By Richard Coker (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
An epidemiological tsunami is sweeping the world. The most vulnerable will succumb directly from infection and, often forgotten, indirectly from being unable to access health care services. As this pandemic unfolds, it may be difficult to see any positive consequences…
By Elisa M. Maffioli, Indrani Saran, Manoj Mohanan, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara
In malaria-endemic countries non-malaria febrile illnesses are frequent. Malaria diagnostic testing is becoming increasingly common. However, especially in rural settings, febrile individuals are often treated at retail drug stores, and among those less than 10% get…
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By Alastair Ager, NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
There’s a growing interest in the concept of fragility. Initially just a new label given to ‘failed states’ to foster a more respectful form of engagement with countries marked by deep…