Monthly Archives: February 2017

Integrated preventive chemotherapy and WASH for intensified schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis control

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When augmented with interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), chemotherapy can have an enduring health impact on the treatment of neglected tropical diseases. Published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a new study analyses the epidemiology of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis at two endemic sites in South West Cameroon. Here, one of the authors of the paper tells us about the study and the impact of a WASH infrastructure.

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Social justice and criminal justice go hand in hand

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By celebrating the World Day of Social Justice on the 20th February, the international community supports efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce social inequities, promote fair work conditions, gender equality and access to social well-being and justice for all. There is a link that connects poverty, crime, health-related problems, employability, and extreme social disadvantage. Health is often a starting point to study what happens to the people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including staff employed by the justice system.

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A novel model of screening and management of HBV infection in undocumented immigrants and low-income refugees

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Undocumented migrants and low income refugees coming to Europe from countries with high Hepatitis B virus (HBV) endemicity are at risk of carrying an asymptomatic HBV infection. Language and socio-economic barriers limit their access to healthcare and information on HBV.

Published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a new study attempts to combat this issue with a novel model of screening and management of HBV infection in Naples, Italy.

Developing World Health

Stopping cancer in its tracks

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Liver cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide, resulting in 800,000 lives lost each year. What many people don’t know is that a staggering 80% of deaths are caused by viral hepatitis, a disease that has preventative vaccines (hepatitis B) and a curative treatment (hepatitis C), meaning that over 600,000 liver… Read more »

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