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Systematic Review: Interventions promoting child sexual and reproductive health and rights in LMICs.

10 May, 2022 | 10:25h | UTC

Interventions Promoting Child Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in LMICs: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics

 


Rationale and approach to evaluating interventions to promote child health in LMICs.

10 May, 2022 | 10:24h | UTC

Rationale and Approach to Evaluating Interventions to Promote Child Health in LMICs – Pediatrics

 


WHO launches first ever global report on infection prevention and control.

9 May, 2022 | 02:19h | UTC

News Release: WHO launches first ever global report on infection prevention and control – World Health Organization

Executive Summary: Global report on infection prevention and control – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Giving people money with no strings attached is good for their health, dozens of studies indicate.

6 May, 2022 | 10:44h | UTC

Giving people money with no strings attached is good for their health, dozens of studies indicate – The Conversation

Related: Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low‐ and middle‐income countries – Cochrane Library

 


Global inequalities in the double burden of malnutrition and associations with globalization: a multilevel analysis of Demographic and Healthy Surveys from 55 low-income and middle-income countries, 1992–2018.

6 May, 2022 | 10:38h | UTC

Global inequalities in the double burden of malnutrition and associations with globalisation: a multilevel analysis of Demographic and Healthy Surveys from 55 low-income and middle-income countries, 1992–2018 – The Lancet Global Health

Commentary: Associations between country-level macroeconomic factors and the double burden of malnutrition – The Lancet Global Health

See also: Q&A: Overfed and undernourished – the global issue of obesity and malnutrition – Imperial College London

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through improving eye health: a scoping review.

5 May, 2022 | 10:01h | UTC

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through improving eye health: a scoping review – The Lancet Planetary Health

 


WHO calls for shorter drug course for resistant TB.

4 May, 2022 | 11:08h | UTC

WHO calls for shorter drug course for resistant TB – CIDRAP

Rapid communication: Key changes to the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis – World Health Organization

 


Systematic Review: Most common reasons for primary care visits in low- and middle-income countries.

4 May, 2022 | 10:46h | UTC

Most common reasons for primary care visits in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review – PLOS Global Public Health

 


The Lancet Series: Optimizing child and adolescent health and development.

29 Apr, 2022 | 10:55h | UTC

Homepage: Optimising Child and Adolescent Health and Development – The Lancet (free registration required for all articles)

Health and development from preconception to 20 years of age and human capital

Effects of early-life poverty on health and human capital in children and adolescents: analyses of national surveys and birth cohort studies in LMICs

What can work and how? An overview of evidence-based interventions and delivery strategies to support health and human development from before conception to 20 years

Improving health and social systems for all children in LMICs: structural innovations to deliver high-quality services

Optimising child and adolescent health and development in the post-pandemic world

Opportunities in crisis for optimising child health and development

 


Tracing the emergence of drowning prevention on the global health and development agenda: a policy analysis.

29 Apr, 2022 | 08:16h | UTC

Tracing the emergence of drowning prevention on the global health and development agenda: a policy analysis – The Lancet Global Health

Related:

WHO Guideline on the prevention of drowning through provision of day-care and basic swimming and water safety skills – World health Organization

Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update

Prevention of Drowning – Pediatrics

The burden of unintentional drowning: global, regional and national estimates of mortality from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study – Injury Prevention

Preventing drowning: an implementation guide – World Health Organization

Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer – World Health Organization

Hidden Hazards: An Exploration of Open Water Drowning and Risks for Children – Safe Kids Worldwide

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC alerts providers to hepatitis cases of unknown origin.

22 Apr, 2022 | 09:34h | UTC

News Release: CDC Alerts Providers to Hepatitis Cases of Unknown Origin – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

See Guidance: Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries:

CDC issues health advisory about acute hepatitis in children – CNN

CDC Issues Alert for Hepatitis in Children With Adenovirus Infection – WebMD

Related:

Could Mysterious Hepatitis Cases be Triggered by COVID-19? – Health Policy Watch

Increase in hepatitis (liver inflammation) cases in children under investigation – UK Health Security Agency

U.S., U.K. investigating unusual cases of hepatitis in young children – STAT

Acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology – the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – World Health Organization

Increase in acute hepatitis of unknown origin among children – United Kingdom – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in US, Europe – Associated Press

 


[News release – not published yet] New guidelines from WHO recommend a simpler, safer treatment for cryptococcal disease in people living with HIV.

21 Apr, 2022 | 10:28h | UTC

New guidelines from WHO recommend a simpler, safer treatment for cryptococcal disease in people living with HIV – World Health Organization

Related Study: Single-Dose Liposomal Amphotericin B Treatment for Cryptococcal Meningitis – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


National, regional, and global estimates of anemia by severity in women and children for 2000–19.

