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  • AITHM

    THE DEADLY COMBINATION OF MEDICINE AND MATHEMATICS

    3 October 2018

    3 OCT - Professor Emma McBryde’s research on infectious diseases has had a significant impact across the globe, thanks to a combination of medicine and mathematics.

  • Flu shows signs of decline in some Southern Hemisphere regions

    2 October 2018

    2 OCT - As the Southern Hemisphere's flu season winds down, disease levels in temperate South American and southern Africa countries decreased or have peaked in recent weeks, according to the latest global flu update from the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • The guardian

    Boy dies of polio in first fatal case in Papua New Guinea outbreak

    2 October 2018

    2 OCT - Child has died in central Enga province, the WHO says, as the country battles the return of the disease

  • Telegraph logo

    Study paves way for HIV drugs to be taken monthly rather than daily

    1 October 2018

    1 OCT - Acombination of two powerful antibodies could suppress HIVfor several months at a time, freeing patients from a daily drug regimen, a small clinical trial has found. 

  • Telegraph logo

    Japan faces rise in the number of TB cases among foreign workers

    1 October 2018

    1 OCT - Japan is struggling to deal with a sharp increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis among the growing number of foreign nationals living and working in the country.

  • Telegraph logo

    How smartphones plugged vaccine gaps in rural Pakistan

    1 October 2018

    1 OCT - A project giving health workers cheap smartphones to track their progress through rural Pakistan has seen vaccination rates soar.

  • Asian Development Bank

    Strong Regulation of Medical Products: Cornerstone of Public Health and Regional Health Security

    1 October 2018

    SEP - In Asia and the Pacific as a whole, and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in particular, NRAs are not yet well equipped to support the elimination of malaria, a goal that governments across the region are committed to achieving by 2030. Unregulated medicines in the supply chain, including fake and substandard medicines, are fueling resistance to artemisinin combination therapies, the key and most effective treatment for malaria. This is undermining the region’s drive to achieve elimination of malaria as a public health threat by 2030.

  • Lancet

    COMMENT: Resurgence of infectious diseases due to forced migration: is planetary health and One Health action synergistic?

    1 October 2018

    1 OCT - Forced migration is an ancient phenomenon and will continue as long as politics exists. Although it mainly evolves from persecution, development, or exploitation, its public health consequences and effects go far beyond assumption. The ongoing epidemic of a rare and controlled disease like diphtheria in Rohingya camps, in Bangladesh, is a unique example of a public health disaster due to forced migration. Planetary health and One Health have approached the issue by working together as an interdisciplinary collaboration; which might be the best strategy in such conditions.

    Infectious diseases know no boundaries and therefore diseases like diphtheria are a global biosecurity issue. Out of 8031 clinically suspected diphtheria cases from Nov 3, 2017, to July 24, 2018, 169 cases occurred in the host community.

    Therefore, the epidemic is not only a health concern for migrant populations, but also a regional public health crisis, with 44 reported deaths from a vaccine-preventable disease in a short span of time. Forced human migration, along with movement of livestock, is a well-recognised condition for emergence of infectious diseases.

  • Find

    FIND September Newsletter

    30 September 2018

    30 SEP - News, Jobs, RFPs

  • Hindustan Times

    Column: Thailand’s universal healthcare can be a model for developing countries

    29 September 2018

    29 SEP - As developing countries seek to pivot towards providing universal healthcare to their citizens, the three broad lessons from Thailand, of being prepared, exercising tight control, and being pragmatic and politically astute, could prove to be very valuable ones to keep in mind

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