Table of Contents: January 2011

On 25 January 2011, World Health Organization (WHO) and PLoS Medicine announce a call for papers to inform the World Health Report 2012, which will be a groundbreaking report focusing for the first time on research for better health. Entitled "No Health Without Research," the report will be published by WHO in May 2012. In advance of this landmark publication, WHO and PLoS Medicine jointly invite submission of papers to PLoS Medicine related to strengthening national health research systems (see the Editorial [e1001008]). Research papers, case studies, and non-research papers will all be considered. A joint WHO/PLoS panel will select papers for inclusion in an ongoing special WHO/PLoS Collection leading up to the report's publication. The impetus behind the report is the need to emphasize the importance of research evidence in health care decision-making, and particularly so in the areas of health policy and health systems; the collection will showcase examples of the best research underpinning practice and policy worldwide.

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WHO/PLoS Collection “No Health Without Research”: A Call for Papers

Tikki Pang, Robert F. Terry, The PLoS Medicine Editors

Guidelines and Guidance

Setting Research Priorities to Reduce Almost One Million Deaths from Birth Asphyxia by 2015

Joy E. Lawn, Rajiv Bahl, Staffan Bergstrom, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Gary L. Darmstadt, Matthew Ellis, Mike English, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Anne C. C. Lee, Mario Merialdi, Mohamed Mohamed, David Osrin, Robert Pattinson, Vinod Paul, Siddarth Ramji, Ola D. Saugstad, Lyn Sibley, Nalini Singhal, Steven N. Wall, Dave Woods, John Wyatt, Kit Yee Chan, Igor Rudan

Setting Implementation Research Priorities to Reduce Preterm Births and Stillbirths at the Community Level

Asha George, Mark Young, Abhay Bang, Kit Yee Chan, Igor Rudan, Cesar G. Victora, Mickey Chopra, Craig Rubens, and the GAPPS expert group on community based strategies and constraints


A Research Agenda to Underpin Malaria Eradication

Pedro L. Alonso, Graham Brown, Myriam Arevalo-Herrera, Fred Binka, Chetan Chitnis, Frank Collins, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Brian Greenwood, B. Fenton Hall, Myron M. Levine, Kamini Mendis, Robert D. Newman, Christopher V. Plowe, Mario Henry Rodríguez, Robert Sinden, Laurence Slutsker, Marcel Tanner

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Drugs

The malERA Consultative Group on Drugs

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Vaccines

The malERA Consultative Group on Vaccines

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Vector Control

The malERA Consultative Group on Vector Control

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Diagnoses and Diagnostics

The malERA Consultative Group on Diagnoses and Diagnostics

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Health Systems and Operational Research

The malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Research

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance

The malERA Consultative Group on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Modeling

The malERA Consultative Group on Modeling

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Cross-Cutting Issues for Eradication

The malERA Consultative Group on Integration Strategies

Some Lessons for the Future from the Global Malaria Eradication Programme (1955–1969)

José A. Nájera, Matiana González-Silva, Pedro L. Alonso

The Role of Research in Viral Disease Eradication and Elimination Programs: Lessons for Malaria Eradication

Joel G. Breman, Ciro A. de Quadros, Walter R. Dowdle, William H. Foege, Donald A. Henderson, T. Jacob John, Myron M. Levine

Research Articles

Correcting Mortality for Loss to Follow-Up: A Nomogram Applied to Antiretroviral Treatment Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Matthias Egger, Ben D. Spycher, John Sidle, Ralf Weigel, Elvin H. Geng, Matthew P. Fox, Patrick MacPhail, Gilles van Cutsem, Eugène Messou, Robin Wood, Denis Nash, Margaret Pascoe, Diana Dickinson, Jean-François Etard, James A. McIntyre, Martin W. G. Brinkhof, for IeDEA East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa

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