20 Apr, 2022 | 09:25h | UTC

National, regional, and global estimates of anaemia by severity in women and children for 2000–19: a pooled analysis of population-representative data – The Lancet Global Health

Invited Commentary: Sustainable Development Goals for anaemia: 20 years later, where are we now? – The Lancet Global Health

 


Systematic Review: The effect of conditional cash transfers on the control of neglected tropical disease.

18 Apr, 2022 | 09:38h | UTC

The effect of conditional cash transfers on the control of neglected tropical disease: a systematic review – The Lancet Global Health

Invited Commentary: The potential of conditional cash transfers for the control of neglected tropical diseases – The Lancet Global Health

Related: Does giving money to people, in low- and middle-income countries, without conditions attached lead to better health and other life improvements? – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Discharge preparation and readiness after birth: a scoping review of global policies, guidelines and literature.

14 Apr, 2022 | 08:07h | UTC

Discharge preparation and readiness after birth: a scoping review of global policies, guidelines and literature – BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth

Related:

WHO recommendations on maternal and newborn care for a positive postnatal experience.

Putting positive experiences at the center of postnatal care.

 


Drug resistant TB – latest developments in epidemiology, diagnostics and management.

13 Apr, 2022 | 10:09h | UTC

Drug resistant TB – latest developments in epidemiology, diagnostics and management – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Related:

Summary | WHO recommendations on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, 2020 update.

WHO Consolidated Guidelines on Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

Randomized Trial: 9-month Treatment for Multi-drug Resistant TB is as Effective as 24-month Treatment

Canadian Tuberculosis Standards – 8th Edition.

Guideline: Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

NICE Guideline: Tuberculosis

The Lancet Commission: Management of Multidrug-resistant and Incurable Tuberculosis

Regimens to Treat Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

 


New WHO online course: Monkeypox epidemiology, preparedness and response.

13 Apr, 2022 | 10:03h | UTC

Monkeypox epidemiology, preparedness and response – OpenWHO

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Putting positive experiences at the center of postnatal care.

8 Apr, 2022 | 10:34h | UTC

Putting positive experiences at the centre of postnatal care – Evidently Cochrane Blog

Original Guideline: WHO recommendations on maternal and newborn care for a positive postnatal experience.

 


Systematic Review: Approaches and outcomes of community health worker’s interventions for hypertension management and control in low-income and middle-income countries.

8 Apr, 2022 | 09:48h | UTC

Approaches and outcomes of community health worker’s interventions for hypertension management and control in low-income and middle-income countries: systematic review – BMJ Open

 


WHO Strategic framework for collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.

7 Apr, 2022 | 08:41h | UTC

Strategic framework for collaboration on antimicrobial resistance – World Health Organization

Related:

Four priority actions to slow the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance.

Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis.

Perspective | The hidden epidemic: Antibiotic resistance is approaching a crisis point, and the world needs to act.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Global, regional, and national trends in opioid analgesic consumption from 2015 to 2019.

6 Apr, 2022 | 10:49h | UTC

Global, regional, and national trends in opioid analgesic consumption from 2015 to 2019: a longitudinal study – The Lancet Public Health

News Release: Global disparities persist in opioid painkiller access – University College London

Invited Commentary: Closing the global pain divide: balancing access and excess – The Lancet Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (article and images under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0 license)

 


Billions of people still breathe unhealthy air: new WHO data.

5 Apr, 2022 | 09:59h | UTC

News Release: Billions of people still breathe unhealthy air: new WHO data – World Health Organization

Report: WHO Air quality Database 2022

Commentaries:

South-East Asia, Africa and Middle East are World’s Air Pollution Hot Spots in WHO’s Largest-Ever Data Release – Health Policy Watch

WHO says 99% of world’s population breathes poor-quality air – Associated Press

Related: New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution.

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Higher dose primaquine more effective for preventing relapse of Plasmodium vivax Malaria compared to standard dose.

4 Apr, 2022 | 01:25h | UTC

Higher-Dose Primaquine to Prevent Relapse of Plasmodium vivax Malaria – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


WHO launches global initiative to tackle deadly insect-borne ‘arboviruses’.

4 Apr, 2022 | 00:57h | UTC

WHO launches Global Initiative to Tackle Deadly Insect-Borne ‘Arboviruses’ – Health Policy Watch

 


Systematic Review: Does giving money to people, in low- and middle-income countries, without conditions attached lead to better health and other life improvements?

1 Apr, 2022 | 10:05h | UTC

Summary: Does giving money to people, in low- and middle-income countries, without conditions attached lead to better health and other life improvements? – Cochrane Library

Original Study: Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low‐ and middle‐income countries – Cochrane Library

 


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