As infant mortality improves due to better infection control and peripartum care, congenital anomalies are becoming a key driver of pediatric survival and health.

12th August 2021 • comment

Better outcomes are a priority for all those who care about birth defects and rare diseases. We propose three enhancements to improve the value of surveillance.

12th August 2021 • comment

In this work, the authors analysed the transmission dynamics of the Wynwood outbreak, recorded in Florida at the end of July 2016, using a mathematical model calibrated to outbreak data, and assessed the efficacy of the implemented vector control measures in containing viral transmission. Results from this analysis provide useful insights for prevention and control of possible future outbreaks in European areas.

20th September 2017 • comment

Analysis of potential dengue vaccine impact in Yucatán Mexico.

31st May 2016 • comment

An estimate of the global economic burden of dengue by country and super-region 

18th April 2016 • comment

This paper looks at the true cost of dengue fever

14th April 2016 • comment

Despite the existence of low-cost and effective interventions for childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea, these conditions remain two of the leading killers of young children. Based on feedback from health professionals in countries with high child mortality, in 2009, WHO and Unicef began conceptualising an integrated approach for pneumonia and diarrhoea control. As part of this initiative, WHO and Unicef, with support from other partners, conducted a series of five workshops to facilitate the inclusion of coordinated actions for pneumonia and diarrhoea into the national health plans of 36 countries with high child mortality. This paper presents the findings from workshop and post-workshop follow-up activities and discusses the contribution of these findings to the development of the integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea, which outlines the necessary actions for elimination of preventable child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025. Though this goal is ambitious, it is attainable through concerted efforts. By applying the lessons learned thus far and continuing to build upon them, and by leveraging existing political will and momentum for child survival, national governments and their supporting partners can ensure that preventable child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea are eventually eliminated.

20th October 2014 • comment