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Challenges in achieving Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination: South Sudan Experience

Dr. Anthony Laku who is currently the Immunization Program Officer in the South Sudan Ministry of Health presented the status of efforts to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in South Sudan at the fourth meeting of the WHO Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group held 5-7 December 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A summary of key challenges is shared below. General Challenges to health delivery in South Sudan include a Maternal Mortality Ratio of 2054 per 100,000 live births.

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How does film support aid and development work?

On November 16 Technology Salon NYC met to discuss issues related to the role of film and video in development and humanitarian work. Our lead discussants were Ambika Samarthya from Praekelt.org; Lina Srivastava of CIEL, and Rebekah Stutzman, from Digital Green’s DC office. How does film support aid and development work? Lina proposed that there are three main reasons for using video, film, and/or immersive media (such as virtual reality or augmented reality) in humanitarian and development work: Raising awareness about an issue or a brand and serving as an entry point or a way to frame further actions. Community-led discussion/participatory media, where people take agency and ownership and express themselves through media

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The US President’s Malaria Initiative, <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> transmission…

by Peter Winskill, Hannah C. Slater, Jamie T. Griffin, Azra C. Ghani, Patrick G. T

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Realizing Agenda 2030: Not just more, but better financing needed to succeed

How do the global goals crowd in international financing and inform domestic priorities? A new AidData report assesses the historical baseline for funding to the SDGs.

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Correction to: Prevalence of K13 mutation and Day-3 positive parasitaemia in…

After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the funding acknowledgements for this article are incomplete.

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The Need to Prevent the Spread of Malaria Drug Resistance to Africa

Chike Nwangwu is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist who is currently working on his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Here he presents an overview of the threat of parasite resistance to first-line antimalarial drugs and the need to prevent the spread of this problem in Africa which beard the greatest burden of the global malaria problem. Malaria, remains one of the most pervasive and most malicious parasitic infections worldwide.  Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites when they enter the human body. There are currently five known plasmodium species that cause malaria in humans- P

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Strengthening National Disease Surveillance and Response—Haiti, 2010–2015

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Strengthening National Disease Surveillance and Response—Haiti, 2010–2015

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Expansion of Vaccination Services and Strengthening Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surveillance…

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Towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent—Translating research…

by Siddhivinayak Hirve, Axel Kroeger, Greg Matlashewski, Dinesh Mondal, Megha Raj Banjara, Pradeep Das, Ahmed Be-Nazir, Byron Arana, Piero Olliaro Background The decade following the Regional Strategic Framework for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination in 2005 has shown compelling progress in the reduction of VL burden in the Indian subcontinent. The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders, has coordinated and financed research for the development of new innovative tools and strategies to support the regional VL elimination initiative. This paper describes the process of the TDR’s engagement and contribution to this initiative

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Social value and individual choice: The value of a choice-based decision-making process in a…

Abstract Evidence about cost-effectiveness is increasingly being used to inform decisions about the funding of new technologies that are usually implemented as guidelines from centralized decision-making bodies.

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Erratum to: Composition of Anopheles mosquitoes, their blood-meal hosts, and Plasmodium…

After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that a funding acknowledgement has been omitted from the original article.

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Maximizing the impact of malaria funding through allocative efficiency: using the right…

The high burden of malaria and limited funding means there is a necessity to maximize the allocative efficiency of malaria control programmes.

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Despite Boosting Childrens Coverage Rates To Historic Levels, Medicaid And CHIP Face An…

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was enacted twenty years ago, covers uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid but lack access to affordable coverage.

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