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Medical Press Review

1 June 2018 

In BMC Infectious Diseases, MSF contributes to an investigation of outcomes and resource consumption among civilians receiving acute surgical treatment due to conflict-related injuries. A high prevalence of multi drug-resistant bacteria was detected among infected conflict-related wounds and the study’s results could provide guidance for the development of antibiotic protocols to improve care.

In The Economist, an article mentions MSF and the crowdsourcing of maps that help to address epidemics and atrocities. And, in Conflict and Health, an MSF author contributes to a Debate article about the 2018 revision of the Minimum Initial Service Package for sexual and reproductive health, highlighting that the recent revisions dilute key guidance and messages on the most important of life-saving activities.

Finally, MSF is mentioned in two articles, published in NEJM and the Lancet, focusing on the 2018 Ebola outbreak. In NEJM, the different approaches taken by MSF and the WHO to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the experimental Ebola vaccine during the current outbreak are described. And in the Lancet, researchers highlight the importance of providing clinical care based on current guidelines, including use of aggressive hydration, to improve outcomes.

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Health in a Humanitarian Setting

BMC Infect. Dis • Article ***MSF AUTHOR***: Infection with high proportion of multidrug-resistant bacteria in conflict-related injuries is associated with poor outcomes and excess resource consumption: a cohort study of Syrian patients treated in Jordan

Economist • Article ***MSF Mention***: How volunteer cartographers are mapping epidemics and atrocities

Lancet • Editorial: Health care in conflict: war still has rules

Lancet Global Health Blog • Blog: Minamata Convention in Mozambique: Are we searching under the wrong lamppost?


NEJM • Perspective ***MSF Mention***: Keeping Your Cool — Doing Ebola Research during an Emergency

Lancet • Correspondence ***MSF Mention***: Beyond vaccines: improving survival rates in the DRC Ebola outbreak

Lancet • World Report: Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo: lessons learned

BMJ • Analysis: Call for independent monitoring of disease outbreak preparedness

PLOS NTD • Article: A modified anthrax toxin-based enzyme-linked immunospot assay reveals robust T cell responses in symptomatic and asymptomatic Ebola virus exposed individuals

PLOS NTD • Article: Zika virus infection in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 2015-2016


Malaria Journal • Article: Appropriateness of malaria diagnosis and treatment for fever episodes according to patient history and anti-malarial blood measurement: a cross-sectional survey from Tanzania

Malaria Journal • Article: Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women

Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology & Infection • Article ***MSF AUTHOR***: The incubation period of hepatitis E genotype 1: insights from pooled analyses of travellers

Neglected Tropical Diseases

PLOS NTD • Article ***MSF AUTHORS***: The initial effectiveness of liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome) and miltefosine combination for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in HIV co-infected patients in Ethiopia: A retrospective cohort study

PLOS NTD • Viewpoint: “Rapid impact” 10 years after: The first “decade” (2006–2016) of integrated neglected tropical disease control

PLOS NTD • Article: Cost-effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programs in East Africa

PLOS NTD • Article: Molecular detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the environment and its relationship with Buruli ulcer occurrence in Zio and Yoto districts of maritime region in Togo

Noncommunicable Diseases

Lancet • Article: Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

Maternal and Child Health

Conflict and Health • Debate ***MSF AUTHOR***: Wishful thinking versus operational commitment: is the international guidance on priority sexual and reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings becoming unrealistic?

Lancet Infectious Diseases • Editorial: Azithromycin to prevent deaths in children

Lancet Global Health • Article: Cost-effectiveness of the controlled temperature chain for the hepatitis B virus birth dose vaccine in various global settings: a modelling study and comment

Lancet Global Health • Article: Circumstances of child deaths in Mali and Uganda: a community-based confidential enquiry

BMJ Global Health • Article: Accelerating Kenya’s progress to 2030: understanding the determinants of under-five mortality from 1990 to 2015

TM&IH • Article: Effect of hygiene interventions on acute respiratory infections in childcare, school and domestic settings in low‐ and middle‐income countries: a systematic review

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