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Addressing the Emergence and Spread of Leishmaniasis in the Borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay

Leishmaniasis is one of the most significant vector-borne diseases worldwide, with more than 2 million new cases recorded every year. In South America, both cutaneous leishmaniasis (skin infections) and the more severe visceral form of the disease …

Assessing Health, Economic, and Social Equity Impacts of Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products in Vietnam

Tobacco use is a leading cause of death in Vietnam. In June 2012, the country's National Assembly enacted a comprehensive Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harms, which then entered into force May 1, 2013. The provisions include a requirement …

Promoting Health, Livelihoods, and Sustainable Livestock Systems in Peri-Urban Ecosystems of India

In the peri-urban fringes of cities in India and many other Asian countries, rapid and unplanned growth has resulted in increased demand for local food. Highly intensified, industrial-style food production units supplement traditional agricultural …

Health Care Costs Attributable to Tobacco in Cambodia

In developing countries like Cambodia, it is often assumed that the cost of tobacco-related disease to national economies and households is low, despite a high number of male smokers. There are a number of reasons for this. Reporting of …

Scaling up Intermittent Rice Irrigation for Malaria Control on the North Coast of Peru

New research aims to help control malaria in one watershed in northern Peru.

Malaria is widespread in Peru's arid North Coast because of the extensive irrigation required to support rice paddies. Rice growing in the region accounts for …

Assessment of Physical Activity and Active Transport Among School Children in Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major global public health crisis. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are especially hard-hit. With few resources and weak health systems, these countries struggle under the double burden of infectious …

Task Shifting for Expanding Access to Quality Eye Care Services in Ethiopia

Quality eye care services are essential to the health and quality of life of Ethiopians. An estimated one million people in Ethiopia suffer from trichiasis, where eyelashes grow backward toward the eye. Trichiasis can result in damaged corneas and …

Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Health in Colombia and Bolivia

Climate change is affecting the world's natural ecosystems, according to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In Latin America, researchers have observed substantial changes in precipitation, temperature, …

Linking Emerging Infectious Diseases Research and Policy Networks in Southeast Asia and China: APEIR Phase II

The Asian Partnership on Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (APEIR) is a multi-country, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral research network that enables researchers and experts from several sectors, including agriculture and health, to explore …

Building Research Excellence in Wildlife and Human Health in Sri Lanka

Known for its dense human population, diverse wild animal species, and large population of domestic animals, Sri Lanka derives both risks and benefits from its wildlife. Among the benefits are a strong tourist economy, ocean and freshwater fish …

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