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November 2013

Since November 2011, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), an initiative based at the Harvard School of Public Health, has collaborated with PLOS to create a freely available, open access collection of outstanding research and commentary on maternal health: the MHTF-PLOS Collection on Maternal Health.

This month the PLOS Medicine editors and the MHTF announced the theme for the Year 3 Collection (2013-14): “Integrating Health Care to Meet the Needs of the Mother-Infant Pair”.

Image Credit: Original image by Jack Zalium, flickr. Alterations by Richard Basset, PLOS.

Health in Action

Changes in Chinese Policies to Promote the Rational Use of Antibiotics

Yonghong Xiao, Jing Zhang, Beiwen Zheng, Lina Zhao, Sujuan Li, Lanjuan Li

A Brief Patient-Reported Outcomes Quality of Life (PROQOL) Instrument to Improve Patient Care

Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Timothy J. Beebe, Christopher G. Chute, David T. Eton, Lacey A. Hart, Marlene H. Frost, Daniel Jensen, Victor M. Montori, John G. Smith, Steven A. Smith, Angelina D. Tan, Kathleen J. Yost, Jeanette Y. Ziegenfuss, Jeff A. Sloan

Policy Forums

Harnessing Poverty Alleviation to Reduce the Stigma of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Alexander C. Tsai, David R. Bangsberg, Sheri D. Weiser

Measles Outbreak Response Immunization Is Context-Specific: Insight from the Recent Experience of Médecins Sans Frontières

Andrea Minetti, Cameron Bopp, Florence Fermon, Gwenola François, Rebecca F. Grais, Lise Grout, Northan Hurtado, Francisco J. Luquero, Klaudia Porten, Laurent Sury, Meguerditch Terzian

Guidelines and Guidance

Global Research Priorities to Better Understand the Burden of Iatrogenic Harm in Primary Care: An International Delphi Exercise

Kathrin M. Cresswell, Sukhmeet S. Panesar, Sarah A. Salvilla, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Itziar Larizgoitia, Liam J. Donaldson, David Bates, Aziz Sheikh, on behalf of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Safer Primary Care Expert Working Group

Research Articles

Global Mortality Estimates for the 2009 Influenza Pandemic from the GLaMOR Project: A Modeling Study

Lone Simonsen, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Roger Lustig, Robert J. Taylor, Douglas M. Fleming, Madelon Kroneman, Maria D. Van Kerkhove, Anthony W. Mounts, W. John Paget, the GLaMOR Collaborating Teams

When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Children Aged 2–5 Years: A Collaborative Causal Modelling Analysis of Cohort Studies from Southern Africa

Michael Schomaker, Matthias Egger, James Ndirangu, Sam Phiri, Harry Moultrie, Karl Technau, Vivian Cox, Janet Giddy, Cleophas Chimbetete, Robin Wood, Thomas Gsponer, Carolyn Bolton Moore, Helena Rabie, Brian Eley, Lulu Muhe, Martina Penazzato, Shaffiq Essajee, Olivia Keiser, Mary-Ann Davies, for the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS–Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA) Collaboration

Whole Blood Gene Expression Profiles to Assess Pathogenesis and Disease Severity in Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Asuncion Mejias, Blerta Dimo, Nicolas M. Suarez, Carla Garcia, M. Carmen Suarez-Arrabal, Tuomas Jartti, Derek Blankenship, Alejandro Jordan-Villegas, Monica I. Ardura, Zhaohui Xu, Jacques Banchereau, Damien Chaussabel, Octavio Ramilo

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