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It is the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban this week, and The Lancet has marked this by releasing a series of papers on HIV in prisoners. Within this series, MSF authors an article on HIV and tuberculosis in prison populations in sub-Saharan Africa.
In BMC Health Services Research, MSF investigates the impact of a state-led public-private partnership in India that aims to provide free childbirth services in private health facilities to women from socially disadvantaged groups, and finds that uptake of the programme is low despite having been implemented for almost 10 years.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases compares the use of fixed-dose artesunate-mefloquine versus artemether-lumefantrine for treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children younger than 5 years, in sub-Saharan Africa. In The BMJ, a set of guidelines are proposed to help authors, commissioners, and editors decide when to update systematic reviews.
Lastly, registration is open for an MSF-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) symposium on improving care of people with non-communicable diseases in humanitarian settings. The event will take place on 2 September 2016 and is free to attend. Everything will also be streamed live online. Click here to register to attend in person or watch online.
Lancet • Series ***MSF Author***: HIV and tuberculosis in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa
Lancet • Series: HIV, prisoners, and human rights
Lancet HIV • Comment: Time for a revolution in tracking the HIV epidemic
Maternal and child health
BMC Health Serv Res• Article***MSF Author***: Utilization of the state led public private partnership program “Chiranjeevi Yojana” to promote facility births in Gujarat, India: a cross sectional community based study
NEJM • Article***MSF Mention***: Amoxicillin for Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children
The BMJ • Research reporting: When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist
Lancet Infectious Disease • Comment: Comparison of artesunate–mefloquine and artemether–lumefantrine fixed-dose combinations for treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children younger than 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa: a randomised, multicentre, phase 4 trial
Malaria Journal • Article: Identifying risk factors for Plasmodium infection and anaemia in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Malaria Journal • Article: A review of new challenges and prospects for malaria elimination in Mutare and Mutasa Districts, Zimbabwe
Neglected Tropical Diseases
BMJ• Editorial: Yellow fever in Africa
PLOS NTD• Article: Undiscovered Bat Hosts of Filoviruses
Health in a humanitarian context
Curr Opin Infect Dis • Article: Prevention of common healthcare-associated infections in humanitarian hospitals.
Compiled by: Holly Baker, Jeffrey Hau, & Kim West
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK
MSF-authored article list assistance:
Frances Williams, Patricia Kahn
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA
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