Journal Watch


My global health journal list

In this post, I would like to offer some thoughts on global health journals. My goal is to assist readers of this blog who consume, Read More

Visceral politics: obesity and children’s embodied experiences of food and hunger


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


Country of Birth of Children With Diagnosed HIV Infection in the United States, 2008–2014

Background: Diagnoses of HIV infection among children in the United States have been declining; however, a notable percentage of diagnoses are among those born outside the United States.

Brief Report: AIDS-Defining Events and Deaths in HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents on…

Background: Data are scarce on the long-term clinical outcomes of perinatally HIV-infected children and adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low/middle-income countries.

Physical activity level among children recovering from severe acute malnutrition

Objective To assess the level and predictors of physical activity at discharge among children recovering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

What do human rights bring to discussions of power and politics in health policy and systems?


South-South cross-border patient travel to South Africa


A cultural economy approach to workplace health promotion in Australian small and medium sized…


[Corrections] Correction to Lancet Glob Health 2018; 6: e111–20

Singh S, Shekhar C, Acharya R, et al. The incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India, 2015. Lancet Glob Health 2018; 6: e111–20—In the first paragraph of the Discussion, the number of facility-based abortions has been corrected in the following sentence: Additionally, our estimate of 3·4 million facility-based abortions in 2015 is nearly five times the number that was reported to government sources in 2014–15 (701 415 abortions). This correction has been made to the online version as of Dec 12, 2017.

[Comment] Community health workers for blood pressure control in Nepal

Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with three-quarters of these deaths—and four out of five premature deaths globally—occurring in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).1 In south Asia in particular, hypertension was the leading cause of mortality in 2016.2 Countries in south Asia, similar to many other LMICs, are dealing with a twin burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, which can place tremendous burden on health-care systems.

[Comment] Problems with the WHO guidelines for management of childhood pneumonia

Global child mortality has fallen substantially in the past 25 years. Available data and modelled estimates indicate that pneumonia mortality has fallen to a greater extent.1 Although improved community development and immunisation have no doubt contributed to this decline, improved management of cases is also a major factor. For virtually all high-mortality settings, the WHO case management strategy implemented as a component of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) algorithm has formed the basis for pneumonia management.

Supporting men through their transition to fatherhood with messages delivered to their…

The transition to parenthood can be a challenging time, in which both mothers and fathers experience increased risk of distress and depression.

Sustaining visceral leishmaniasis elimination in Bangladesh – Could a policy brief help?

by Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Noor Saad M. S. Al-Kobaisi, Jessica Beitman Maya, Yu Ren Chung, Satyender Duhan, Erdene Elbegdorj, Sushant Jain, Edward Kuhn, Alexandra Nastase, Be-Nazir Ahmed, Piero Olliaro Bangladesh has made significant progress towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis, and is on track to achieve its target of less than one case per 10,000 inhabitants in each subdistrict in 2017.

Antiretroviral therapy and population mortality: Leveraging routine national data to advance…

by Amitabh B. Suthar, Till Bärnighausen In a Perspective, Amitabh Suthar and Till Bärnighausen discuss progress made so far in reducing HIV-related mortality in South Africa and keys towards further population mortality reductions going forward.

Estimating the impact of antiretroviral treatment on adult mortality trends in South Africa: A…

by Leigh F. Johnson, Margaret T. May, Rob E. Dorrington, Morna Cornell, Andrew Boulle, Matthias Egger, Mary-Ann Davies Background Substantial reductions in adult mortality have been observed in South Africa since the mid-2000s, but there has been no formal evaluation of how much of this decline is attributable to the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART), as previous models have not been calibrated to vital registration data. We developed a deterministic mathematical model to simulate the mortality trends that would have been expected in the absence of ART, and with earlier introduction of ART

RNA interference in <i>Fasciola gigantica</i>: Establishing and optimization of…

by Arun Anandanarayanan, Opinder Krishen Raina, Hniang Lalrinkima, Ajayta Rialch, Muthu Sankar, Anju Varghese Fasciolosis caused by Fasciola gigantica is a neglected tropical disease but a constraint on the growth and productivity of cattle, buffaloes and sheep in the tropical countries of Asia and Africa. Resistance to commonly used anthelmintics in Fasciola has increased the need to search for alternative therapeutic targets.

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