Efficacy of Artemisinin-Based and Quinine-Based Treatments for Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria in Pregnancy

This article conducted a systematic literature review and individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and tolerability of different artemisinin-based or quinine-based treatments for malaria in pregnant women.

The Disease Detectives

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program was started during the Cold War to create a group of people who could be quickly deployed to halt outbreaks such as those from, for example, biological weapons. When a health department requests urgent help from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one EIS officer and/or other subject-matter experts travel to the front line.

Law enforcement and public health: recognition and enhancement of joined-up solutions

Although the security sector is a key partner in many specific public health programs, its identity as an important part of the public health endeavor is rarely recognized, resulting in an inadequate approach to research and investigation of ways in which law enforcement can be effectively engaged to actively promote and protect public health.

Ten threats to global health in 2019

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the  health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.