Here we are again with our weekly selection of articles on International Health Policies.
My personal preference this week is:
Lancet-2009-The war on drugs – a devastating public-policy disaster.
Two articles about cholera & Zimbabwe:
Lancet-2009-Zimbabwe’s sick public health-care system fuels disease.
NEJM-2009-cholera in Africa.
One about the new Rotavirus vaccine:
NEJM-2009-Rotavirus Vaccines – early success, remaining questions.
Also one about chronic illness:
BMJ-2009-Chronic illness – beyond the expert patient
For those with good Internet access: I suggest you to have a look at The Lancet Global Health Network http://www.thelancetglobalhealthnetwork.com/index.php
“The Web site, produced by the editors of the journal Lancet, aims to bring together international public health experts to conduct analyses, examine evidence, devise recommendations, and form proposals for international health and development efforts. The site includes resources, podcasts and discussion forums.”
It contains a wealth of information, and many useful links…
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David Hercot (in Ghana)
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