Infectious Disease



Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS


NPR’s Goats And Soda Blog Cosponsors Contest For Untold Stories In Global Health : Goats and Soda : NPR

As a cosponsor of the contest, we’re asking you to propose stories that the media has overlooked. We’ll cover the winning entry in this blog. Read More


What gravestones can tell us about global men’s health

I’ve been working as an advocate in the men’s health field for over 20 years but there are still moments when the significance of what Read More


Barbara Bush to Keynote 2016 END7 Student Advocacy Day

We are excited to announce that Barbara Bush will give the keynote address at the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 1. Ms. Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC). GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of global health leaders.

The Epidemiology, Virology and Clinical Findings of Dengue Virus Infections in a Cohort of…

by Herman Kosasih, Bachti Alisjahbana, Nurhayati, Quirijn de Mast, Irani F. Rudiman, Susana Widjaja, Ungke Antonjaya, Harli Novriani, Nugroho H. Susanto, Hadi Jusuf, Andre van der Ven, Charmagne G

Population Genetics of Plasmodium vivax in Four Rural Communities in Central Vietnam

by Nguyen Van Hong, Christopher Delgado-Ratto, Pham Vinh Thanh, Peter Van den Eede, Pieter Guetens, Nguyen Thi Huong Binh, Bui Quang Phuc, Tran Thanh Duong, Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden, Umberto D’Alessandro, Annette Erhart, Anna Rosanas-Urgell Background The burden of malaria in Vietnam has drastically reduced, prompting the National Malaria Control Program to officially engage in elimination efforts. Plasmodium vivax is becoming increasingly prevalent, remaining a major problem in the country’s central and southern provinces.

Distribution of Dengue Virus Types 1 and 4 in Blood Components from Infected Blood Donors from…

by Germán Añez, Daniel A. R.

WHO Speculates On Timelines For Experimental Zika Vaccine, Conclusions On Possible Links To…

Associated Press: WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials “The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny says the U.N. health agency’s response is ‘proceeding very quickly’ and 15 companies or groups have been…More

House Leaders Expect Bipartisan Support For Emergency Zika Funding; CDC Says New Funding Needed…

CQ News: Leftover Ebola Funds Can’t Be Used to Fight Zika, CDC Says “Leftover money approved to respond to the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 cannot be used to combat the emerging Zika virus because a majority of those dollars have already been committed, administration officials told Senate appropriators Thursday. Instead, Centers for Disease Control…More

Return On Investments In Childhood Vaccines Can Be High In LMICs, Study Shows

Quartz: A new study confirms that spending $1 on childhood vaccines can save $44 in future savings, in poor countries “…This month in Health Affairs, a team of U.S. public health and data specialists calculated the costs and economic benefits associated with distributing childhood vaccines for diseases in 94 low- and middle-income countries. The study,…More

India Launches National Framework For Malaria Elimination

News outlets report on India’s launch of a National Framework for Malaria Elimination. Financial Express: JP Nadda launches National Framework for Malaria Elimination “JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 in New Delhi, which outlines India’s strategy for elimination of the disease by…More

Global Community Must Coordinate Efforts To Eradicate Polio

New England Journal of Medicine: A World Free of Polio — The Final Steps Manish Patel, member of the Task Force for Global Health, and Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center “…[In the process of removing all oral polio vaccines (OPVs) over the long term, c]oordinated communication among global health organizations, countries,…More

GHTC Blog Posts Discuss Global Health R&D Funding In President’s FY17 Budget Request

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Global health R&D in the President’s FY17 budget request Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, examines global health research and development (R&D) aspects of President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request (2/11). Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Ebola funding boost hides ongoing decline in neglected disease R&D In a…More

Communication strategies to promote the uptake of childhood vaccination in Nigeria: a…

Background: Effective communication is a critical component in ensuring that children are fully vaccinated.

Perceived discrimination and poor health: Accounting for self-blame complicates a…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Alison Blodorn, Brenda Major, Cheryl Kaiser Past research has reliably demonstrated that both perceiving oneself as a target of discrimination and a tendency to blame negative events on oneself undermine psychological and physical health.

The biopolitics of engagement and the HIV cascade of care: a synthesis of the literature on…

10.1080/09581596.2016.1140127<br/>Sara Paparini

The effects of decentralizing anti-retroviral services in Nigeria on costs and service…

Nigeria launched a ‘hub and spoke’ decentralization pilot in March 2010 for the provision of anti-retroviral therapy (ART).

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