Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis

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BMJ 2011; 343:d5506 http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.d5506 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21972295 ABSTRACT We constructed a state transition, compartmental, mathematical model of tuberculosis epidemics to estimate the impact of alternative future smoking trends on tuberculosis control. We projected tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and mortality in each World Health Organization region from 2010 to 2050, and incorporated changing trends in smoking, case detection,...

Public Health in Age of Globalization: Case Study Senegal

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Understanding the political, cultural, and social implications necessary to develop efficient public health institutions in the developing world.

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in High HIV Prevalence Settings

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Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in High HIV Prevalence Settings: What Can Mathematical Modelling Contribute to Informed Decision Making? Video by Catherine Hankins of UNAIDS. This relates to an article published in PLoS Medicine in September 2009 in which experts from UNAIDS, WHO, and the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling report their review of mathematical models estimating the impact of male circumcision on HIV incidence in high HIV prevalence settings *...