UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: South America REFERENCE: Andrade DV, Harris E. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV) caused explosive epidemics across the Americas, starting in Brazil in 2015, and has been associated with severe manifestations such as microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. As the
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Gudo ES, Ali S, António VS, Chelene IR, Chongo I, Demanou M, Falk K, Guiliche OC, Heinrich N, Monteiro V, Muianga AF, Oludele J, Mula F, Mutuku F, Amade N, Alho P, Betsem E, Chimbuinhe Z, Cristovam AJ, Galano G, Gessain A, Harris E,
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Zhao B, Zheng H, Wang S, Smith KR, Lu X, Aunan K, Gu Y, Wang Y, Ding D, Xing J, Fu X, Yang X, Liou KN, Hao J. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: To tackle the severe fine particle (PM2.5) pollution in China, the government has implemented
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ahern J DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Leddy AM, Lippman SA, Neilands TB, Twine R, Ahern J, Gómez-Olivé FX, DeLong SM, MacPhail C, Kahn K, Pettifor AE. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Nov 19. pii: jech-2018-211357. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211357. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a human rights violation and is associated with a variety of
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Bustos Carrillo, Burger-Calderon, Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: North America REFERENCE:  Bustos Carrillo F, Collado D, Sanchez N, Ojeda S, Lopez Mercado B, Burger-Calderon R, Gresh L, Gordon A, Balmaseda A, Kuan G, Harris E. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01622-18. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: In late 2013, chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was introduced into the Americas, leading to widespread epidemics. A
DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Global REFERENCE: Flowra MT, Asaduzzaman M. Lancet Planet Health. 2018. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30203-1. ACCESS: Link
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Sandra McCoy DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Fahey CA, Njau PF, Dow WH, Kapologwe N, McCoy SI. AIDS. 2018. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002056. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Food insecurity (FI) impedes antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. We previously demonstrated that short-term cash and food incentives increased ART possession and retention in HIV services in Tanzania. To elucidate
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ndola Prata DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Hobday K, Hulme J, Homer C, Zualo Wate P, Belton S, Prata N. 2018. doi: 10.1186/s12978-018-0622-4. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Post-partum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal deaths in Mozambique. In 2015, the Mozambican Ministry of Health launched the National Strategy for the Prevention of Post-Partum Haemorrhage
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Jennifer Ahern DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Lippman SA, Leddy AM, Neilands TB, Ahern J, MacPhail C, Wagner RG, Peacock D, Twine R, Goin DE, Gómez-Olivé FX, Selin A, Tollman SM, Kahn K, Pettifor A. 2018. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25182. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in South Africa bear a disproportionate burden
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ajay Pillarisetti, MT Hernandez, John Balmes, Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Paraguay REFERENCE: Tagle M, Pillarisetti A, Hernandez MT, Troncoso K, Soares A, Torres R, Galeano A, Oyola P, Balmes J, Smith KR. Indoor Air. 2018 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/ina.12513. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:In Paraguay, 49% of the population depends on biomass (wood and charcoal) for
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Sarah Jane Holcombe DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2017 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Burrowes S, Holcombe SJ, Jara D, Carter D, Smith K. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Aug. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1442-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:  It is increasingly recognized that disrespect and abuse of women during labor and delivery is a violation of a woman’s rights and a
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John Marshall, Wu SL DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Marshall JM, Wu SL, Sanchez C HM, Kiware SS, Mdhlovu M, Ouédraogo AL, Touré MB, Sturrock HJ, Ghani AC, Ferguson NM doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26023-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: As Africa-wide malaria prevalence declines, an understanding of human movement patterns is essential to inform how best to