Global Health Gateway
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The recent Ebola outbreak led to over 10,000 deaths in West Africa; Oyewale Tomori highlights reasons behind the failed control systems, and how improved disease surveillance, capacity building and coordinated response, are vital to the control of future epidemics.
Viroj Tangcharoensathien and colleagues discuss the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting the importance of incorporating universal health coverage within these goals in order to accelerate health equity.
Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, used to treat children with acute malnutrition, do not meet polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) requirements unless supplemented with both n-3 PUFA and fish oil capsules, suggesting that formulations should be revised.
Yehuda Shoenfeld and colleagues review the Hygiene Hypothesis, focusing on the immunoprotective and immunotherapeutic effects helminthes may play in autoimmunity, and discuss the potential therapies that may be on the horizon.
The ‘Emerging mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries’ (EMERALD) program aims to improve treatment and care of patients; Graham Thornicroft and colleagues discuss how EMERALD will strengthen mental health systems and reduce stigma.
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:508
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:293
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2015, 10:79