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Medical Press Review

08 November 2018 

This week, MSF co-authors a systematic review in BMC Medicine focussing on the interplay between malaria and malnutrition. Although associations are reported on the link between chronic malnutrition and severity of malaria, such as high-density parasitaemia, little information exists on the effects of malnutrition on therapeutic response to combination therapies. 

In PLOS NTDs, the integration of mHealth apps into neglected tropical disease research ;is discussed; the authors present key factors influencing design, development, and deployment of such apps. The Lancet announces its Commission on Child Health and Wellbeing, which will promote a multisectoral approach in support of child health.

Finally, in BMJ, MSF is mentioned in a news report highlighting the difficulties associated with assessing the current situation in Yemen , and an interview profiles MSF’s Kiran Jobanputra.

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Health in a Humanitarian Setting

BMJ • Observations ***MSF mention/interview***: Kiran Jobanputra: Humanitarian in the field
BMJ • News ***MSF mention ***: Yemen: charities can’t agree on likelihood of famine

The Lancet • Comment: Offline: The health of Palestinians is a global responsibility

Maternal and Child Health

The Lancet • Comment: Framing an agenda for children thriving in the SDG era: a Lancet Commission on Child Health and Wellbeing

BMJ • News: Health of 1.8 billion children is at serious risk from air pollution, says WHO

BMJ GH • Article: Girls’ hidden penalty: analysis of gender inequality in child mortality with data from 195 countries

PLOS Med • Article: Development and validation of a new method for indirect estimation of neonatal, infant, and child mortality trends using summary birth histories

PLOS Med • Article: A cash-based intervention and the risk of acute malnutrition in children aged 6–59 months living in internally displaced persons camps in Mogadishu, Somalia: A non-randomised cluster trial

TM&IH • Article: Trajectories of Women's Physical and Psychosocial Health Following Obstetric Fistula Repair in Uganda: A Longitudinal Study

The Lancet GH • Comment: Small babies, big numbers: global estimates of preterm birth

The Lancet GH • Article: Global, regional, and national estimates of levels of preterm birth in 2014: a systematic review and modelling analysis

Non-Communicable Diseases


BMC Medicine • Article ***MSF author***: Complex interactions between malaria and malnutrition: a systematic literature review

Malaria Journal • Article: The dynamic of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections following mass drug administrations with dihydroarteminisin–piperaquine plus a single low dose of primaquine in Savannakhet Province, Laos

Malaria Journal • Review: Injectable anti-malarials revisited: discovery and development of new agents to protect against malaria

Malaria Journal • Article: Assessment of parasite clearance following treatment of severe malaria with intravenous artesunate in Ugandan children enrolled in a randomized controlled clinical trial

Malaria Journal • Article: Low uptake of malaria testing within 24 h of fever despite appropriate health-seeking among migrants in Myanmar: a mixed-methods study

BMC Blog BugBitten • Blog: A new lease of life for bednets
Neglected Tropical Diseases




Global Health


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