Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria in pregnancy indicators in Northern Uganda: a joinpoint regression analysis
CONCLUSIONS: In our study, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced access to ANC visits and IPTp uptake. However, the healthcare system maintained its capacity for managing malaria cases, first antenatal visits, and institutional deliveries.Trial registration: This study has been registered on the ClinicalTrials.gov public website on 26 April 2022. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05348746.PMID:37872763 | DOI:10.1080/20477724.2023.2273023 (Source: Pathogens and Global Health)
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - October 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Francesco Vladimiro Segala Jerry Ictho Mariangela L'Episcopia Emmanuel Onapa Elda De Vita Roberta Novara Nelson Olung Valentina Totaro Lameck Olal Giulia Patti Christopher Bingom Umberto Farina Roberta Papagni Caroline Agaro Davide Fiore Bavaro James Amon Source Type: research
Neglected tropical disease (NTD) diagnostics: current development and operations to advance control
Pathog Glob Health. 2023 Oct 23:1-24. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2023.2272095. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNeglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have become important public health threats that require multi-faceted control interventions. As late treatment and management of NTDs contribute significantly to the associated burdens, early diagnosis becomes an important component for surveillance and planning effective interventions. This review identifies common NTDs and highlights the progress in the development of diagnostics for these NTDs. Leveraging existing technologies to improve NTD diagnosis and improving current operation...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - October 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Oyetunde T Oyeyemi Olumide Ogundahunsi Mirjam Schunk Ramzy G Fatem Lisa M Shollenberger Source Type: research
Capacity building for infectious disease control in Sub-Saharan Africa
Pathog Glob Health. 2023 Oct 18:1-3. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2023.2272363. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:37853767 | DOI:10.1080/20477724.2023.2272363 (Source: Pathogens and Global Health)
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - October 19, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: William C Lieber Faraan O Rahim Henry S Q Lartey Devesh Shah Blandina T Mmbaga Nathan M Thielman Julian T Hertz Source Type: research
Web-based intervention for improving influenza vaccination in pregnant women: a cost-effectiveness analysis
This study aimed to evaluate cost-effectiveness of a web-based intervention on influenza vaccine uptake among pregnant women from the perspective of US healthcare providers. A one-year decision-analytic model estimated outcomes in a hypothetical cohort of pregnant women with: (1) website with vaccine information and interactive social media (intervention group), and (2) usual care (usual care group). Primary measures included influenza infection, influenza-related hospitalization, mortality, direct medical cost, and quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) loss. In base-case analysis, intervention group reduced cost (by USD28), i...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - October 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yingcheng Wang Ginenus Fekadu Joyce H S You Source Type: research
Beyond gain of function: strengthening oversight of research with potential pandemic pathogens
This article assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the P3CO Framework and provides recommendations for strengthening oversight of research with potential pandemic pathogens. The P3CO Framework should be replaced by a national policy that would apply to all relevant research, regardless of the source of funding and be implemented by a new national agency for biorisk management. This new policy would need to be accompanied by a comprehensive analysis of potential pandemic pathogen risks, clear guidance on how to identify research that falls within the scope of the policy, a rigorous process for reviewing the risks and ben...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - October 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gregory D Koblentz Rocco Casagrande Source Type: research