Thursday, April 05, 2007

Weekend reading for you - Recent media

In the recently posted minutes from last week's child survival forum, I made reference to "high impact child survival interventions." If you are interested in child survival (i.e. keeping as many of the young ones alive as possible), I recommend the Lancet series on child survival. It offers a wonderful summary of the problem, the challenges in solving it, and potential "high impact" solutions.

In case you would like additional reading for your holiday weekend, I can recommend three more important articles. They are more recent and specifically relate to HIV.

(1) The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an important policy statement titled "Increasing Antiretroviral Drug Access for Children with HIV Infection."

(2) The New England Journal of Medicine's March issues (March 15, 2007 and March 22, 2007, I believe) contained several articles discussing the HIV epidemic in India.

(3) For those interested in recent [more technical] news on infant feeding in the context of HIV-infected mothers, the recent article by Hoosen Coovadia is a necessary read. It is titled "Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 during exclusive breatfeeding in the first 6 months of life: an intervention cohort study."

I do not have time to summarize these three articles right now but will do so soon for those of you who cannot access the full text with the links provided, and for those others among you who prefer thier news spoon-fed, partially digested, etc.



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