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  • In the fourth installment of our 'Meet the Editor' series, we interview Dr Joseph Okebe.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there?.I work as a clinical epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia. The Unit has a large research portfolio that includes diseases of public health importance in developing...
    June 22 2016
  • A research team from Spain, which was led by Carmen Gallardo, has prepared a Cochrane systematic review that explores the efficacy, safety, and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs versus single-drug formulations to treat people who are newly diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).TB is a curable and preventable disease caused...
    June 14 2016
  • In our third instalment of the 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Prof Mical Paul.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there?I head the division of infectious diseases at Rambam Health Care Campus, a primary and tertiary care hospital located in Northern Israel. I also work at the refugee clinic, which is a voluntary...
    May 23 2016
  • In the first instalment of our 'Meet the Editor' feature, where we interview Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) Editors, we meet Dr Jimee Hwang.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there?I am currently a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seconded to the Malaria Elimination...
    April 20 2016
  • Eleanor Ochodo, a CIDG author based at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care (CEBHC) at Stellenbosch University, together with CIDG Co-ordinating Editors Paul Garner and Dave Sinclair, recently published an article in the BMJ on ‘Achieving universal testing for malaria’. Eleanor Ochodo conceived this article after discussions at a symposium on...
    April 20 2016
  • Our 'Meet the Editor' feature continues with Dr. Hasifa Bukirwa from Uganda.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there? I work with the Field Epidemiology Fellowship Program as Training/Field Coordinator. This is part of the Public Health Fellowship Program within the Uganda National Institutes of Public Health under...
    April 15 2016
  • LSTM’s Seminar Series continued on 3 February 2016 with a presentation by Dr Nathan Ford entitled 'Uses and limits of research evidence in shaping global HIV policy and practice'. He was introduced by Dr Miriam Taegtmeyer, Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of International and Public Health at LSTM.Dr Ford had a long standing career at...
    February 5 2016
  • Welcome to 2016. It’s going to a big year for us here at the CIDG editorial base as we fully incorporate the HIV reviews and priorities in this area as well as our ongoing work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and others in the fields of malaria and neglected tropical diseases.  To reflect this we have made some adjustments to the...
    February 4 2016
  • When? Wednesday February 3rd, 5.30 pm to 7.30 pmRefreshments at 5.30 pm, talk begins at 6 pmWhere? Seminar Room 1, Sherrington Building, The University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, L69 3GEImpregnating mosquito nets with insecticide helps reduce the number of child deaths from malaria, and we know this through synthesising reliable...
    January 28 2016
  • Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasite that lives in the gut of infected people. The infection is not serious for most people, but it can be fatal in people with immune deficiency. People become infected when they come in contact with soil or water contaminated with infectious worms. The chronic infection usually causes skin rash, vomiting,...
    January 18 2016

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