Daniel O’Brien reflects on the challenges of treating cryptococcal meningitis in developing countries. Being a doctor in the era of bringing antiretroviral treatment (ART) to HIV-infected populations in resource-limited settings has been inspirational and rewarding.
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
‘Mortality rates in a refugee camp in South Sudan are nearly double the threshold for an emergency, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned’ said a BBC report on 6th July 2012. ‘In Yida camp, [MSF
The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends periodic drug treatment to deworm all children living in areas where soil-transmitted helminths are endemic. This usually involves treatment either once or twice a year using drugs that
In the third post of a short series reflecting on last month’s Getting in the Access Loop webinar organised by the Humanitarian Centre, HIFA2015 and PLoS, Allan Mwesiga from the Pan African Medical Journal discusses the role of
In the second post of a short series reflecting on last month’s Getting in the Access Loop webinar organised by the Humanitarian Centre, HIFA2015 and PLoS, Janice S. Pedersen from RAND Europe discusses how mentoring capacity for publication might be
In the first of a short series of posts, Anne Radl reflects on the Getting in the Access Loop webinar run last month by the Humanitarian Centre, HIFA2015 and PLoS. Despite the fact that “Getting in
A few days ago, the New York Times ran an op-ed piece about recently identified large reserves of groundwater in Africa (Africa’s Hidden Water Wealth, 17 Jun 12). The author of the piece, Alan MacDonald
I wish I could attend your webinar on enabling more health researchers in Africa to effectively publish their work but, ironically, I will not be able to get to the Internet at that time .
Today we recognize World Malaria Day, a day that for me is filled with contradictions. There are many reasons to feel encouraged. Globally the number of malaria deaths is dropping, thanks to progress on several