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Global Health Review - 25 September 2020
This week, MSF authors an article in BMC Infectious Diseases, exploring the perspectives of healthcare workers and people with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on a person-centred care approach to treatment in MSF’s MDR-TB programme in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. Patients preferred to be involved in discussions around their care and treatment and have their preferences considered, rather than being entirely responsible for the final decision.
An article in PLOS ONE, also co-authored by MSF, describes the patterns of sexual violence experienced by migrants and asylum seekers, observed at the MSF clinic on Lesvos Island, Greece. Findings suggest a need to increase capacity of mental health services for this vulnerable group. In the International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, MSF researchers present promising results from a cross-cultural validation of the Mental Health Global State scale, an easy-to-use and versatile tool to assess global mental health in humanitarian interventions.
Finally, MSF contributes to an editorial viewpoint in Global Heart, setting out the conclusions from a symposium held to discuss the need to increase uptake of fixed dose combination therapy for cardiovascular diseases. The authors highlight the need for country-specific implementation strategies and set out examples of possible measures.
Reminder: if you missed any of the Epicentre Scientific Day 2020, which took place virtually on 24 September, you can re-watch all of the presentations online.
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research • Article ***MSF AUTHOR***: Development of a patient rated scale for mental health global state for use during humanitarian interventions
Conflict, migration and health
PLOS ONE • Article ***MSF AUTHOR***: Sexual violence against migrants and asylum seekers. The experience of the MSF clinic on Lesvos Island, Greece
BMC Infectious Diseases • Article ***MSF AUTHOR***: Person-centred care in practice: perspectives from a short course regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan
Global Heart • Viewpoint ***MSF AUTHOR***: Implementing Fixed Dose Combination Medications for the Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases
The Lancet • Other : The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission: bridging a gap in universal health coverage for the poorest billion and comment Catalysing the response to NCDI Poverty at a time of COVID-19 and comment Reframing the NCD agenda: a matter of justice and equity
Sexual and reproductive health
The Lancet • World Report : Brazilian doctors condemn new rules on abortion
BMJ Global Health • Comment : The evolving picture of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in children: critical knowledge gaps
BMJ Global Health • Analysis : Health and human rights are inextricably linked in the COVID-19 response
BMJ Global Health • Article : Early estimates of COVID-19 infections in small, medium and large population clusters
BMJ Global Health • Blog : Building Back Better – a new hybrid approach to neglected tropical diseases in the COVID-19 era
The Lancet • World Report : Understanding Mexican health worker COVID-19 deaths
BMJ • Feature : Uruguay is winning against covid-19. This is how
The Lancet Global Health • Correspondence : Addressing racial inequalities in a pandemic: data limitations and a call for critical analyses
BMJ Global Health • Article : Institutionalising global health: a call for ethical reflection
BMJ Global Health • Comment : What will it take to implement health and health-related sustainable development goals?
Maternal and child health
PLOS Medicine • Article : Priorities in reducing child mortality: Azithromycin and other interventions
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health • Article ***MSF AUTHOR***: Two-Year Scale-Up of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Reduced Malaria Morbidity among Children in the Health District of Koutiala, Mali
BMJ Global Health • Comment : Malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa in the time of COVID-19: no room for complacency
Transactions RSTMH • Article : Multilevel modelling of the risk of malaria among children aged under five years in Nigeria
Malaria Journal • Article : Rapid reduction of malaria transmission following the introduction of indoor residual spraying in previously unsprayed districts: an observational analysis of Mopti Region, Mali, in 2017
Malaria Journal • Article : Costing malaria interventions from pilots to elimination programmes
Neglected tropical diseases
Transactions RSTMH • Editorial : Harnessing technology and portability to conduct molecular epidemiology of endemic pathogens in resource-limited settings
PLOS NTDs • Article : Heterogeneity of dengue transmission in an endemic area of Colombia
Tropical Medicine and International Health • Review : Challenges in the Last Mile of the Global Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Bugbitten • Blog : Dengue: don’t you, forget about me!