Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

Six Amazing Drugs in Development

Reposted with permission from Gap Medics At any one time, there are hundreds of drugs being developed around the world. Some of them could change Read More

Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More


Lancet Series Calls For More Canadian Leadership In Global, Indigenous Health

Canadian Press: Lancet series calls on Canada for concrete action on Indigenous, global health “Canada’s appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. That’s according to research published this week in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, which calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…More

Malaria training for community health workers in the setting of elimination: a qualitative…

Continuous training of health workers is a key intervention to maintain their good performance and keep their vigilance during malaria elimination programmes.

Plasmodium falciparum diagnostic tools in HIV-positive under-5-year-olds in two ART clinics in…

Plasmodium falciparum, the most dominant species in sub-Saharan Africa, causes the most severe clinical malaria manifestations.

Designing evaluation studies to optimally inform policy: what factors do policy-makers in China…

In light of the gap in evidence to inform future resource allocation decisions about healthcare provider (HCP) training in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the considerable donor investments being…

Accuracy and impact of spatial aids based upon satellite enumeration to improve indoor residual…

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a key tool in the fight to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria.

Investments In Early Childhood Development Help Improve Short-, Long-Term Health, Educational,…

Quartz: A groundbreaking study offers undeniable proof that the fight against inequality starts with moms “…The resulting studies found that children whose mothers received coaching [to help them become better teachers to their babies and to increase stimulation and play] made significant developmental gains, and not just in the short term. Twenty-two years later, the…More

Literature Review Examines Social Norms Measures Related To Use Of Modern Family Planning…

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: Searching for social norms measures related to modern contraceptive use Betsy Costenbader, social scientist and social network analyst, and Rachel Lenzi, research associate, both in the Behavioral, Epidemiology, and Clinical Sciences Department at FHI360, discuss results from a literature review published in Studies in Family Planning examining the relationship between social…More

Impact assessment of Iran’s health technology assessment programme

Following approximately 10 years from the beginning of Iran’s national Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme, the present study aims to evaluate its success by examining the impact of HTA and identifyin…

Study Examines Impact Of Ebola On Basic Health Care Services In Liberia

VOA News: Ebola’s Impact Reached Beyond Death Toll to Basic Health Care “More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia’s health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, shows how the toll of the Ebola outbreak goes beyond the 11,000…More

Prioritizing Gender Equality Policies Vital To Accelerating Progress On SDGs

Devex: Opinion: How to make progress on the SDGs? Prioritize gender equality Ginette Azcona, policy specialist with U.N. Women’s Research and Data Team, and Silke Staab, research specialist at U.N. Women and manager of the global monitoring report Turning Promises into Action “…[I]dentifying policy solutions that can leverage change across a number of different goals…More

New Australian Report Examines Relationship Between Research, Aid Policy

Devex: Understanding how research can better engage aid policy “Between 2007 and 2016, Australian aid invested $58 million Australian dollars ($45.9 million) on an ambitious program to foment research — blue sky research as well as more grounded efforts that directly related to the aid program’s policies. The wealth of data produced by the Australian…More

Sweet attraction: sugarcane pollen-associated volatiles attract gravid Anopheles arabiensis

Anopheles arabiensis is a key vector for the transmission of human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contextually tailored interventions can increase evidence-informed policy-making on…

The present study aims to test out contextually tailored interventions to increase evidence-informed health-enhancing physical activity policy-making in two Danish municipalities.

NPR Examines Issues Surrounding Pox Virus Research

NPR: Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety? “In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology. The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that causes smallpox in people. Critics…More

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