This Week in PLOS Medicine: World Health Report; Cryptococcal meningitis; Multi-bi financing

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Four new articles publish with the close of September, including our monthly editorial:

The PLOS Medicine Editors comment on the World Health Organization’s latest World Health Report, originally planned for publication in 2012, and the outcomes of the journal’s collaboration with WHO on the intended theme of “no health without research.”

David Boulware and colleagues assess the cost effectiveness of different treatment strategies in low- and middle-income countries for cryptococcal meningitis, one of the most common opportunistic infections of people with HIV.

Andrew Farlow reflects on new research by David Boulware and colleagues, highlighting current challenges in treating cryptoccocal meningitis and the lack of investment in research to treat this disease.

As part of a cluster of articles critically reflecting on the theme of “no health without research,” Devi Sridhar discusses a major challenge in the governance of research funding: multi-bi financing that allows the priorities of funding bodies to dictate what health issues and diseases are studied.

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