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June 2014

To further add to the destruction and chaos of conflict, the past few years have brought mounting concern over the deliberate attacks on health care facilities and health workers, perpetrated to cause maximum damage to the health of populations. Despite concerted activity attempting to tackle these egregious attacks on health care, the distinct lack of progress in reducing the number of such attacks is disappointing.

The PLOS Medicine editors discuss the escalating problem of these attacks and support the importance of research on practical approaches to preventing them, as well as studies that more broadly evaluate interventions to improve health care in conflict settings.

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Research Articles

Place and Cause of Death in Centenarians: A Population-Based Observational Study in England, 2001 to 2010

Catherine J. Evans, Yuen Ho, Barbara A. Daveson, Sue Hall, Irene J. Higginson, Wei Gao, on behalf of the GUIDE_Care project

Efficacy of Pneumococcal Nontypable Haemophilus influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine (PHiD-CV) in Young Latin American Children: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Miguel W. Tregnaghi, Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Pio López, Hector Abate, Enrique Smith, Adriana Pósleman, Arlene Calvo, Digna Wong, Carlos Cortes-Barbosa, Ana Ceballos, Marcelo Tregnaghi, Alexandra Sierra, Mirna Rodriguez, Marisol Troitiño, Carlos Carabajal, Andrea Falaschi, Ana Leandro, Maria Mercedes Castrejón, Alejandro Lepetic, Patricia Lommel, William P. Hausdorff, Dorota Borys, Javier Ruiz Guiñazú, Eduardo Ortega-Barría, Juan P. Yarzábal, Lode Schuerman, on behalf of the COMPAS Group

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Pablo Perel, Tim Clayton, Doug G. Altman, Peter Croft, Ian Douglas, Harry Hemingway, Aroon Hingorani, Katherine I. Morley, Richard Riley, Adam Timmis, Danielle Van der Windt, Ian Roberts, for the PROGRESS Partnership

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