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Eliminating visceral leishmaniasis in South Asia: the road ahead

From the web/BMJ Medicine: Suman Rijal and colleagues highlight lessons from a regional collaboration to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis and identify priorities for the post-elimination plan Devastating epidemics of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar, have been recorded on the Indian ... Read more

Dual Elimination Dashboard

The dual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis has become a global health priority. Following the WHO call for global elimination of congenital syphilis in 2007, and the UNAIDS Global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections ... Read more

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COVID-19 Surveillance in The Gambia

by Elizabeth Marchant, UK-FETP and Epidemiology Reservist, UK-PHRST, and, Mustapha Sanyang, Head of Rapid Response Teams, Gambia Ministry of Health

   L-R: Mustapha Sanyang (Head of Rapid Response Team), Ioannis Karagiannis (Epidemiologist), Liz Marchant (Reservist Epidemiologist) Following a concerning increase in cases of COVID-19 in August 2020, the UK-PHRST received a ...

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Strengthening public mental health in Africa in response to COVID-19

by Alice Walker, UK-PHRST Mental Health Research Fellow

  Globally, mental health faces unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19.  Bereavement, isolation, loss of income and fear are triggering mental health conditions or exacerbating existing ones.  National leaders face significant ...