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Discovery and delivery of new paradigms in global health

Covering a range of topics, including drug resistance monitoring, health in conflict and catastrophe, enabling technologies, epidemiology, education, diagnostics and control programmes, this online collection pulls together some of the papers published in International Health and Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2012. This collection complements the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s biennial meeting held in September 2012 and includes papers from speakers Nathan Ford and Diana Lockwood.

Drug resistance monitoring

Emergence of classical ctxB genotype 1 and tetracycline resistant strains of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor in Assam, India
Biswajyoti Borkakoty, Dipankar Biswas, Utpala Devi, Kausal Yadav and Jagadish Mahanta
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, June 2012

Health in conflict and catastrophe

Diagnosis and treatment of malaria by healthcare providers: findings from a post conflict district in Sri Lanka (Short Comm.)
J. Lima, R.R. Abeyasinghe, Ray Fitzpatrick and S.D. Fernando
International Health, June 2012

Enabling technology

Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control (PCT) databank: a tool for planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated preventive chemotherapy for control of neglected tropical diseases
Aya Yajima, Alexei Mikhailov, Pamela S. Mbabazi, Albis F. Gabrielli, Simona Minchiotti, Antonio Montresor and Dirk Engels
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, April 2012


50 years of dengue in India
Anita Chakravarti, Rohit Arora and Christine Luxemburger
Transactions of the Royal

Education and Global Health

Strategies developed and implemented by women's groups to improve mother and infant health and reduce mortality in rural Malawi
M. Rosato, F. Malamba, B. Kunyenge, T. Phiri, C. Mwansambo, P. Kazembe, A. Costello and S. Lewycka
International Health, September 2012

Feasibility and benefits of scaling up antiretroviral treatment provision with the 2010 WHO antiretroviral therapy guidelines in rural Lesotho
Helen Bygrave, Peter Saranchuk, Lipontso Makakole and Nathan Ford
International Health, September 2012


Diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in an Amazonic community of Peru using multiple diagnostic techniques
Jorge D. Machicado, Luis A. Marcos, Raul Tello, Marco Canales, Angelica Terashima and Eduardo Gotuzzo
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, June 2012

Control programmes

A community empowerment programme strategy embedded in a routine dengue vector control programme: a cluster randomised controlled trial
Marta Castro, Lizet Sánchez, Dennis Pérez, Nestor Carbonell, Pierre Lefèvre, Veerle Vanlerberghe and Patrick Van der Stuyft
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, May 2012

Imported infections

Nerve Damage in leprosy: a continuing challenge to scientists, clinicians and service providers
Diana N. Lockwood and Paul R. Saunderson
International Health, June 2012