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Assessment of the Role of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Infants: Letter Report

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Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza: Guidance on Developing a Distribution and Dispensing Program

Planning for an influenza pandemic, whether it occurs in the near or distant future, will need to take into account many constantly evolving factors. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Implementation of Antiviral Medication Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic ...

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Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Finding a Place on the Global Agenda, Workshop Summary

The current state of science in violence prevention reveals progress, promise, and a number of remaining challenges. In order to fully examine the issue of global violence prevention, the Institute of Medicine in collaboration with Global Violence Prevention Advocacy, ...

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Review of the DoD-GEIS Influenza Programs: Strengthening Global Surveillance and Response

The influenza pandemics of 1918, 1957, and 1968 offer a warning to the world about the potential dangers of the influenza virus. In 2006, after a series of cases and clusters of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian virus made clear ...

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Mobilizing Science-Based Enterprises for Energy, Water, and Medicines in Nigeria

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Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Detection: Assessing the Challenges -- Finding Solutions, Workshop Summary

Early detection is essential to the control of emerging, reemerging, and novel infectious diseases, whether naturally occurring or intentionally introduced. Containing the spread of such diseases in a profoundly interconnected world requires active vigilance for signs of an outbreak, rapid ...

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PEPFAR Implementation: Progress and Promise

In 2003, Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, which established a 5-year, $15 billion initiative to help countries around the world respond to their AIDS epidemics. The initiative is generally referred to by the ...

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Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease: Workshop Summary

In recent public workshops and working group meetings, ...

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Global Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Governmental Regulation to Corporate Social Responsibility: Workshop Summary

Biological threats like SARS and natural disasters like the tsunami in Indonesia have devastated entire regions, and quickly exhausted budgetary resources.  As the field of environmental health continues to evolve, scientists and others must focus on gaining a better understanding ...

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Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Cancer is low or absent on the health agendas of low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) despite the fact that more people die from cancer in these countries than from AIDS and malaria combined. International health organizations, bilateral aid agencies, ...

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