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Practice changing | A four-month rifapentine regiment with moxifloxacin is noninferior to the standard 6-month regimen in the treatment of tuberculosis.

6 May, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Four-Month Rifapentine Regimens with or without Moxifloxacin for Tuberculosis – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Four-month TB treatment matches six-month standard of care – Aidsmap

 


WHO: New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization

Report: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 – UN sexual and reproductive health agency

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | The world could be doing much more to help India: Countries can’t go it alone in tackling Covid-19

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

The world could be doing much more to help India – Vox

See also: WHO provides update on India’s surging epidemic second wave and variant B.1.617 – Science Speaks: Global ID News AND People Are Talking About A ‘Double Mutant’ Variant In India. What Does That Mean? – NPR AND WHO says India COVID crisis could ‘happen anywhere’ – MedicalXpress AND India’s COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way – TIME

 


Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi – World Health Organization

Related report: Disability considerations for COVID-19 vaccination: WHO and UNICEF policy brief, 19 April 2021 – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

25 Apr, 2021 | 21:17h | UTC

News release: Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal – University of Oxford

Original study (preprint): High Efficacy of a Low Dose Candidate Malaria Vaccine, R21 in 1 Adjuvant Matrix-M™, with Seasonal Administration to Children in Burkina Faso – The Lancet

Commentaries: Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough – BBC AND Oxford Malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial – The Guardian

 

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Ahead of World Malaria Day, WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:23h | UTC

World Malaria Day: WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025 – World Health Organization

Report: Zeroing in on malaria elimination: Final report of the E-2020 initiative – World Health Organization

 


How COVID hurt the fight against other dangerous diseases

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

How COVID hurt the fight against other dangerous diseases – Nature

Related: World TB Day | Report: COVID-19 Eliminates Twelve Years of Progress Against Tuberculosis AND WHO: Benefits of continuing to provide life-saving HIV services outweigh the risk of COVID-19 transmission by 100 to 1

 


WHO: Benefits of continuing to provide life-saving HIV services outweigh the risk of COVID-19 transmission by 100 to 1

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:32h | UTC

Benefits of continuing to provide life-saving HIV services outweigh the risk of COVID-19 transmission by 100 to 1 – World Health Organization

 


WHO Calls For Expanding Access To Insulin At Launch of Global Diabetes Compact

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:25h | UTC

WHO Calls For Expanding Access To Insulin At Launch of Global Diabetes Compact – Health Policy Watch

News release: New WHO Global Compact to speed up action to tackle diabetes – World Health Organization

Guidance: WHO global diabetes compact – World Health Organization

 


RCT: New shorter regimens of benznidazole monotherapy and in combination with fosravuconazole for treatment of Chagas disease

8 Apr, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

New regimens of benznidazole monotherapy and in combination with fosravuconazole for treatment of Chagas disease (BENDITA): a phase 2, double-blind, randomised trial – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commentary: Chagas disease: Shorter treatment just as effective as longer one, according to study in Bolivia published by The Lancet – Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

 


Ebola Virus Transmission Initiated by Relapse of Systemic Ebola Virus Disease

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:05h | UTC

Ebola Virus Transmission Initiated by Relapse of Systemic Ebola Virus Disease – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: Resurgence of Ebola Virus disease in Guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Using the COVID-19 pandemic to reimagine global health teaching in high-income countries

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Using the COVID-19 pandemic to reimagine global health teaching in high-income countries – BMJ Global Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized controlled trial compared three antiretroviral regimens started in pregnant women with HIV

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:15h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of dolutegravir with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide fumarate or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, and efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate HIV antiretroviral therapy regimens started in pregnancy (IMPAACT 2010/VESTED): a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: ART in pregnant women living with HIV – The Lancet

 


RCT: Reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:32h | UTC

Effects of a reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute on blood pressure in rural Indian hypertensive patients: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Commentary: Salt substitution — an effective way to reduce blood pressure in rural India – The George Institute for Global Health

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in incarcerated populations

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:09h | UTC

Incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in incarcerated populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Public Health

Commentary: Tuberculosis in prisons: an unintended sentence? – The Lancet Public Health

 

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WHO Campaign | World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking – World Health Organization

 


Perspective | Leveraging Open Science to Accelerate Research

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

Leveraging Open Science to Accelerate Research – New England Journal of Medicine

 


WHO Guideline: Screening for Tuberculosis Disease

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis Module 2: Screening – Systematic screening for tuberculosis disease – World Health Organization

See also: WHO Operational Handbook on Systematic Screening for Tuberculosis – World Health Organization

 


World TB Day | Report: COVID-19 Eliminates Twelve Years of Progress Against Tuberculosis

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

COVID-19 Eliminates Twelve Years of Progress Against Tuberculosis, Global Investment Needed – Health Policy Watch

Report: One year on, new data show global impact of covid-19 on TB epidemic is worse than expected – Stop TB Partnership

See also: 1.4 million with tuberculosis, lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19 – United Nations

 


WHO Report: A Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021-2030

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:16h | UTC

Ending the neglect to attain the sustainable development goals –  A Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021-2030 – World Health Organization

News release: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: closing the gap to end neglected tropical diseases – World Health Organization

 


Covid-19 disruptions killed 228,000 children in South Asia, says UN report

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:22h | UTC

Covid-19 disruptions killed 228,000 children in South Asia, says UN report – BBC

Report: Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia – United Nations

 


WHO Guideline: Updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoring

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:55h | UTC

Guidelines: updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoring – World Health Organization

News release: WHO publishes new clinical and service delivery recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment and care

 


Motivations for and Challenges in the Development of Global Medical Curricula: A Scoping Review

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Motivations for and Challenges in the Development of Global Medical Curricula: A Scoping Review – Academic Medicine

 


Resurgence of Ebola Virus disease in Guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:15h | UTC

Resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea Linked to a Survivor With Virus Persistence in Seminal Fluid for More Than 500 Days – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Commentaries: Bombshell analysis traces new Ebola outbreak to survivor of West Africa crisis – STAT AND New Ebola outbreak likely sparked by a person infected 5 years ago – Science AND Ebola survivors can pass on the virus: we’re trying to understand what role sex plays – The Conversation AND The latest Ebola outbreak may have started with someone infected years ago – Science News

 


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