Spotlight on July issue of International Health

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Friday, 5 August 2016

The July issue of International Health is now available online and includes four Open Access and freely available papers:

An editorial by Editorial Board member David Durrheim and Anthony Adams entitled ‘Polio eradication: no time for complacency’, which discusses the remaining challenges to achieving global polio eradication;

An Editor's Choice review article by Phaik Yeong Cheah and Nicholas White commissioned as part of our new ethics series entitled ' Antimalarial mass drug administration: ethical considerations', which explores a number of ethical issues associated with antimalarial mass drug administration given the uncertainty of possible long-term benefits of such programmes;

An Open Access original research article by Abebayehu Tora and colleagues 'Interpretations of education about gene-environment influences on health in rural Ethiopia: the context of a neglected tropical disease’;

An Open Access original research article by Bershteyn and colleagues on ' Age-targeted HIV treatment and primary prevention as a ‘ring fence’ to efficiently interrupt the age patterns of transmission in generalized epidemic settings in South Africa'.

What else is in this issue?

In addition to a commentary by Dean and colleagues that builds upon a presentation at ‘The disease elimination agenda: the role of science and advocacy’ meeting hosted by RSTMH, which discusses the role of context, community and programme partnerships in achieving equitable NTD control through tailored mass drug administration, this issue also features a review by Matthew Hunt and colleagues on the ‘Ethics of emergent information and communication technology applications in humanitarian medical assistance’,  as well as six further original research articles on investments in health system strengthening, human papillomavirus infection, childhood TB, epilepsy and more.