UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Stephen Rauch DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: South Africa REFERENCE: Bornman MS, Chevrier J, Rauch S, et al. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane exposure and anogenital distance in the Venda Health Examination of Mothers, Babies and their Environment (VHEMBE) birth cohort study, South Africa. Andrology. 2016;4(4):608-15. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is used for malaria control by 10 countries, nine of
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Alexandra M. Minnis UCSF AUTHOR: Ariane van der Straten DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: sub-Saharan Africa REFERENCE: Minnis AM, Van der straten A, Salee P, Hendrix CW. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Measured by Plasma Drug Level in MTN-001: Comparison Between Vaginal Gel and Oral Tablets in Two Geographic Regions. AIDS Behav. 2016;20(7):1541-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Despite strong
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Alexandra M. Minnis UCSF AUTHOR: Ariane van der Straten (UCSF) DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa REFERENCE: Minnis AM, Van der straten A, Salee P, Hendrix CW. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Measured by Plasma Drug Level in MTN-001: Comparison Between Vaginal Gel and Oral Tablets in Two Geographic Regions. AIDS Behav. 2016;20(7):1541-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Despite strong
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia C. Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Madagascar, Africa REFERENCE: Fernald LCH, Galasso E, Qamruddin J, et al. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of nutritional supplementation and promotion of responsive parenting in Madagascar: the MAHAY study design and rationale. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:466. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3097-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Over half of the world’s children suffer from
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia C. H. Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Madagascar REFERENCE: Fernald LCH, Galasso E, Qamruddin J, et al. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of nutritional supplementation and promotion of responsive parenting in Madagascar: the MAHAY study design and rationale. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:466. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3097-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Over half of the world’s children suffer from poor
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zinyama-Gutsire Rutendo B.L, Cowan Frances DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Zimbabwe REFERENCE: Zinyama-gutsire RB, Christiansen M, Hedley PL, et al. HIV-1 Vertical Transmission in Zimbabwe in 622 Mother and Infant Pairs: Rethinking the Contribution of Mannose Binding Lectin Deficiency in Africa. OMICS. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a major global health problem.
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Meredith Minkler, Sama S. Banya, Jason Corburn DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Marais F, Minkler M, Gibson N, et al. A community-engaged infection prevention and control approach to Ebola. Health Promot Int. 2016;31(2):440-9. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The real missing link in Ebola control efforts to date may lie in the failure to
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Daniel A. Fletcher DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Cote d’lvoire, Africa REFERENCE: Coulibaly JT, Ouattara M, D’ambrosio MV, et al. Accuracy of Mobile Phone and Handheld Light Microscopy for the Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Protozoa Infections in Côte d’Ivoire. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016;10(6):e0004768. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Handheld light microscopy using compact optics and
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Raluca Buzdugan, Mi-Suk Kang Dufour (UCSF) DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Zimbabwe REFERENCE: Buzdugan R, McCoy SI, Watadzaushe C, et al. Evaluating the Impact of Zimbabwe’s Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Program: Population-Level Estimates of HIV-Free Infant Survival Pre-Option A. Ciccozzi M, ed. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(8):e0134571. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134571. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: We estimated HIV-free infant survival
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Wagner DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2016 REGION: Zomba, Malawi REFERENCE: Delavande A, Wagner Z, Sood N. The Impact of Repeat HIV Testing on Risky Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi. Journal of AIDS & clinical research. 2016;7(3):549. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000549. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: A significant proportion of HIV-positive adults in sub-Saharan Africa are
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Maya L Petersen, Edwin D. Charlebois (UCSF) DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa REFERENCE: Chamie G, Clark TD, Kabami J, et al. A hybrid mobile approach for population-wide HIV testing in rural east Africa: an observational study. Lancet HIV. 2016;3(3):e111-9. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Despite large investments in HIV testing, only an estimated 45% of HIV-infected
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Wagner DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: Malawi, Africa REFERENCE: Delavande A, Wagner Z, Sood N. The Impact of Repeat HIV Testing on Risky Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi.Journal of AIDS & clinical research. 2016;7(3):549. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000549. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: A significant proportion of HIV-positive adults in sub-Saharan Africa are in