Publications

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What's coming for health science and policy in 2018? Global experts look ahead in their field.

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In PLOS Medicine's first editorial of 2018, editorial board members and other leading researchers share their hopes, pleas, concerns, and expectations for this year in health research and policy.

Authors: Swaminathan S Room RS Ivers LC Hillis G Grais RF Bhutta ZA Byass P
Journal Reference: PLoS medicine 2018 01 ; 15(1); e1002498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002498. Epub 2018 01 30
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Dried Blood Spots for Measuring Vibrio cholerae-specific Immune Responses.

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BACKGROUND: Vibrio cholerae causes over 2 million cases of cholera and 90,000 deaths each year.

Authors: Iyer AS Azman AS Bouhenia M Deng LO Anderson CP Graves M Kováč P Xu P Ryan ET Harris JB Sack DA Luquero FJ Leung DT
Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2018 01 ; 12(1); e0006196. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006196. Epub 2018 01 29
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Four years of case-based surveillance of meningitis following the introduction of MenAfriVac in Moissala, Chad: lessons learned.

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OBJECTIVE: Case-based surveillance of bacterial meningitis in sentinel districts has been recommended after the introduction of the conjugated vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A (NmA), MenAfriVac, in the African meningi

Authors: Page AL Coldiron ME Gamougam K Acyl MA Tamadji M Lastrucci C Hurtado N Tehoua FC Fermon F Caugant DA Porten K
Journal Reference: Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2017 12 ; 22(12); 1561-1568. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12987. Epub 2017 10 26
Chad Tchad bacterial meningitis latex agglutination tests meningococcal meningitis méningite bactérienne méningite pneumococcique méningite à méningocoques pneumococcal meningitis surveillance test d'agglutination au latex
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Seasonal malaria chemoprevention: successes and missed opportunities.

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Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) was recommended in 2012 for young children in the Sahel during the peak malaria transmission season.

Authors: Coldiron ME Von Seidlein L Grais RF
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2017 11 28; 16(1); 481. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-2132-1. Epub 2017 11 28
Antimalarials Chemoprevention Malaria
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Higher risk sexual behaviour is associated with unawareness of HIV-positivity and lack of viral suppression - implications for Treatment as Prevention.

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Efficacy of Treatment as Prevention Strategy depends on a variety of factors including individuals' likelihood to test and initiate treatment, viral load and sexual behaviour.

Authors: Huerga H Venables E Ben-Farhat J van Cutsem G Ellman T Kenyon C
Journal Reference: Scientific reports 2017 Nov 23; 7(1); 16117. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16382-6. Epub 2017 11 23
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Genomic history of the seventh pandemic of cholera in Africa.

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The seventh cholera pandemic has heavily affected Africa, although the origin and continental spread of the disease remain undefined.

Authors: Weill FX Domman D Njamkepo E Tarr C Rauzier J Fawal N Keddy KH Salje H Moore S Mukhopadhyay AK Bercion R Luquero FJ Ngandjio A Dosso M Monakhova E Garin B Bouchier C Pazzani C Mutreja A Grunow R Sidikou F Bonte L Breurec S Damian M Njanpop-Lafourcade BM Sapriel G Page AL Hamze M Henkens M Chowdhury G Mengel M Koeck JL Fournier JM Dougan G Grimont PAD Parkhill J Holt KE Piarroux R Ramamurthy T Quilici ML Thomson NR
Journal Reference: Science (New York, N.Y.) 2017 11 10; 358(6364); 785-789. doi: 10.1126/science.aad5901. Epub 2018 04 10
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Evaluation of the Deki Reader™, an automated RDT reader and data management device, in a household survey setting in low malaria endemic southwestern Uganda.

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BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of suspected malaria cases with a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) has been shown to be an effective malaria control tool used in many resource-constrained settings.

Authors: Oyet C Roh ME Kiwanuka GN Orikiriza P Wade M Parikh S Mwanga-Amumpaire J Boum Y
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2017 11 07; 16(1); 449. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-2094-3. Epub 2017 11 07
Deki Reader™ Malaria Malaria surveillance Rapid diagnostic test Uganda
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Antimicrobial resistance in West Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Growing data suggest that antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections are common in low- and middle-income countries.

Authors: Bernabé KJ Langendorf C Ford N Ronat JB Murphy RA
Journal Reference: International journal of antimicrobial agents 2017 Nov ; 50(5); 629-639. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 07 11
Antimicrobial agents Drug resistance West Africa