The findings indicate that male controlling behaviour in its own right, or as an indicator of ongoing or severe violence, puts women at risk of HIV infection. HIV prevention interventions should focus on high-prevalence areas and men with controlling behaviour, in addition to violence.
Background: Malaria is commonly associated with poverty.
A new supplement from Nature Magazine on Sickle-cell disease explores treatments, cures and ways to improve equity in care. Nature Outlook : Sickle-cell disease.
by Helen S. Cox, Slindile Mbhele, Neisha Mohess, Andrew Whitelaw, Odelia Muller, Widaad Zemanay, Francesca Little, Virginia Azevedo, John Simpson, Catharina C. Boehme, Mark P. Nicol Background Xpert MTB/RIF is approved for use in tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin-resistance diagnosis. However, data are limited on the impact of Xpert under routine conditions in settings with high TB burden.
by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff
The Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific is taking place on Nov 24–28, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. In recognition of this and parallel plans from the UN Economic Commission for Africa for a Ministerial Conference on CRVS for African countries, to be held in Côte d’Ivoire in February, 2015, it is timely to reiterate that the health sector’s most pressing need within CRVS systems is the inclusion of reliable and standardised cause-of-death procedures.
Objective To describe spatial and temporal profiles of RTIs on different road networks in Vellore district of southern India.
Background: Through the Balanced Scorecard program there have been independent, annual and nationwide assessments of the Afghan health system from 2004 to 2013.
Background: Regular HIV testing is vital for timely linkage to the HIV care continuum and ensuring the success of behavioral and biomedical interventions to prevent HIV acquisition.
Background: Limited evidence exists about the role of education and own educational mobility on body weight trajectory.
Background: Over the last decade, the incidence of confirmed malaria has declined significantly in Nepal.
Background: The emerging resistance of Plasmodium species to currently available anti-malarials remains a public health concern, hence the need for new effective, safe and affordable drugs.
A significant amount of literature documents the challenges of undertaking evaluative research on the public health impacts of interventions in the non-health sector.