Infectious Disease



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


The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further

This piece was previously published in the National Medical Journal of India, Volume 29, Number 1, 2016, pages 30-31, and reprinted with permission.   In Read More


Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More


UN General Assembly recognizes antimicrobial resistance as global public health threat

Categories: TBDeclaration flags resistance to antibiotics, including for TB treatment, as “greatest and most urgent global risk” Emphasizing imperatives to strengthen local health surveillance and service capacities worldwide, for biomedical research and development driven by evidence and needs, and for collaborations between human health, veterinary, and environmentally related disciplines, the member nations of the United Nations […](Read more…)

Kenya To Make World’s First Pediatric TB Drug Available At National Level

Devex: Kenya will roll out the first child-friendly TB drug “Kenya will become the first country to adopt and roll out at the national level the world’s first tuberculosis treatment for children next week. … The drug’s adoption in Kenya aims to correct a gap in TB treatment that frequently led to incorrect dosages and…More

Obstetricians In Puerto Rico, U.S. Unsure What To Expect Among Newborns Exposed To Zika

New York Times: Doctors Brace for Zika Babies “This month, the first group of babies in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the Zika virus in their first trimester are being born. Pediatricians do not know what to expect. ‘This is not like any other outbreak or epidemic,’ said Dr. Fernando Ysern, a…More

Sri Lanka eliminates malaria with shift in strategy

Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance.

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

Weight Gain and Incident Diabetes Among HIV-Infected Veterans Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy…

Background: The health implications of weight gain after antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection are not well characterized and may differ from weight gain among uninfected individuals.

Using HIV Viral Load From Surveillance to Estimate the Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy…

Introduction: HIV surveillance programs do not typically collect comprehensive data on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Social Capital is Associated With Late HIV Diagnosis: An Ecological Analysis

Background: Late HIV diagnosis is associated with higher medical costs, early mortality among individuals, and HIV transmission in the population.

Transcriptomic Study on Ovine Immune Responses to Fasciola hepatica

by Yan Fu, Andreas L. Chryssafidis, John A. Browne, Jack O’Sullivan, Paul A.

Model-Informed Risk Assessment and Decision Making for an Emerging Infectious Disease in the…

by Robert Moss, Roslyn I. Hickson, Jodie McVernon, James M. McCaw, Krishna Hort, Jim Black, John R.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell Unveils Continuing Resolution Including Zika Response…

CQ News: McConnell CR Applies Across-the-Board Spending Reduction “A stopgap spending bill offered by Senate Republicans on Thursday would continue government funding until Dec. 9 at fiscal 2016 levels. In order for the bill to be scored as adhering to the $1.067 trillion, fiscal 2016 base discretionary spending limit, appropriators applied just under a 0.5…More

U.N. Adopts Declaration To Address Antimicrobial Resistance; Challenges Persist

The Economist: The rise of drug resistance “On September 21st in New York all 193 U.N. member states agreed to tackle the growing resistance of microbes to antibiotics. Drug-resistant infections now kill more than 700,000 people a year. On current trends, that number may reach 10m by 2050…” (9/23). Global Health NOW: “Just the Beginning”:…More

The Lancet Examines Global Fund Replenishment, History Of Funding, Progress

The Lancet: Global Fund replenishment meeting nears target amount “Hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montréal, QC, Canada, last week, the fifth replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached a total of US$12.91 billion. … For the executive director of the fund, Mark Dybul, the positive result represents…More

U.N.-Backed Sanitation Initiative Leads To Reduction In Waterborne Illnesses In Haiti, UNICEF…

U.N. News Centre: Sanitation initiative in south-eastern Haiti shows promising results — UNICEF “A sanitation initiative in southeastern Haiti has shown encouraging results, with a major reduction in the number of waterborne infections for local residents, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)…” (9/22).

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