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Undocumented immigrants lining up for a health care at a volunteer mobile free clinic on a farm in south Georgia, 2015.

A Medical Provider’s Perspective on Treating Undocumented U.S. Immigrants

As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need Read More

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Controversy over transparency: why non-profits need to disclose their “real” overhead ratio

“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.”[1] This is Read More

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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More

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Correction: Genome-Wide Comparative Analysis of Chemosensory Gene Families in Five Tsetse Fly…

by Rosaline Macharia, Paul Mireji, Edwin Murungi, Grace Murilla, Alan Christoffels, Serap Aksoy, Daniel Masiga


Quantitative Laser Biospeckle Method for the Evaluation of the Activity of <i>Trypanosoma…

by Hilda Cristina Grassi, Lisbette C. García, María Lorena Lobo-Sulbarán, Ana Velásquez, Francisco A. Andrades-Grassi, Humberto Cabrera, Jesús E


Benchmarking the Cost per Person of Mass Treatment for Selected Neglected Tropical Diseases: An…

by Christopher Fitzpatrick, Fiona M. Fleming, Matthew Madin-Warburton, Timm Schneider, Filip Meheus, Kingsley Asiedu, Anthony W. Solomon, Antonio Montresor, Gautam Biswas Background Advocacy around mass treatment for the elimination of selected Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) has typically put the cost per person treated at less than US$ 0.50.


Experience Of, Lessons From Addressing NCDs In Wealthy Nations Must Be Applied To LMICs

Project Syndicate: Globalizing the Fight Against Non-Communicable Disease George Weisz, professor of the history of medicine at McGill University “Global health organizations and initiatives … have traditionally focused on infectious diseases, from malaria … to smallpox … But there has long been a tiny corner of global health that has targeted chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)…More


The return of chloroquine-susceptible Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Zambia

Plasmodium falciparum resistance to anti-malarial drugs remains a major obstacle to malaria control and elimination.


Emerging polymorphisms in falciparum Kelch 13 gene in Northeastern region of India

Recent reports of emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance in the Southeast Asia region, including Myanmar, pose a greater threat to malaria control and elimination in India.


Transfected <i>Babesia bovis</i> Expressing a Tick GST as a Live Vector Vaccine

by Daiane P. Oldiges, Jacob M. Laughery, Nelson Junior Tagliari, Ronaldo Viana Leite Filho, William C.


Head Lice of Pygmies Reveal the Presence of Relapsing Fever Borreliae in the Republic of Congo

by Nadia Amanzougaghene, Jean Akiana, Géor Mongo Ndombe, Bernard Davoust, Nardiouf Sjelin Nsana, Henri-Joseph Parra, Florence Fenollar, Didier Raoult, Oleg Mediannikov Background Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, occur in four divergent mitochondrial clades (A, B, C and D), each having particular geographical distributions. Recent studies suggest that head lice, as is the case of body lice, can act as a vector for louse-borne diseases.


Correction: Environmental Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in the Hawaiian Islands

by Jennifer R. Honda, Nabeeh A.


Clinical and Pharmacological Investigation of Myotoxicity in Sri Lankan Russell’s Viper…

by Anjana Silva, Christopher Johnston, Sanjaya Kuruppu, Daniela Kneisz, Kalana Maduwage, Oded Kleifeld, A. Ian Smith, Sisira Siribaddana, Nicholas A.


Heterologous Protection against Asian Zika Virus Challenge in Rhesus Macaques

by Matthew T. Aliota, Dawn M.


Comparison of the Estimated Incidence of Acute Leptospirosis in the Kilimanjaro Region of…

by Michael J. Maze, Holly M.


DNA Microarray Detection of 18 Important Human Blood Protozoan Species

by Mu-Xin Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Xin-Yu Feng, Shao-Hong Chen, Yu-Chun Cai, Yan Lu, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Jia-Xu Chen, Wei Hu Background Accurate detection of blood protozoa from clinical samples is important for diagnosis, treatment and control of related diseases. In this preliminary study, a novel DNA microarray system was assessed for the detection of Plasmodium, Leishmania, Trypanosoma, Toxoplasma gondii and Babesia in humans, animals, and vectors, in comparison with microscopy and PCR data.


U.S. Leadership ‘Vital’ To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: World AIDS Day: U.S. Tradition of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Alice Manos, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, writing, “American leadership is vital to helping achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation.


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