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The Price of Joining the ‘Middle Income Country’ Club: Reduced Access to Medical Innovation

On November 5, 2014, the WHO, WIPO and WTO will hold a joint symposium to discuss innovation and access to medical technologies in middle-income countries. In this post, Judit Rius Sanjuan and Rohit Malpani of Médecins Sans Frontières discuss the barriers … Continue reading »The post The Price of Joining the ‘Middle Income Country’ Club: Reduced Access to Medical Innovation appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.

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“Controlling Ebola: Next Steps” by @RanuDhillon @JeffDSachs

In a new commentary in The Lancet, GHhub contributor Ranu Dhillon along with Jeff Sachs discuss the paradox of the current Ebola epidemic – “it is Read More

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The hidden history of the HIV pandemic

The early spread and epidemic ignition of HIV-1 in human populations via Science Magazine.

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Correction: Use of Humanised Rat Basophilic Leukaemia Cell Line RS-ATL8 for the Assessment of…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff


Globalization, austerity and health equity politics: taming the inequality machine, and why it…

Critical Public Health, Ahead of Print.


Hepatitis C virus acquisition among Egyptians: analysis of a 10-year surveillance of acute…

Objective To identify current risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) acquisition among Egyptians.


Ebola has Taught us a Crucial Lesson about our Views of “Irrational” Health Behaviors

Sara Gorman compares irrational reactions to the Ebola outbreak by Americans as well as those in Western Africa. As Ebola rears its ugly head in the U.S., there has been a lot of discussion about how afraid we really should … Continue reading »The post Ebola has Taught us a Crucial Lesson about our Views of “Irrational” Health Behaviors appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


Engaging frontline health providers in improving the quality of health care using…

Background: Access to health services in Afghanistan has expanded in the last decade; however, gaps in care quality and outcomes of care remain a challenge.


The "empty void" is a crowded space: health service provision at the margins of…

Background: Definitions of fragile states focus on state willingness and capacity to ensure security and provide essential services, including health.


Assessing environmental features related to mental health: a reliability study of visual…

Background: An association between depressive symptoms and features of built environment has been reported in the literature.


Immigrant enclaves and risk of diabetes: a prospective study

Background: The diversity of the Swedish population has increased substantially over the past three decades.


Selecting the optimal healthcare centers with a modified P-median model: a visual analytic…

Background: In a conventional P-median model, demanding points are likely assigned to the closest supplying facilities, but this method exhibits evident limitations in real cases.


Maternal Clinical Diagnoses and Hospital Variation in the Risk of Cesarean Delivery: Analyses…

by Katy B. Kozhimannil, Mariana C. Arcaya, S. V. Subramanian Background Cesarean delivery is the most common inpatient surgery in the United States, where 1.3 million cesarean sections occur annually, and rates vary widely by hospital.


Variation in Caesarean Section Rates in the US: Outliers, Damned Outliers, and Statistics

by Gordon C. S. Smith


How to Make More Published Research True

by John P. A. Ioannidis


Developmental Profiles of Eczema, Wheeze, and Rhinitis: Two Population-Based Birth Cohort…

by Danielle C. M. Belgrave, Raquel Granell, Angela Simpson, John Guiver, Christopher Bishop, Iain Buchan, A. John Henderson, Adnan Custovic Background The term “atopic march” has been used to imply a natural progression of a cascade of symptoms from eczema to asthma and rhinitis through childhood. We hypothesize that this expression does not adequately describe the natural history of eczema, wheeze, and rhinitis during childhood


The Price of Joining the ‘Middle Income Country’ Club: Reduced Access to Medical Innovation

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On November 5, 2014, the WHO, WIPO and WTO will hold a joint symposium to discuss innovation and access to medical technologies in middle-income countries. In this post, Judit Rius Sanjuan and Rohit Malpani of Médecins Sans Frontières discuss the barriers … Continue reading »The post The Price of Joining the ‘Middle Income Country’ Club: Reduced Access to Medical Innovation appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


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