public health

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Open-access neglected diseases database

A group of European and African researchers have published a paper in PloS announcing the development of a potentially important database for mapping neglected tropical diseases. While the idea is pretty simple — to integrate various survey-based studies of infection into a single geo-referenced database — the output is potentially powerful, providing public health officials … Continue reading

Could big parties be (a) public health strategy?

Last week, I received my annual flu vaccination at Princeton’s “Flu Fest.” It seemed to me such a success that I wonder if something like it couldn’t be replicated in low resource settings — i.e., in Africa? No, the idea is not that one person comes with the flu and kisses everyone else to get … Continue reading