Rebecca Lockhart, PLOS Medicine Publications Assistant, reflects on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Scientific Days 2016. At this year’s annual scientific conference held by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) the dominant theme was clear from the programme
Leonardo Palumbo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), reflects on the new WHO guidelines for MDR-TB. Recent treatment regimens for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) have resulted in patients enduring a gruelling two-year treatment journey, which necessitates taking up to
Members of the World Young Leaders in Dementia reflect on the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference.
On World Malaria Day 2016, Estrella Lasry of Médecins Sans Frontières calls for a more holistic approach if we are to make more than a dent in the malaria burden in areas most difficult to
PLOS Pathogens Editor-in-Chief Grant McFadden reflects on his recent trip to Haiti as part of a volunteer medical team. On his 3rd journey to the underprivileged country, Dr. McFadden transmits a positive message, noting a decrease in
Sanjay Basu, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Prevention Research Center, answers questions from PLOS Social Media Associate Sara Kassabian. [Post updated on April 7, 2016] The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is growing globally, with
The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research. PLOS
Update: the submission deadline for the Special Issue on Diabetes Prevention has been extended to March 18. The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a summer Special Issue on Diabetes Prevention to be guest edited by Prof.
Who Draws the Line Between Health and Illness? A Look Ahead to the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference
Oxford University’s Jack O’Sullivan catches up with two co-chairs of the the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference scientific committee— Alexandra Barratt, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and Ray Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow from
Grania Brigden discusses the findings of the Out of Step report into national TB policies. The report will be launched on December 2 at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Cape Town, South