Background: Malaria is a vector-borne disease which, despite recent scaled-up efforts to achieve control in Africa, continues to pose a major threat to child survival.
by Brett M. Forshey, Robert C. Reiner, Sandra Olkowski, Amy C
by Emmanuelle Robardet, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Marianna Dobroštana, Ingrida Jaceviciene, Katrin Mähar, Zita Muižniece, Gediminas Pridotkas, Marius Masiulis, Enel Niin, Edvīns Olševskis, Florence Cliquet Rabies is a fatal zoonosis that still causes nearly 70, 000 human deaths every year. In Europe, the oral rabies vaccination (ORV) of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) was developed in the late 1970s and has demonstrated its effectiveness in the eradication of the disease in Western and some Central European countries.
by Miriam Bolz, Angèle Bénard, Anita M. Dreyer, Sarah Kerber, Andrea Vettiger, Wulf Oehlmann, Mahavir Singh, Malcolm S.
Background: The strategic importance of monitoring social determinants of health (SDH) and health equity and inequity has been a central focus in global discussions around the 2011 Rio Political Declaration on SDH and the Millennium Development Goals.
Background: The importance of the social determinants of health (SDH) and barriers to the access and utilization of healthcare have been widely recognized but not previously studied in the context of universal healthcare coverage (UHC) in Brazil and other developing countries.Objective: To evaluate a set of proposed indicators of SDH and barriers to the access and utilization of healthcare – proposed by the SDH unit of the World Health Organization – with respect to their relevance in tracking progress in moving toward equitable population health and UHC in Brazil.Design: This study had a mixed methodology, combining a quantitative analysis of secondary data from governmental sources with a qualitative study comprising two focus group discussions and six key informant interviews.
Objectives In Zambia, only 56% of rural women deliver in a health facility, and improving facility delivery rates is a priority of the Zambian government.
The health-care needs and resources of disease-endemic regions such as west Africa have been a major focus during the recent Ebola outbreak.
Globally, scabies affects more than 130 million people at any time.
Physical strength is associated with improved health outcomes in children.
by The PLOS Medicine Staff
by Lukasz Piwek, David A. Ellis, Sally Andrews, Adam Joinson
Māori (indigenous peoples of New Zealand) men have a disproportionate prevalence of lifestyle-related illnesses and are targeted for national physical activity initiatives.
There is a fast-growing interest in the impact of the arts on the health and well-being of individuals.