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10 Aug 2011

The medical, public health and economic consequences of bad diagnostics

TB serodiagnostics as a case study

14 Mar 2011

Sleeping Sickness Elimination in Sight: Time to Celebrate and Reflect, but Not Relax

Remarkable progress has been made against human African trypanosomiasis since the mid-1990s but control efforts and research should not be abandoned.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1 Mar 2011

Cholera: a research priority

Over 100 million people die from cholera each year. As an oral vaccine begins a major trial in Bangladesh, we ask what other new control tools are needed to confront the continuing pandemic of this infectious disease of poverty.

24 Feb 2011

Funding research into the infectious diseases of poverty: what happens now?

The latest G-FINDER report says that funding for basic scientific research has increased but finances available for product development have fallen. How can funders determine where the greatest needs lie and work more closely together?

4 Feb 2011

Access to journals in low-income countries: where do we stand?

The withdrawal of free access to medical journals in one of the world’s poorest countries, Bangladesh, highlighted the debate on the need to make the findings of research available to all who need it. Access is now restored in Bangladesh but the controversy continues.

19 Jan 2011

TB deaths in South Asia: has there been a “cover-up”?

An outspoken editorial says that TB control efforts are wrongly focused, and that the level of progress towards the targets that have been set has been exaggerated.
Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
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22 Nov 2010

Widening the debate on health systems research

A personal view of proceedings at the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.

27 Oct 2010

Verbal autopsy is not well suited to estimating malaria deaths

A verbal autopsy study in India has produced an extraordinarily high estimate of the number of people who die from malaria.

23 Aug 2010

Infectious diseases and low intelligence: why correlation does not mean causality

A recent study concluding that infectious diseases probably cause low intelligence is based on flawed deductive reasoning.

19 Aug 2010

Why transport is crucial for strengthening health systems

An international non-profit organization has developed methods of supporting large numbers of vehicles operating over large areas of hostile territory in such a way that they do not break down.

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