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Medical Press Review
Stay informed about our research with the weekly Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s Global Health Press Review, which highlights MSF publications and other global health articles and news stories.
This week in PLOS Medicine, MSF presents an ethics framework for humanitarian innovation that is intended for self-guided use by innovators to enable them to identify the harms and benefits of such work and be sensitive to ethical considerations.
In the European Respiratory Journal, MSF analyses the effect of treatment monitoring strategies on the detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment failure.
In Malaria Journal MSF reports on a clinical trial comparing two artemisinin combination therapies in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, assesses the effectiveness of dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine in a low transmission setting in Cambodia, and explores the prevalence and diagnostics of congenital malaria in rural Burundi.
In PLOS ONE MSF examines the impact and lessons learned from mass drug administrations of malaria chemoprevention during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, in 2014.
Lastly,The BMJ argues that global health policy is institutionally ageist and is actively discriminating against the needs of older populations. If this topic interests you, you can read an MSF article on ending the neglect of older people in the response to humanitarian emergencies here.
PLOS Medicine • Health action**MSF Author**: A Médecins Sans Frontières Ethics Framework for Humanitarian Innovation
Malaria Journal • Research**MSF Author**: In vivo efficacy of artesunate–amodiaquine and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria: an open-randomized, non-inferiority clinical trial in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Malaria Journal • Research**MSF Author**: Assessing the asymptomatic reservoir and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine effectiveness in a low transmission setting threatened by artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum
PLOS ONE • Research**MSF Author**: Impact and Lessons Learned from Mass Drug Administrations of Malaria Chemoprevention during the Ebola Outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, 2014
Malaria Journal • Research**MSF Author**: Prevalence and diagnostics of congenital malaria in rural Burundi, a cross-sectional study
The Lancet • Corr: Chinese action towards global malaria eradication
The Lancet • Corr: Chinese action towards global malaria eradication – Authors' reply
The Lancet • Comment: Against the odds, Sri Lanka eliminates malaria
European Respiratory Journal • Research**MSF Author**: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment failure detection depends on monitoring interval and microbiological method
Global health policy
BMJ • Analysis: Institutional ageism in global health policy
The Lancet GH • Article: Prevention of sexual transmission of Ebola in Liberia through a national semen testing and counselling programme for survivors: an analysis of Ebola virus RNA results and behavioural data
The Lancet • Editorial: Zika's emerging threat for the Asia-Pacific region
The Lancet Inf Dis • Comment: Zika virus: who's next?
The Lancet HIV • Comment: First-line integrase inhibitors for HIV—prices versus benefits
The Lancet HIV • Comment: The benefits and risks of PrEP and kidney function
The Lancet Inf Dis • Research: Interventions to optimise the care continuum for chronic viral hepatitis: a systematic review and meta-analyses
The Lancet Inf Dis • Comment: Building the evidence base to eliminate hepatitis B and C as public health threats
Health in a humanitarian setting
The Lancet GH • Comment: No easy answer for how to tackle Mexico's health challenges
The Lancet • Corr: Protect Syria's doctors: an open letter to world leaders
The Lancet • Corr: Children of war: urgent action is needed to save a generation
The Lancet • Comment: Africa—the incarceration of a continent
The Lancet • World Report: Venezuela: aid needed to ease health crisis
The Lancet • Corr: Global surgery initiative in Greece: more than an essential initiative
The Lancet • Corr: Is it time for a Refugees' Health Unit in Greece?
BMJ • News: NICE consults on child vaccination rates
Compiled by: Holly Baker, Jeffrey Hau and Kim West
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK
MSF-authored article list assistance:
Frances Williams, Patricia Kahn
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA
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