The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm): are remote areas benefiting from the intervention?
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:398 (9 October 2015)
The findings show how the AMFm programme contributed to making quality anti-malarials more available in remote areas in Kenya and Ghana. Therefore, the AMFm approach can inform other health interventions aiming at reaching hard-to-reach populations, particularly in the context of universal access to health interventions.
Patterns and risk factors for deaths from external causes in rural Malawi over 10 years: a prospective population-based study
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:1036 (9 October 2015)
Diagnostic performance of a novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay targeting the apicoplast genome for malaria diagnosis in a field setting in sub-Saharan Africa
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:396 (9 October 2015)
Presents results of the field evaluation of a LAMP assay for malaria diagnosis that had been previously evaluated in a centralized laboratory with previously collected and stored samples. LAMP detected a higher proportion of low density malaria infections than the other methods tested and may be used for large campaigns of systematic screening and treatment.
Extending the PRISMA statement to equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): explanation and elaboration
International Journal for Equity in Health 2015, 14:92 (8 October 2015)
Case report: a diagnostically challenging conjunctival mass caused by the Epstein-Barr virus
BMC Ophthalmology 2015, 15:129 (7 October 2015)
Review of “ mathematical models for neglected tropical diseases: essential tools for control and elimination, part A ” edited by Roy M. Anderson and Maria-Gloria Basáñez
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:507 (6 October 2015)
The economic burden of influenza-associated outpatient visits and hospitalizations in China: a retrospective survey
Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015, 4:44 (6 October 2015)
This study estimated the direct and indirect costs of seasonal influenza-associated outpatient visits and hospitalizations in China from a societal perspective by conducting a retrospective telephone survey. The study is important to provide information on the burden of disease and the cost-effectiveness studies of seasonal influenza vaccination in China. Image: Geographic distribution of influenza sentinel hospitals where participants registered.
What do people die from? The challenges of measuring disease burden posed by multi-morbidity
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015, 4:53 (5 October 2015)
Crime and subjective well-being in the countries of the former Soviet Union
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:1010 (3 October 2015)
Integrating vector control across diseases
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:249 (1 October 2015)
Nick Golding and colleagues propose that combined vector control in low resource settings is an effective strategy due to overlapping distributions of disease, highlighting the benefit of investing in such measures in these settings.
High burden of malaria infection in pregnant women in a rural district of Zambia: a cross-sectional study
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:380 (30 September 2015)
Describes the results of a cross-sectional study of malaria parasitaemia in pregnant women presenting for their first antenatal visits at two health centres in northern Zambia. This is an important topic because the known adverse impact of malaria on mortality and morbidity of both pregnant women and their fetuses and newborns.
A systematic review of community-to-facility neonatal referral completion rates in Africa and Asia
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:989 (30 September 2015)
Islamist insurgency and the war against polio: a cross-national analysis of the political determinants of polio
Globalization and Health 2015, 11:40 (30 September 2015)
Associations between urbanicity and malaria at local scales in Uganda
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:374 (29 September 2015)
The study explores the association between urban development and malaria transmission at three sites in Uganda. A cohort of 100 households was monitored for 24 months, looking for associations between malaria transmission metrics (human biting rate, parasite prevalence by light microscopy, incidence of clinical malaria) and measures of urbanicity such as household density, land cover, vegetation amount, and nighttime light brightness.
The Murray collection of pre-antibiotic era Enterobacteriacae: a unique research resource
Genome Medicine 2015, 7:97 (28 September 2015)
Julian Parkhill and colleagues announce the public availability of the Murray Enterobacteriaceae collection, with metadata and whole genome sequence analyses.
Developing a mental health care plan in a low resource setting: the theory of change approach
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:429 (28 September 2015)
“Neither we are satisfied nor they”-users and provider’s perspective: a qualitative study of maternity care in secondary level public health facilities, Uttar Pradesh, India
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:421 (27 September 2015)
The economic burden of overseas medical treatment: a cross sectional study of Maldivian medical travelers
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:418 (26 September 2015)
Frequency of HIV-testing and factors associated with multiple lifetime HIV-testing among a rural population of Zambian men
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:960 (24 September 2015)
A systematic review of sub-microscopic Plasmodium vivax infection
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:360 (22 September 2015)
A systematic review and meta-analysis of published prevalence studies where both microscopy and PCR were carried out to quantify the extent of sub-microscopic P. vivax infections in different areas.
Matching comprehensive health insurance reimbursements to their real costs: the case of antenatal care visits in a region of Peru
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2015, 13:16 (19 September 2015)
Getting England to be more physically active: are the Public Health Responsibility Deal’s physical activity pledges the answer?
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015, 12:107 (18 September 2015)
Family planning use and fertility desires among women living with HIV in Kenya
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:909 (17 September 2015)
Despite having a greater likelihood of reported use of family planning, HIV-positive women in Kenya are more likely to have had an unintended pregnancy compared to HIV-negative women, suggesting the need to strengthen family planning services.
Design, implementation and evaluation of a training programme for school teachers in the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests as part of a basic first aid kit in southern Malawi
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:904 (17 September 2015)
The distribution of Blastocystis subtypes in isolates from Qatar
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:465 (17 September 2015)