on April 28, 2013, at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in Haiti. We’re publishing it for the first time, in gratitude to all who helped make possible University Hospital’s first year of services, and in remembrance of the victims of the Boston marathon bombing one year ago