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#1Sabina Faiz Rashid (BRACU: BRAC University)H-Index: 17
#2Sally Theobald (LSTM: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)H-Index: 30
Last. Kim Ozano (LSTM: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)H-Index: 2
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### Summary box In Bangladesh, the James P. Grant School of Public Health is undertaking responsive research to try and understand the needs of the population during COVID-19. The multidisciplinary research includes 80 case studies in urban slums to capture the lived experiences and the impact of shutdown of the people living and working in Dhaka during COVID-19. In addition, a rapid large scale urban/rural survey is being conducted via phone interviews, with follow-ups, aimed to assess the poss...
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#1Yogesh HoodaH-Index: 7
#1Yogesh Hooda (LMB: Laboratory of Molecular Biology)H-Index: 2
Last. Senjuti SahaH-Index: 6
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### Summary box Azithromycin is an oral macrolide discovered in 1980 and approved for medical use in 1988.1 This relatively inexpensive antibiotic is often deemed as a wonder drug due to its safety and effectiveness against parasitic and helminth infections, in addition to a wide range of bacterial infections. In the early 2000s, biannual administration of azithromycin (mass drug administration, MDA) for trachoma control was found to reduce all-cause mortality by almost 49%.2 These encouraging r...
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#1Jennifer Thorpe (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 2
#2Kerri Viney (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 12
Last. Knut Lönnroth (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 47
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that insufficient income security in periods of ill health leads to economic hardship for individuals and hampers disease control efforts as people struggle to stay home when sick or advised to observe quarantine. Evidence on income security during periods of ill health is growing but has not previously been reviewed as a full body of work concerning low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We performed a scoping review to map the range, features, cover...
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#1Dyah Ayu Shinta Lesmanawati (UGM: Gadjah Mada University)
#2Patrick Veenstra ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 1
Last. Chandini Raina MacIntyre (Kirby Institute)
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Epidemics are influenced by both disease and societal factors and can grow exponentially over short time periods. Epidemic risk analysis can help in rapidly predicting potentially serious outcomes and flagging the need for rapid response. We developed a multifactorial risk analysis tool ‘EpiRisk’ to provide rapid insight into the potential severity of emerging epidemics by combining disease-related parameters and country-related risk parameters. An initial set of 18 disease and country-related r...
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#1Sigiriya Aebischer Perone (International Committee of the Red Cross)H-Index: 1
Last. David Beran (University of Geneva)H-Index: 17
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### Summary box On 10 December 2019, the WHO launched the ‘It’s time to walk the talk: WHO independent high-level commission on non-communicable diseases’ report.1 This was the second report of the commission convened in 2017 by the director general of the WHO to address the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in innovative ways. The current report highlights that given the current measures in place the 2030 sustainable development goal (SDG) target 3.4 of reducing by ‘one third pr...
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### Summary box In the contemporary political moment, migrants and refugees are hypervisible. In 2018, there were 258 million international migrants, the majority residing in low-income and middle-income countries.1 While the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasise leaving no one behind and call for inclusion of migrants,2 few have examined how to meet this promise or the accountability mechanisms at play in migrants’ health. Mobility is not a new phenomenon, but large movements of...
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#1Soumyadeep Bhaumik (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 12
#2Sandeep Moola (The George Institute for Global Health)
Last. Misimi Kakoti (The George Institute for Global Health)
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Introduction Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), affects 213 countries or territories globally. We received a request from National Health Systems Resource Centre, a public agency in India, to conduct rapid evidence synthesis (RES) on community health workers (CHWs) for COVID-19 prevention and control in 3 days. Methods We searched PubMed, websites of ministries (n=3), public agencies (n=6), multilateral institutions (n=3), COVID-19 resource aggregators (n=5) and preprints (n=1) (without language re...
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#1A C Pinho-Gomes (The George Institute for Global Health)
#1Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes (The George Institute for Global Health)H-Index: 4
Last. Cheryl Carcel (The George Institute for Global Health)H-Index: 9
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### Summary box Despite some progress over the last decade, gender inequalities persist in academic and research settings. Previous studies have shown that women have a lesser share of authorship positions overall and are less likely than men to be first or last author, the most relevant positions to career progression.1 The gap between total authorships for women and men has been stable in recent years, but has grown for senior authorships.2 With lockdowns enforced across the globe due to the C...
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Since the watershed moment of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa and again in the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, the concept of health system resilience has been a recurring theme in global health discussions.1 2 Although most frequently used in the context of epidemic response, resilience has also been framed as a ‘key pillar’ of health,3 and invoked in high-level calls for countries to ‘lead the work on building health system resilience’.4 Yet, as the authors of one of several recen...
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#1Felix Stein (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 3
#2Meghan Perry (Western General Hospital)H-Index: 2
Last. Francisca Mutapi (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 29
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### Summary box Oxygen saves lives. Its provision is a critical component of emergency respiratory resuscitation around the world, and it consequently features on the WHO’s list of essential medicines.1 Oxygen therapy is not just used for pneumonia and other lung diseases. It is also crucial for treating various non-respiratory conditions that result in hypoxaemia, such as sepsis, severe malaria, trauma and cardiovascular diseases. It is equally essential for surgical care and anaesthesia. In We...
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